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On This Day in Sports Odds History
1986 (NFL): In Super Bowl XX at the Superdome in New Orleans - the Chicago Bears complete an 18-1 season and demolish the New England Patriots with a 46-10 victory. The Bears covered as a 10-point favorite and the game went over the total of 37 points. The Super Bowl prop bet was born when Caesars sportsbook offered a bet on whether or not Bears defensive lineman William "Regrigerator" Perry would score a touchdown. Perry scored on a 1-yard run late in the third quarter and bettors in Las Vegas rejoiced.
2003 (NFL): The Tampa Bay Buccaneers win their first Super Bowl after defeating the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego. The Buccaneers were a 3½-point underdog and the game went well over the total of 44 points. Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon threw 5 interceptions, with 3 of them being returned for a touchdown. 2 of the interceptions were by defensive back Dexter Jackson, who was named Super Bowl MVP.
2014 (Tennis): As a +450 underdog for the match, #8 seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 1st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open after defeating #1 seed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Wawrinka, who defeated #2 Novak Djokovic 9-7 in the 5th set of the quarterfinals, entered the tournament at +4000 to win the title.