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Don't bet on it? Vegas has spoken, and JJ will be your champion

Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup champion. OK, it hasn't actually happened yet, but Las Vegas oddsmakers are so confident, they've taken the championship proposition off the board, writes David Newton.

Updated: November 5, 2008, 6:23 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Casinos along the Las Vegas strip are full of people putting hard-earned dollars on the NFL, the NBA and college football. You can bet on what the halftime score will be in Sunday's NFL game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. Or how many first downs No. 1 Alabama will have against No. 16 LSU in Saturday's Southeastern Conference showdown.

NASCAR?

As far as Vegas is concerned, go ahead and crown Jimmie Johnson for the third straight year. ...

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