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. This year, a 30-second spot is rumored to be a whopping $5.5 million, which is up half a million from in 2016
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 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.
***The Following Super Bowl Prop Bets are real ridiculous wagers you can make for Super Bowl 51 with an online sportsbook. I am not plugging any single sportsbook, nor am I saying you should gamble, I’m merely pointing out some hilarious Super Bowl Prop Bets. I researched many providers to bring you these top 10 funny bets for a laugh.***
1. What will be higher: Tom Brady Rushing Yards or Donald Trump’s Interview with Bill O’Reilly in Minutes?
- Brady +170
- Trump -250
Of course there’s a prop bet with Trump in it, why does that not surprise me. Lately, it seems that’s all anyone ever talks about. Escaping policies or the daily moves of Donald Trump is impossible lately. As for as the bet itself, it is something that’s trackable. Usually, most of these wacky Super Bowl prop bets are hard to know whether you’ve won or lost. They can be so far-fetched, like the ratings of the game versus people at the game or the Dow numbers for the following day versus the number of beers consumed. With this bet, you can at least track the result easily by checking Brady’s rushing yards and time Trump’s interview.
My Pick: Brady won’t be doing any running at Super Bowl Li, so I’m picking the interview minutes.
2. Will “Houston we have a problem” be said on TV during live broadcast?
- Yes +300
- No -500
My Thoughts: For those who didn’t know, this year’s Super Bowl is being played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. To use the phrase “Houston we have a problem” throughout a game would be very cheesy, so the first thing I did was check to see who was calling the game. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews (on the field reporter) are calling this year’s Super Bowl. As sad as Joe Buck’s beard is, I actually don’t mind him or Aikman and think they’ll do a pretty good job. However, if Phil Simms was calling this game, I would bet $10K that he says the phrase “Houston we have a problem” every quarter. Simms is by far, the worst sports analyst in football today. There is actually a Twitter account called Phil Simms Quotes that is worth the follow. It’s hilarious.
My Pick: I’ll laugh if it’s said, now that I know about this bet, but as far as making a pick, I’ll go with No.
3. How many times will “Gronk” or “Gronkowski” be said on TV during Live Broadcast of Super Bowl Li?
- Over 3 -120
- Under 3 -120
My Thoughts: Gronk is a very popular player that will likely be with Patriots owner Robert Kraft in a private box or along the sidelines with the team. He’s a good looking dude so the cameras will find him at least once, and I’m guessing considering Patriot’s TE Martellus Bennett should busy throughout this game, Gronk’s name will come up whenever Bennett does anything wrong like drop a pass or run the wrong route.
My Pick: Three times is a bit much. I could see them talking about Gronk twice, so I’ll go with the Under.
4. How long will it take for Luke Bryan to sing the National Anthem?
- Over 2:09 (-120)
- Under 2:09 (-120)
My Thoughts: I had to Google who Luke Bryan was, I’m not a country music fan – lol. However, I did find a youtube video where he sings the National Anthem for the 2012 MLB all-star game. The video is 2:00 minutes long. In the video, he wasn’t rushing, in fact, he dragged out a few notes. If he sings it like this again, you’ll have a few seconds to spare.
My Pick: Under
5. Which song will Lady Gaga sing first?
- Born This Way +225
- Poker Face +1000
- Bad Romance +250
- Just Dance +1000
- Edge of Glory +600
- Any Other Song +110
My Thoughts: Last year I took the time to listen to all the songs that were suggested in this same type of bet but with Coldplay, as they were the musical guest for the Super Bowl. I guessed correctly, picking the one song that didn’t put me to sleep, however, this year will be different. My gut says Lady Gaga will open with something unique. I saw her perform once on Saturday Night Live, and at the time I didn’t have much of an opinion of her or her music. She did this weird yet impressive ballad on a grand piano. Whether you like Lady Gaga or not, she does have skills and showmanship.
My Pick: I’ll take “Any Other Song.” I bet she picks a classic tune, something you would never think.
6. How many times will Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during live broadcast?
- Over 1.5 (+110)
- Under 1.5 (-150)
My Thoughts: If Fox Sports were smart, they’d show her as much as possible, as Giselle Bundchen is absolutely stunning. But in reality, I doubt it’s more than once. If you think about all the things these networks need to squeeze in between the plays of the game and the never-ending TV timeouts, they don’t really have much time to waste. However, if a game is boring from a lopsided blowout or there are lots of punts, networks do have to dive into the bag of tricks to find interesting aspects of the game to hold people’s interest. This game shouldn’t be boring, the last time I checked the over/under (total points scored) was 60, which is way up from previous Super Bowls.
My Pick: Under
7. 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 +300
- Red +600
- Blue +750
- Green +300
- Purple +1200
My Thoughts: I think what’s really funny about this bet is the fact that these odds have changed from last year’s game. 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. Betting on the color of a sports drink is just stupid.
My Pick: Whatever, I’ll pick Blue.
8. How many times will “Matty Ice” be said on TV during live broadcast?
- Over 2 (-110)
- Under 2 (-130)
My Thoughts: I could be wrong, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard any broadcaster say Matty Ice throughout a game. As the under is the favorite on this bet, I’m starting to believe it’s not said very often, and that a fan would place this bet out of not knowing any better.
My Pick: Under
9. What color will Lady Gaga’s hair be when she starts her half time show?
- Blond -400
- Any Other Color +250
My Thoughts: This seems like a bet that one could get the jump on if they wanted to. All you’d have to do is follow Lada Gaga on social media for a few days. I’m sure they’ll be some pre-game pic on Instagram or Twitter. But I could be wrong here, maybe things are still strict for musical performers of the Super Bowl, even years after Janet Jackson showed her boob to the world, musicians get extra scrutinized.
On a side note, what is the deal with Instagram and today’s youth? Do people really need to document everything they do? I run Gridiron Experts social media, and I’m amazed by the random things people will post. Last week I saw a random video from a car as a woman was on the way to the hospital. She was injured somehow, yet needed to take the time to show an on-route drive to the hospital? Is that really a priority? Just live your lives people.
My Pick: Who Cares
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
My Thoughts: I wish there was an option for the Super Bowl MVP to thank himself, that would be so funny. Of course, Tom Brady or Matt Ryan 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. I would think Matt Ryan 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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