10 Ridiculous Super Bowl Prop Bets

Super Bowl 50

Ridiculous, Yet Hilarious Super Bowl Prop Bets

The Super Bowl is big for so many reasons. The players and fans of both teams have their hearts set on being Super Bowl Champions, but there are so many other elements to Super Bowl Sunday. Companies of all kinds dump millions into advertising to capture the worlds attention in hopes of selling their product to the public. This year, a 30-second spot is an amazing $5 million, which is up from $4.5 million in 2015 and a $3.8 million price tag in 2014.

Usually, there are a few big movie trailers that try to kick off the year by building hype for the hottest must-see blockbusters. The art form of a “Must-See” movie trailer can’t be denied these days, yet spending millions of dollars to miss the mark is crippling. Let’s also not forget about the bars, pubs, and restaurants that fans will be attending all over the world; each host location will have a chance to pull in their biggest single day earnings of the year. Yet the real hidden gem of this yearly mega-event doesn’t come with a side of fries.

I’ll admit it, I drop more cash on food, beverages, and “friendly wagers” on Super Bowl Sunday than any other NFL day of the year. But for big name online sportsbooks or Las Vegas Casinos, money trades hands like you could only imagine. With bets as crazy as calling “Heads or Tails” for the game’s kickoff, you know if you look hard enough, the insane prop bets will surely be worth a laugh.

***The Following Super Bowl Prop Bets are real ridiculous wagers you can make for Super Bowl 50 with an online sportsbook. I am not plugging any single sportsbook, nor am I saying you should gamble, I’m simply pointing out some hilarious Super Bowl Prop Bets. I researched many providers to bring you these top 10 hilarious bets for a laugh.***

1. Will either backup QB take a snap in the game?


  • Yes (+200)
  • No (-300)

Brock OsweilerMy Thoughts: This prop bet is interesting, and one I would consider a fun bet to make.

If Super Bowl 50 turns out to be a blowout, like the last Super Bowl Peyton Manning was in, then yeah, we could see the backup  take a few snaps. The backup would at least come in to kneel out the game if the score got out of hand, we saw that against the Cardinals in the NFC Championship game just a few weeks ago.

An injury could also take the starter out of the game for a couple plays if either of these blitzing defenses got to the quarterback, which is something that both teams have shown they are capable of doing throughout the NFL playoffs.

Overall I don’t think this will happen, the chances of the backup coming into the game is low. Although, for some reason, this long shot prop bet reminds me of a crazy Super Bowl bet story from a few years ago.

In 2012, Patriots vs. Giants faced off in Super Bowl XLVI. I put $5 on the “first score of the game” to be a safety. As you may or may not remember, Brady threw the ball away while standing in his own endzone in the first quarter. He wasn’t outside the pocket, and there wasn’t a player in the area. That by rule is intentional grounding, and when you’re in the endzone, it’s a safety. My wife and I were hosting a Super Bowl party (before we had kids) and people were arriving late as that play happened. I remember eating hot wings, saying hello to someone, and watching the play develop all at the same time. Once the ball was badly overthrown and out of bounds I jumped out of my seat and started to make the “safety dance.” I got the attention of the room while trying to celebrate and inform everyone I had money on the safety to be the first score of the game. Again, I was eating, and those wings were hot. I looked like, and sounded like, a screaming lunatic. I remember one person actually saying “Is he ok?”

I was better than ok, as I had just turned a $5 bet into $500; the wager paid at 100 to 1.

My Pick: I could actually see the backup come in for a snap for whatever reason, but the odds aren’t as good as my safety bet story, so I’m going to pass.

2. Will the Golden Gate Bridge be shown during the Broadcast?


  • Yes -350
  • No +225

Golden gate bridgeMy Thoughts: I’ve watched enough football to know that the NFL loves to take an aerial shot of a stadium as they ease in and out of commercial breaks. However, I did Google “How close is the Golden Gate Bridge to 49ers stadium” and learned that it’s about 50 miles away. Meaning they’re unlikely to get a live shot of the bridge, and would more likely pre-tape one before the game. I’m not sure how that affects my pick, but it does somehow – lol.

My Pick: I’m going to go with YES, we see the Golden Gate bridge once.

3. How many Wings will Buffalo Wild Wings Sell on Super Bowl Day?

  • Over 12 Million -120
  • Under 12 Million -120

Buffalo Wild WingsMy Thoughts: You’ve got to be joking! Who’s actually putting money on this? Personally, I hate these kinds of bets as there’s no way to know if you’ve won or lost throughout the game. This is a random bet and something only an idiot would place money on.

My Pick: You’re betting on ‘Murica to over eat, so I’m going to pick over 20 Million.

4. Will “Left Shark” make an appearance on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

  • Yes +1500

What is Left Shark? Here you go…

My Thoughts: I can’t believe “Left Shark” became a thing, and I can’t believe it’s back. There is no reason to bring Left Shark back for this years Super Bowl halftime performance, but you never know, Coldplay do have a great sense of humor. I wouldn’t be surprised if the entire band dressed up as Left Shark, this just seems like something they’d do.

