Don’t sleep on JJ or Sweed.
Since I will throw myself into the spirit of the Super Bowl this weekend by traveling to Vegas and indulging in some prop bets, I think it’s incumbent upon me to look at players, who might not be marquee players, but could really surprise come Sunday and in the right situation, could pay off nicely in a prop bet situation. Now in case you don’t know what a prop bet is, it’s short for “proposition bet.” They can range from, who scores the first touchdown, to which team leads at half time, to if LeBron James will score more points than The Steelers. Stuff like that. Odds are commensurate with the level of absurdity connected with the bet. For instance, let’s say that you have a bet on Mike Gandy scoring the first touchdown. Well, since he plays tackle, that would be an almost impossibility, the odds on a bet like that would be quite high. So, realistically, who could emerge from this game, not only offering up the chance to cash in on a fairly high prop bet, but might even influence the game in ways that most of us wouldn’t expect?
I’ve looked at the birth dates for both rosters and the two players that pop out, one for each team are Limas Sweed for The Steelers and JJ Arrington for The Cardinals. So the question then becomes, “Why?”
Let’s start with Sweed.
From a logical perspective, Sweed might have to get more playing time due to the fact that Hines Ward is hurt, but aside from this, practical aspect, Sweed, born on 12/25/84 is a Capricorn, 3 degrees with an Aquarian Moon, Venus in Aquarius, Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Capricorn (1 degree). Now that Pluto has moved into Capricorn, it is resting directly on top of Sweed’s Sun and his Neptune. That’s a lot of current for the young man to handle. For the lay person reading this for the very first time, with little knowledge of astrology, Pluto moves in long cycles and just shifted into Capricorn for the next 16 years. People born early in the sign, like Sweed will feel this intense change more readily than others.
Pluto is about transformation and dying to outdated concepts of self, while Capricorn means business, big business. There are plenty of posts here that get into the social ramifications of this shift, but on a personal level, young Limas Sweed is waking up and realizing that he is in the big time now and will shift his confidence and awareness to embrace the growing cognition that he is a force to be reckoned with. Maybe he’s having great practices or perhaps Bruce Arians is really coaching him up, getting him ready to take on a more pronounced role in this game due to Ward’s balky knee, but whatever is happening I would wager and I probably will, that a light is going off in Limas Sweed’s brain, that somehow, this game, his present, his future, are all intertwined.
Sweed will be called upon in this game at some point and asked to make a difference. Will he be ready to imprint his name on history? I think so as transiting Pluto in Cap is trining his natal Pluto in Scorpio in a tight trine, which adds yet more power and intensity to the young mans chart. The only aspect that could be troubling in some ways, is transiting Neptune in Aquarius conjuncting his natal Mars also in Aquarius, which could challenge his confidence. Lack of belief in ones self is an aspect of this aspect and will be something to overcome, a challenge, a point of transformation.
If you’re looking for a sleeper on The Steelers, a sneaky prop bet, Limas Sweed could be your man.
Based on my celestial calculations, JJ Arrington might be the fastest player on the field come Sunday. Arrington is buried once again on The Cardinals bench now that Edgerrin James is starting, but if there is one thing we can ascertain from Whisenhunt’s chart and style, it’s that he is willing to innovate and mix things up. The Steelers are preparing for James, maybe Hightower, but probably not Arrington. This is where Whisenhunt can throw a fork ball into the game plan and Arrington, an early Aquarian. might have the most sympathetic relationship to Jupiter on the field. His natal Mars in Jupiter is conjunct transiting Jupiter, while his natal Jupiter in Sag and and natal Uranus, in Sag trine transiting Jupiter. Again, in lay terms, what does this mean? It means that he will have a very easy connection with his athletic gifts and abilities as trines move in soft degrees from planet to planet, unlike squares, which are hard, right angles and make it difficult for energy to flow. Jupiter in Sag is audaciously athletic, expansive and lucky as hell. Jupiter in Aquarius trining Arrington’s natal Jupiter means that a moment of fame, good fortune and celebration are at hand.
Aquarius is air, Sag is fire and together, the two are explosive. Add that Uranus in Sag into the mix and Arrington will be downright electric on Sunday. I would not be at all surprised to see him lead The Cardinals in rushing and if you wanted to lay down a reasonable, prop bet, it would be that he would score the first touchdown of the game on a kick off return. There you go, my first prediction.
I’ll have more later and will actually be blogging, live from Vegas on Super Bowl Sunday.