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 world’s attention in hopes of selling their product to the public. According to AdAge, 30-second spots will cost companies a record $7 million. Last year, Super Bowl LVI ads cost $6.5 million.
For comparison, here is the price increase over the last few years.
- 2022: $6.5 million
- 2021: $5.5 million
- 2020: $5.6 million
- 2019: $5.3 million
- 2018: $5.2 million
- 2017: $5 million
- 2016: $4.5 million
- 2015: $4.25 million
But to put things in perspective, the average price of a 30-second ad during Game 7 of the 2018 World Series was just $500,000, while the price for a 30-second ad at the 2019 Oscars cost $2.6 million. That doesn’t seem so long ago, and those price points come and a bargain compared to today’s numbers.
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 can be 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 on any other NFL day of the year. But for the 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.
However, this is a fun article pointing out some hilarious Super Bowl Prop Bets. I’m not suggesting you should bet on any of them. If you do sign up, please use your game sense, and bet responsibly. I researched many providers to bring you these top 10 funny bets for a laugh.
1. Super Bowl halftime cleavage
- Rihanna Shows Cleverage – YES (-500)
- Rihanna Shows Cleverage – No (+270
My Thoughts: First off…who doesn’t want to see cleavage?
That being said, with the controversy surrounding Janet Jackson and the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show and the “wardrobe malfunction” that occurred during her performance with Justin Timberlake maybe this isn’t such an obvious bet.
During that performance, Timberlake famously tore off part of Jackson’s costume, revealing her breast on live television. The incident generated widespread public outcry and was widely considered a controversy due to its perceived indecency and violation of broadcast standards. The FCC received numerous complaints and fined CBS, the broadcaster of the Super Bowl, a substantial amount.
My Pick: Rihanna is absolutely beautiful and doesn’t really need to show off some skin to wow people, but YES, I think she’ll show a little cleavage.
2. Will a player leave the game and not return due to concussion symptoms?
- Yes +120
- No -150
My Thoughts: What a creepy bet!?! Seriously, who places money on rooting for brain damage? Imagine being at a Super Bowl party and hearing someone talk about this: “Yeah I got money on the Eagles, the MVP, the coin toss, oh, and $50 on someone drinking their meals through a straw in 2023”
I’m going to say “No” to this prop bet, for the well-being of the players in the game and hope this bet doesn’t get traction.
My Pick: NO
3. If the Chiefs win, will Andy Reid be doused in BBQ sauce after the game?
- YES +1600
- NO -15000
My Thoughts: I had to take a screenshot of this ridiculous Super Bowl prop bet to prove I’m not making this shit up.
All I gotta say about this one is…poor Andy. I mean, this bet is funny, but he’s one of the best NFL coaches in the game and we treat him like the Hamburglar from Mcdonald’s.
My Pick: NO
👊🏼 Bradley Cooper Fired Up with Jeffrey Lurie! pic.twitter.com/MTIWomLBng
— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) January 29, 2023
4. Celebrity Specials – Who will be shown during the Super Bowl?
- Bradley Cooper-500
- Kevin Hart-250
- Mike Trout-120
- Matt Damon-120
- Rob McElhenney+120
- Brad Pitt+175
- Will Smith+200
- Miles Teller+200
- Ben Affleck+300
- Kim Kardashian+350
- Leonardo DiCaprio+400
My Thoughts: I could see a bunch of people show up for this game. Bradley Cooper is a diehard Eagles fan and will make the trip for sure. The only thing is, they have to be seen throughout the game broadcast in order for you to win.
Missing from the list: Paul Rudd – I’d bet he’ll be there too.
My Pick: Yes Bradley Cooper, Kevin Hart, and Mike Trout
JOE MIXON TD PASS TO TEE HIGGINS 🔥
— ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2022
5. How many players will have a passing attempt?
- Over 2.5 (+155)
- Under 2.5 (-210)
My Thoughts: I got burned on this bet last year. If you remember Joe Mixon threw a TD pass to Tee Higgins.
