Bets are on for Sarah Palin at Flyers home opener
A slip of the tongue is one thing, but a slip (or trip) at center ice?
Could be worth some money to gamblers.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to drop the ceremonial first puck Saturday night before the Philadelphia Flyers' home opener against the New York Rangers. And the online offshore betting site bodoglife.com is offering 10-1 odds (as of this posting) that she'll take a spill in the process, even though she most likely will be standing on a red carpet, as is customary for guests who are there to drop the puck.
That's not all.
It's even-money that Palin will get booed more than cheered when introduced, and -130 that she'll be greeted with more cheers. It's also even-money that she'll wear a Flyers sweater on to center ice, and -140 that she won't.
But the biggest payoff, and this is no joke, are 1,000-1 odds that she'll drop the gloves with Flyers captain Mike Richards.
No word if he's a Democrat or Republican.
-- Dan Arritt
Photo: Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin greets supporters in Ohio. Credit: Tony Dejak/Associated Press