There is not much that sportsbooks won’t happily set odds on. Whether it’s the 2011 Oscar Awards odds in which The King’s Speech, Colin Firth, and Natalie Portman are expected to win the big hardware at the Academy Awards, to Super Bowl wacky wagers, the bookmakers have it all.
Of course there are the odds that fantasy football gurus bet such as the over/under on just about every major statistical category on players such as Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Quarless, Donald Driver, Hines Ward, and Rashard Mendenhall. Of course these are the most popular Super Bowl proposition odds.
But then there are the attention grabbing ones such as:
How long will it take Christina Aguilera to sing the National Anthem? The over/under is 1:54. If bettors wager on the under it’s (+135) meaning they win $1.35 for every dollar risked.
Will Christina Aguilera wear a cowboy hat while singing the National Anthem? Yes is (+175). Remember the game is in Dallas Cowboys Stadium. How long will she hold the note “Brave” at the end of the National Anthem? Six seconds is the total posted. One can even wager on the color of her hair.
Will Fergie be dressed as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader at any point during the Halftime show? Yes is (+450).
How Many Times will FOX show Jerry Jones on TV during the Game? Over 2.5 would seem to be a lock. The same 2.5 total is set on the other seemingly easy over of how many times will FOX mention “Brett Favre” on TV during the Game?
Who will the FOX announcers say has better hair on TV during the game, Troy Polamalu or Clay Matthews?
What color will the Gatorade be that is dumped on the head coach of the winning Super Bowl team? Will a punt hit the scoreboard during the game? Bet yes at (+750).
What will the TV rating be for the Super Bowl and which city Pittsburgh or Green Bay will have the higher ratings are among the other props.
Which Super Bowl commercial will have a higher rating on USA Today’s annual Ad Meter?
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