I honestly can’t tell you when the first prop bet occurred but it would only seem right if it were during a Super Bowl. I laid out the history of betting the Super Bowl earlier this week and hopefully you took that to heart before laying your dough on either the Patriots or Seahawks.
Prop bets can essentially be wagers on just about anything related to the event. If Dick Vitale were doing the Final Four, there would be a prop on how many times he says one of his famous phrases. When Jim Nantz does The Masters, a prop bet could be home times he mentions the azaleas or other flower.
Prop bets have even started to creep their way into popular culture. You can actually wager on things like the Academy Awards and what color will Meryl Streep be wearing. Yes my friends, we’ve clearly gone off the deep end. The prop bets featured today are just a small sampling of the type of prop bets you can make. But the great news is that you have options.
If you’re attending one of the millions of Super Bowl parties around the country then get creative! Bring in the Super Bowl commercials and you can do that in a number of ways. From the most ads, to the ones with celebrities and so on.
The bottom line is that with prop bets, you can do just about whatever you want. Have fun with them and enjoy the guy.
Today I’m giving you special prop bets from our friends at Bovada. I hope you enjoy these props and my picks for each. My best bets have an * next to them.
Length of the National Anthem by Idina Menzel
Two Minutes 1 Second OVER -120, UNDER -120
Will Idina Menzel forget or omit at least one word from the National Anthem?
Yes +450, No -700
Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after scoring a touchdown?
Yes +600, No -1000
Which coach will be mentioned first by name after the opening kickoff on TV?
Pete Carroll EVEN, Bill Belichick -140
What color will Bill Belichick’s hoodie be?
Gray -150, Blue +110, Red +700
How many times will Katy Perry be mentioned before halftime?*
Over 2 -110, Under 2 -130
Will Bill Belichick smile on TV cameras during the game?
Yes +150, No -250
Bill Belichick hoodie type
sleeves cut -175, sleeves intact +135
What will Katy Perry be wearing when she begins her halftime show?
Pants (below knees) +275, Shorts (above knees) +225, Skirt or Dress -175
How many times will Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during the game?
Over 1.5 EVEN, Under 1.5 -140
Who will be shown more on TV during the game?*
Robert Kraft -250, Paul Allen +170
Will Al Michaels mention during the broadcast the spread, total, odds or prop bets during the game?
Yes +170, No -250
What will the Nielsen rating of the game be?
Over 47.5 -120, Under 47.5 -120
Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his interview?
Teammates 3/2, God 2/1, Fans/City 15/2, Owner 12/1, Coach 15/1, Family 15/1, Does not mention any of the above 5/2
How many viewers will the game have?
Over 113 million -140, Under 113 million Even
How many times will “deflated” balls be mentioned during the game?
Over 3 -140, Under 3 Even