Here Are The Most Outrageous Things You Can Bet On During The Super Bowl
Brad Cohen 01:08 pm, February 04th, 2011
As the popularity of the Super Bowl continues to grow, the game's halftime show and advertisers have adapted to appeal to a number of different demographics. The gambling world has also adapted, offering prop bets on almost anything imaginable, from who will win the coin toss to how long it will take Christina Aguilera to sing the National Anthem.
According to Business Insider, which cites a Bill Simmons podcast, prop bets began in 1985 when Las Vegas offered 100/1 odds that William "Refrigerator" Perry—who was used as a fullback on rare occasions— would appear in an offensive play. So many gamblers bet on Perry, the line moved down to 3/1 and when the defensive lineman appeared at fullback, Vegas took a big hit.
Now, 26 years later, you can wager on the National Anthem, half-time show and even place cross-sport prop bets. Below is a list of some of the wackier prop bets available for when the Green Bay Packers play the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLV, according to various gambling and news websites:
How many times will FOX mention Brett Favre on TV during the game? [Over 2.5 ( -160), Under 2.5 (+120)]
Which Super Bowl commercial will have a higher rating on USA Today's annual Ad Meter? [Bud Light (11/4), Budweiser (11/4), Doritos (11/2), GoDaddy.com (10/1), Pepsi Max (6/1), Sketchers (12/1), Teleflora (15/1), Other (5/2)]
The Black Eyed Peas will play "Joints and Jams" during their performance (200/1)
will.i.am is wearing at least two articles of clothing that light up (5/1)
The percentage of Fergie's leg that's covered is less than the percentage of any one song they actually play (3/1)
will.i.am actually follows through on his promise to tweet from the stage (2/1)
How long will Christina Aguilera hold the note "Brave" at the end of the National Anthem? (over/under 6 seconds)
Who will the MVP thank first? [God (3/2), no one (2/1), teammates (5/2), family (4/1), coach (10/1)]