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Bet the Number of Times McVay’s Get-Back Guy is Mentioned During Super Bowl 53

Photo of the LA Rams sideline, featuring head coach Sean McVay and Ted Rath
The world found out about Ted Rath, Sean McVay's "Get-Back Guy", this week. Photo from @takeaDailybreak (Twitter)
  • Ted Rath became a star this week as his role as Sean McVay’s “Get Back” guy was revealed
  • How many times will the Super Bowl 53 broadcast team mention him?
  • How many times will they show a replay of him moving McVay out of the way during the Super Bowl?

What would the Super Bowl be without props? Well, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun to watch that’s for sure.

We know the classics, color of the Gatorade, color of Belichick’s hoodie and so on. This year, there’s an awesome new prop to bet thanks to Los Angeles Rams “Hold me Back” guy Ted Rath.

This story has gained so much traction thanks to the amazing NFL films video that outlined Rath’s duty of keeping Sean McVay in check. It’s certain to get some attention during the Super Bowl. How much? Bovada has set the line.

Number of Times Ted Rath is Mentioned During Super Bowl Broadcast

How Many Times Will Ted Rath Be Mentioned During The Broadcast? Odds at Bovada
Over 3.5 +140
Under 3.5 -180

*All odds taken 1/25

Ted Rath is going to be talked about during the Super Bowl. There is an obsession with just about everything Sean McVay does, and the need to be held back due to an outpouring of emotion is exactly what the cameras want to capture.

The issue is, hitting the over means it being a story line four different times. That seems steep and the price you’d be getting paid (+140) may not match the risk.

Keep an eye on the under here, but don’t make any decisions until you see all of the Rath related props.

How Many Times Will Rath be Shown Holding McVay Back During Super Bowl?

How Many Replays Will Be Shown Of Ted Rath Holding Sean McVay Back During The Game? Odds at Bovada
Over 1.5 -125
Under 1.5 -115

This number seems a little more realistic.

Assuming the broadcast gets one in for sure just to tell the story, it doesn’t seem unlikely that Teddy Ballgame (I feel like that’s a good nickname for a “Hold me Back” coach) gets shown on replay at least twice.

The Super Bowl broadcast is about entertainment and this is a story that shouldn’t be ignored.

Yes, to all of us who watch football often, we’ve seen this before. But we aren’t who these stories are for. The Super Bowl broadcast is often about entertaining fair-weather fans and they’ll eat this story up.

Best Bets

There are two different options here: (1) if you’re passionate for or against, go ahead and hammer both OVERs or both UNDERs.

(2) If you like playing it cute, there’s an interesting way of splitting this up and limiting your risk. Bet Over 1.5 replays and Under 3.5 mentions.

If Rath ends up a star two or three times, which seems likely, you’ll cash in twice. Otherwise you split the difference and move on to keeping eye balls on all the other entertaining props Bovada has to offer.

PICK: Over 1.5 Replays (-125) & Under 3.5 Mentions (-180)


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