Super Bowl Prop Bets Are More Interesting than the Game
In case you hadn't been paying attention (since the only Bears and/or Packers you'll see on Sunday are spectators), the Big Game, or Super Bowl 51 (LI) is happening this coming Sunday. If you don't really care at all about football, then take a look at some of the "prop bets" that can make it a lot more fun for the person who couldn't care less about Xs and Os.
First off, what exactly is a "prop bet?"
In gambling, a "proposition bet" (prop bet, prop, novelty, or a side bet) is a bet made regarding the occurrence or non-occurrence during a game (usually a gambling game) of an event not directly affecting the game's final outcome. Proposition bets in sports are differentiated from the general bets for or against a particular team or regarding the total number of points scored. Traditionally, proposition bets can be made on outcomes such as the number of strikeouts a pitcher will accumulate in a baseball game, whether a non-offensive player will score in an American football game, which team will score the first points of the game, the discipline record of teams in a match, the timing of certain events, the number of specific events per team or in the entire match, realistically any statistically discrete event contained in a match or game could be bet on.
Got it? Good. Here are some of the stranger prop bets you can make on Sunday's game, from CBS Sports:
- What will Luke Bryan be wearing when he starts singing the U.S. national anthem? (Blue jeans are 1/2, any other pants or shorts are 3/2)
- How many times will "Gronk" or "Gronkowski" be said on TV during live broadcast? (Over/Under 3)
- Will "Houston, we have a problem" be said on TV during live broadcast? (Yes 5/2, No 1/4)
- What color will Lady Gaga's hair be when she comes on stage for the halftime show? (Blonde 1/4, any other color 5/2)
- How many times will "deflate" or "Deflategate" be said on TV during live broadcast? (Over 1½ Even or 1/1, Under 1½ -140 or 5/7)
- How many times will Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during the broadcast? (Over 1½ +110 11/10, Under 1½ -150 2/3)
- And, the biggie: What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach? (Clear 3/1, Lime/green 3/1, Orange 3/1, Yellow 3/1, Red 6/1, Blue 15/2, Purple 12/1)