Offbeat Super Bowl XLVII WagersThe Super Bowl is still over a week away, but bettors have plenty to do for the next eight or nine days besides watch the Pro Bowl. Most sportsbooks have released their lists of proposition bets, which number in the hundreds. There are those prop bets where a good handicapper can gain a bit of an advantage and there are those offbeat proposition betting, where luck plays the primary factor.
We'll look at some of the fun, offbeat bets in this article.
Novice bettors should be aware that the odds are listed using what is known as the money line.
Those wanting a detailed explanation of the money line can read Understanding Money Lines and you will be to speed in no time.
How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the US National Anthem?
Over 2 minutes, 15 seconds -120
Under 2 minutes, 15 seconds -120
When Kelly Clarkson performed the National Anthem the over/under time was 1 minute, 34 seconds, so the oddsmakers are obviously expecting Keys to stretch it out quite a bit.
Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the US National Anthem?
You can only bet the "Yes" on this wager.
Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least one word of the official US National Anthem?
If Keys takes more than two minutes to perform the song she'll have plenty of time to remember the words, but it's a tough to lay -200 on it.
Will Alicia Keys add at least one new word of the official US National Anthem?
It might be tempting to take the odds on the yes here. You have to do something different to stretch a song out so long and throwing in something out of the ordinary might just do the trick.
Will Beyonce be joined by Jay-Z on Stage during the Super Bowl Half Time Show?
I'm probably showing my age, but I have no idea who Jay-Z is, nor do I know anything about Beyonce or Alicia Keys other than having heard their name for that matter, so would have to lean to the no.
Will Beyonce admit to lip synching at Obama's Inauguration before the Super Bowl?
The no is probably the way to go.
Will Beyonce's hair be Curly/Crimped OR Straight at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?
How many times will Jack Harbaugh be shown on TV during the game?
Over 1.5 -140
Under 1.5 EVEN
Halftime won't count for this wager, but you have to think they will show him at least twice.
How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim & John Harbaugh?
(Will be from moment the touch to moment the release.)
Over 7.5 seconds -120
Under 7.5 seconds -120
I would give the under a good look.
How many times will Harbaugh be said during the game?
Over 20.5 -115
Under 20.5 -115
Kind of like the over in this one.
How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game?
(From kick off until final whistle.)
Over 2.5 -120
Under 2.5 -120
If this one goes over the announcers should be fired, but all it takes is one clown to give a list of all the different names the game has be referred to at some point to send it over.
Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?
San Francisco 49ers +150
Obama hasn't had a whole lot to say about the NFL after he proclaimed the Chicago Bears had the best defense in football. That was a few days before they lost to the 49ers 32-7.
What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the winning Super Bowl team?
How the mighty have fallen. The old green lemon-lime flavored Gatorade most of us grew up with has been reduced to a measly longshot.
Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?
Does not thank anybody +225
When you can get the Big Guy upstairs at +250 you take it.
If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room how many times will he mention "God/Lord?"
Over 3 -120
Under 3 -120
If you like the Ravens to win the game, you will probably lean to the over.
What will the TV Rating be for the Super Bowl?
Over Nielsen Rating 46 -120
Under Nielsen Rating 46 -120
The 49ers or Ravens aren't the marquee teams of the league, but there are enough story lines for people to tune in.
Over 15000 -120
Under 15000 -120
A slight lean to the under.
Obviously, most of these are off the top of my head and are definitely nothing to get serious about. They are just some of the offbeat wagers that you can have fun with during the game.