by Dave Boehler
The Beacon Sports Editor
I can’t see myself doing any of the following, can you?
• A Houston furniture salesman bet $4.5 million on the underdog Cincinnati Bengals to upset the favored Los Angeles Rams Sunday in the Super Bowl.
Caesars Sportsbook said it is the second-largest bet the company has ever taken on the Super Bowl. If Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is right, he wins $7.7 million.
• About 1,600 baseball cards were discovered by an Idaho family remodeling their house. They removed the roof shingles covering a bedroom wall and found the 1970s and 80s cards glued to the plaster. However, they are affixed to the wall too strongly to remove, so the family is willing to allow someone to take the wall away if they are interested.
• Speaking of Idaho, two men there broke a Guinness World Record by passing a beach ball between them 157 times in 1 minute.
They had already set the 30-second record with 84 passes.
• Not sure this is a sport, but another Guinness World Record was set by an Iranian man when he balanced 85 spoons in various locations on his body. The 50-year-old says he has been doing this since he was a child. The previous record was 64.
• A new world record for the highest price paid for a sports video game was set when a 1990 sealed copy of John Madden Football for Sega Genesis sold for $480,000. Madden, a legendary former NFL coach and broadcaster, died in December.
• Looking for a new way to fight? Two female inmates at a German prison have been fined for a brawl that began with a food fight. The Associated Press reported the cellmates began throwing potato mash at each other following a disagreement. Then one woman threw her entire plate at the other, who responded in kind.