SuperBowl week has officially started. By this time next week, we will know if the Patriots succeeded in their quest for the perfect season, or if the Giants will be attending their victory parade in the streets of New York.
Either way, I can guarantee one thing; And that is the continuation of the senseless SuperBowl headlines that fill the airwaves. Forget about Tom Brady’s right foot. We all know that he’s playing. Forget about the dog that ate a pair of $900 SuperBowl tickets. His owner forgives him.
The reason why the SuperBowl is so big is that it attracts non-football fans to the game. Whether the game is watched for the commercials or the halftime show, millions of people huddle around big screens in homes and bars all over the country.
Even one of the biggest sports towns, Las Vegas, gets in on the act when it comes to antics away from the actual game. We know that you can bet on who will win the MVP, or who will commit the first penalty of the day, but did you know that Sin City has come up with more ridiculous SuperBowl props? Here are some examples from VegasWatch.net :
7. How long will it take Jordin Sparks to sing the National anthem? (Bodog)
Over 1m42s (-115)
Under 1m 42s (-115)
6. Commercial Props (Bodog)BetUS has some boring ones, like the first ad during halftime (Bud Light and Go Daddy are both 4:1). But Bodog got creative:
Which Super Bowl commercial will have a higher rating on USA Today’s annual Ad Meter?
Go Daddy.com 3:1
Victoria Secret 8:1
5. TV Broadcast Props (Bodog)
How Many Times will Joe Buck mention Peyton Manning’s name during the Broadcast?
Over 5.5 (-125)
Under 5.5 (-115)How many times will Archie Manning be shown on the TV Broadcast?
Over 4.5 (-150)
Under 4.5 (+110)Will the entire Fox pre-game team pick the Patriots to win the Super Bowl?
4. ’72 Dolphins Props (Bodog)
If the Patriots win, will Bob Kraft mention the ’72 Dolphins during the Trophy Presentation?
No (-105) Will Don Shula be on the field to shake Belichick’s hand after the game?
No -3003. Who will the MVP of the Game thank first? (Bodog)
Doesn’t thank anyone, 6:1
2. Colour of liquid winning Head Coach is doused in (BetUS)
Purple +1600 1. Tom Petty Props (BetUS)Petty will be performing at halftime. There are the standard props on this sort of thing- what song he will open with (Running Down A Dream is the favorite at BetUS), and end with (Free Falling is 2:3 at Bodog). But those pale in comparison to the random props BetUS has thought up:
smokes a joint during half time show +2500
has a wardrobe malfunction +10000
streaks field during play +50000
will smash a guitar onstage +5000
will curse during performance +8000