The Super Bowl annually pits two of the NFL’s most successful, or hottest, teams against one another for league-wide supremacy. Super Sunday has become an event for the entire country, no matter one’s team alliance.
There are parties held from Key West to Portland, and everywhere in between. Millions of pounds of chips and dips are dominated and sub sandwiches are measured not by the foot, but by the yard.
On top of the food, booze, and parties, millions and millions of dollars worth of bets are placed, from the winner of the game to the points spread to the over/under and all the standard scoring lines.
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However, seeing as this is the biggest game of the year, some of the biggest and wackiest bets of the year can be made on so much more than merely the outcome of the game. Dollars will have already changed hands far before San Francisco and Baltimore will have trotted out onto the field on Feb. 3.
For instance, thank to the folks over at Bovada.com, fans can place prop bets on such pre-game festivities as Alicia Keys’ appearance as the national anthem singer. Some men and women may have a hunch that Keys will mess up a word, miss one all together, or actually add a word or two to her rendition of the song.
No matter what that hunch might be, Bovada will take your bet.
Do you think someone will ditch out on curfew and get himself arrested before the big game? Bovada’s got 5-1 odds saying you’re right.
For the first time in the history of the game, two brothers will face off as opposing head coaches. Countless sports outlets have referred to the game as the “HarBowl” or the “Harbaugh Bowl”.
If the game’s announcers reference one of the those names for this year’s Super Bowl more than 2.5 times, and you have taken the over, then you are the winner, friend.
There are over 500 different prop bets to be made on just about everything a prospective better can think of. Grab your wallets, and hope for the best — whether you are making a bet on the game itself or not.