The quote is calculated statistically in the same way as in other sports, as are hotshot quotes (named players to score a touchdown), touchdown yardage (cumulative yards of touchdown scoring plays), touchdown minutes (total cumulative minutes that touchdowns are scored in) and individual player touchdown minutes. The latter has a lot in common with the individual player goal-scoring minutes in soccer and similarly sees vastly more buyers than sellers.


During the regular season, American football really only remains a game for the aficionado, particularly after Sky’s perverse decision to keep live matches on its digital Sky Sports Extra channel. But once a year the game’s showpiece occasion comes round and the spread firms go to town. The Superbowl ranks with the FA Cup for its range of special markets.


From the time of the first penalty to the length of the longest pass, the number of times the chain gang officials come on to the pitch to measure for a first down to a match bet on which kicker will have the most successful field goal- kicking yards. All are potential winners, but as always, check the statistics. There probably will be an error somewhere— but hard work is needed to find it.