Football: And Now the Super Bowl

Jimmy ("the Greek") Snyder never played pro football. He has only seen one game this year, and if he so much as said hello to a pro coach or player, somebody would probably call a cop. Jimmy the Greek is an oddsmaker—one of those faceless fellows who set a betting line on pro games for bookies and their clients.

Last week Jimmy announced his line for next Sunday's Super Bowl between the N.F.L.'s Green Bay Packers and the A.F.L.'s Oakland Raiders. The Packers—by 14. He gave Green Bay two points each for superior...

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