Today is the day where millions of people spend their day watching the Super Bowl. Then, there are other people who could not care less, but yet they want to feel like they are a part of the action. This is where prop bets come in. According to sports betting books in Las Vegas, there will be over $100 million spent on prop bets, and that does not count the millions of dollars that folks at home will spend with their own betting games. So if you are not a fan of either the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos, here are five different prop bets for the Super Bowl that can be fun.
One: How long will the national anthem last. The singer this year is Renee Fleming, a soprano who is working at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Last year, singer Alicia Keys took two minutes and 35 seconds to go from the first note to the last word “brave.” The bet is either she will go over or under 2:25.
Two: What color gloves will Fleming wear. Yes, this is a bet. The choices are black, white, red, or other color. This one may be tricky, because it could depend on what coat Fleming may wear and the other accessories, such as a hat. Also, it could depend on the coat she wears. Or will they match the color of her shoes? This is getting quite a bit in depth.
Three: Number of times Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will say “Omaha” in the huddle. This has become quite comical in the last two games, with CBS turning up Manning’s microphone so they could fully hear him say “Omaha” during the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. He ended up saying it 31 times. The city of Omaha has been joking around with it, saying he just loves this city. Actually, it’s just part of an offensive play the Broncos do. But, it is funny to hear him say it, so the odds are either over or under hearing it 27 1/2 times.
Four: If anyone of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be shirtless at halftime. While everyone is pushing Bruno Mars performing at the halftime show, the rock band will also be getting airtime. There are four members, and lead singer Anthony Kiedis is known to perform shirtless, so you can go with the “yes” bet. But, with the chance of rain and wind, he might not want to get soaked out there, so it can be a “no.”
Five: How many people will watch the game. The Super Bowl is the most-watched event every year. The last few years have averaged over 100 million years. Last year’s match up with the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens was seen by over 108 million people. This year’s bet is 112 million, so you can either bet there will be more or less viewers.
That is just a small fraction of what the prop bets are going on for the Super Bowl. Whether or not you are really into the game, or just want to have a bit of fun, these prop bets can be an added bonus to today’s game.
By Renayle Fink