Of course, this prop bet is a throwback to the Eagles’ Super Bowl win five years ago. The infamous “Philly Philly” play on 4th and goal versus the Patriots where Nick Foles caught a Touchdown right before halftime. That TD pass will forever be one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history. Last year I thought this was a suckers bet, but it actually happened.
Travis Kelce was involved in a trick play last year in the post-season. I don’t remember it, but he threw a 2-yard Touchdown Pass. I tried to find a clip, but came up short.
I also think it would be cool if the Eagles ran something like the Philly Philly but with a wrinkle to it.
My Pick: Over
6. Number Of Beers Sold
- Over 120,000 (-115)
- Under 120,000 (-150)
Random Thoughts: I’ll never forget reading that an undisclosed pro sports team owner (who didn’t want to go on record) once said that ticket sales, merchandise, and TV deals canceled out all the costs for the team and travel expenses and that the real money maker was the food and beer purchased at every home game. He said he viewed owning a pro sports team as a restaurant with live entertainment. I don’t know why that always stuck with me, but it did.
Beer Math: State Farm Stadium’s capacity is 63,400 seats. So if every person had 2 beers they would easily sell over 120K beers. Not everyone drinks, but the ones that do will likely drink more than 2, so this seems like an easy bet.
However, how are you going to know if you won? It’s not like they announce total beer sales throughout a Super Bowl broadcast. This seems like a shady bet that won’t pay out.
My Pick: Over
7. What Color Will The Gatorade Be That Is Dumped On The Head Coach?
- Orange +200
- Clear/Water +300
- Green 0r Yellow +300
- Red +750
- Blue +450
- Purple +800
I think what’s really funny about this bet is the fact that these odds have changed every year. I checked last year’s article and there were better odds for Blue Gatorade. Does that mean I think it’s a better bet? No…. because betting on the color of a sports drink is stupid.
My Pick: Ugh, fine I’ll pick Green
8. How Many Times Will The Chains Be Used for Measurement?
- Over 1.5 (-110)
- Under 1.5 (-120)
This is a new Super Bowl Prop Bet, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this one before. There is obviously no way to predict this, as they say, it’s a game of inches and it’ll just depend on where the ball is spotted. Maybe there are hardcore sports bettors that know referee tendencies, but I am not one of those people. A measurement happening once seems likely… but twice I’m not so sure. I think I like the Under
My Pick: Under
9. Will A Kicker Hit The Upright Or Crossbar On A Missed Field Goal or Extra Point?
- Yes (+330)
- No (-500)
I love this bet. This is the definition of ridiculous Super Bowl prop bets. Missing a field goal or extra point and hitting the actual upright are two totally different things. I tried to search the total number of doinks by kickers this season… and I came up empty. Although, even if there were stats on such a random thing, would that change my thoughts on the likelihood of hitting this prop bet? – Probably not.
My Pick: No
10. Who Will The Super Bowl MVP Of The Game Thank First?
- 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
I wish there was an option for the Super Bowl MVP to thank himself, that would be so funny. Of course, Hurts and/or Mahomes would never do that, they are very team-oriented quarterbacks. Realistically you have to think whoever wins will thank either God or his teammates first.
My Pick: Teammates
If you find any other funny Super Bowl Prop bets, leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for Reading!
James is a diehard fantasy football fan who has been playing for over 20 years. He doesn’t have a favorite team, mainly from moving around a lot when he was a kid. This has to lead to many fantasy championships as James drafts with his head, not with his heart. James also plays heavily in Dynasty Football and loves DFS and Picking games. He’s excited to see where he can go writing for Gridiron Experts
February 13, 2022 at Sunday, February,13
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February 2, 2020 at Sunday, February,2
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January 31, 2020 at Friday, January,31
I heard there is a bet on a team coming back from a greater deficit than 25 points