It Is That Time of Year: Bizarre Super Bowl Bets

Super Bowl Sunday is always about something other than the football game. From the commercials, to the squares, its amateur hour to football fans. Sportsbooks jump into the sewer as well. Each game sees a number of crazy bets that never get offered again. It’s fun and good publicity for a book. It is also a dangerous game to play. Many bets are judgement calls. Judgement calls that go against a gambler is a quick way to lose that customer. But the books persist. Here is this year’s list of silly bets offered by a variety of sportsbooks:

  • Will it snow during the game?
  • What will be the lowest temperature during the game?
  • Will the power go out in the stadium during the game?
  • What Will be Higher? Seconds in the National Anthem sung by Renee Fleming, or Peyton Manning Passing Yards in the First Half?
  • Will Renee Fleming wear gloves when she starts singing US National Anthem?
  • Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the signing of the National Anthem
  • If Renee Fleming wears gloves when she starts singing US National Anthem, what color will they be?
  • How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the game?
  • How many times will Eli Manning be shown on TV during the game?
  • Who will be seen first on TV after kickoff? Erin Andrews or Pam Oliver
  • How many times will “Beast Mode” be said during the game? Over 2? Under 2?
  • How many times will Peyton Manning say “Omaha” during the game? Over 27.5? Under 27.5
  • Will the announcers say the word “Marijuana” during the game?
  • Will Richard Sherman receive a taunting penalty in the game?
  • Will Richard Sherman be interviewed on field after the game by Erin Andrews on the live FOX broadcast?
  • Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until final whistle?
  • If the Broncos win will Peyton Manning retire before game 1 of the 2014 Regular Season?
  • Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?
  • What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?
  • What will be higher? Gold Medals by the USA in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, or First Half Total Points by the Broncos
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