Nevertheless, this is a ridiculous Super Bowl Prop bet that I wouldn’t place money on.

My Pick: No

5. How many times will “dab” or “dabbing” be said by the announcers during the Broadcast?


  • Over 2.5 (even)
  • Under 2.5 (-140)

What is Dabbing? This is dabbing:

My Thoughts: CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call Super Bowl 50, along with Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn reporting. This Super Bowl will mark the network’s 19th Super Bowl broadcast overall, the most of any network. While that may sound impressive, Phil Simms is not exactly a popular man in the world of sports broadcasting. Let me read you a little from a viral post from a guy on Reddit 3 months ago:

“Phil Simms’ fascination with spirals, his incessant use of “in other words” and supporting the terrible officiating when the calls were openly incorrect; Jim Nantz’ boring voice (much better suited for slower sports like golf) make it hard for me to believe these guys are still the #1 team on CBS. The best team on CBS football is probably Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts. What do you all think?”

Of course this is just one person’s opinion, but it was voted up to the moon on Reddit, with the top comment -which was also voted up 950 times – calling Phil Simms the worst thing there is to sports broadcasting.

I think it’s safe to say that Phil Simms is out of touch with pop culture, young people, and things trending in the NFL. If he does reference “dabbing,” he’ll do it in a way that’ll make himself sound old and stupid. He’ll sound like your parents and you’ll just roll your eyes and laugh.

My Pick: It’ll be mentioned once, so Under.

Peyton Manning

6. Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire Broadcast?


  • Yes +600
  • No -1200

My Thoughts: Peyton Manning crying from a win or loss isn’t something I could see him doing. It’s not his style. He’s passionate about the game, but I wouldn’t peg him as someone that would let his emotions get the better of him throughout a game. If he wins there is a chance, but a small chance.

My Pick:  No

Gatorade7. What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?

  • Orange +125
  • Clear/Water +300
  • Yellow +400
  • Red +600
  • Blue +300
  • Green +1000
  • Purple +1000

My Thoughts: I think what’s really funny about this bet is the fact that these odds have actually changed from last season’s game. I checked last year’s article and there were better odds for Clear/Water. Does that mean I think it’s a better bet? No. Betting on the color of a sports drink is just stupid.

My Pick: Whatever, I’ll pick Blue.


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8.  Which song will Coldplay perform first at Halftime?


  • Adventure of a Lifetime +200
  • Fix You +350
  • A Sky Full of Stars +450
  • Viva la Vida +500
  • Clocks +750
  • Speed of Sound +900
  • Head Full of Dreams+1000
  • Paradise+1000

ColdPlay Super Bowl 50My Thoughts: I have nothing against Coldplay as the half time performer, but really? This is who you picked for the 50th Super Bowl halftime show? You couldn’t have dug up The Rolling Stones, or gotten Elton John to perform with some new younger group that would bridge the gap from the old fans to the new hipster millennials?

My Pick: Ugh, I actually researched all of these songs to make an honest pick. You’re welcome. The only song I like is Paradise, but the lyrics don’t work for the game, so I’m going to pick Viva la Vida.

9.Will there be an earthquake during the game?

  • Yes + 1000

My Thoughts: Wow, how is this even a bet?!? Personally, I think this is just homeland security getting lazy. If you put money on an earthquake, natural disaster, or terrorist attack to happen during Super Bowl 50, expect to have someone flag your account and ring your doorbell the very next day. That along with possibly getting a full body cavity search.

Seattle Seahawk fans will be quick to point out that if Marshawn Lynch was playing in this game that this bet would be easy money. Lynch of course, will always be remembered for causing an earthquake during an amazing bulldozing run against the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs in 2011.

My Pick: I actually googled “the last earthquake in San Francisco” and was surprised to learn there were seven earthquakes today. In fact, they happen all the time. Not large earthquakes of course, but it seems that the city is always rumbling.

So, the bet is will there be an earthquake during the game?

It pays 10 to 1 which is tempting, but I’m guessing it would be hard to collect your earnings as the earthquake I think the sportsbooks are talking about is one that’ll interrupt the game, not a minor tremor that no one felt.

10. Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?

Odds:jesus plays football

  • Teammates 3 to 2
  • Coach  12 to 1
  • Family 12 to 1
  • God 3 to 1
  • Owner 12 to 1
  • Does Not Thank Anyone 5 to 2

My Thoughts:  I wish there was an option for the Super Bowl MVP to thank himself, that would be so funny. With the way Cam Newton likes to talk about himself sometimes, it could actually happen.

Realistically you have to think whoever wins will thank either God or his teammates first. I would think Peyton Manning would thank his teammates first, he seems like a humble guy.

My Pick: Teammates.


If you find any other funny Super Bowl Prop bets, leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

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About the author

Mike Rigz

Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 20 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had a outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike looks at the game as a whole and doesn't focus solely on individual stats. Football is not Baseball, and you need to factor in more when researching players to draft. Mike has two kids and lives on the West Coast. He's happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.

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