8 Ridiculous Super Bowl Prop Bets You Can Make Online (That Have Nothing To Do With Football)

Once upon a time, I was in love with a man who loved football and loved gambling. That meant that I was very lonely on Sundays, when he spent the whole time switching between games on the TV and making various bets online, not just on the outcomes of those games, but little bitty plays within them. It looked complicated and I didn’t care about football, so I stayed out of it. But come Super Bowl Sunday, my specific expertise — or at least my second opinion — was often called upon. See, in addition to the many specific bets you can make about each and every play of the game, online gambling sites offer up a wealth of non-sports related bets you can make as well, on everything from the length of the National Anthem to possible surprise appearances during the Half-Time Show. Basically, people will bet on anything. And if you’re not really into football but looking to inject a little bit of that pre-game excitement into your Super Bowl Sunday, you can make a few of these ridiculous “prop bets” online or bet against your friends too. Here’s a selection of some of the ones I’m considering laying down some money on, along with their current odds. [via Huffington Post; Bovado]

1. How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the U.S. National Anthem?

  • Over 2 minutes and 10 seconds (+140)
  • Under 2 minutes and 10 seconds (-180)

2. Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least 1 word of the official U.S. National Anthem?

  • Yes (+250)
  • No (-400)

3. Will Alicia Keys ADD at least one NEW word to the U.S. National Anthem? (Repeating a word does not count.)

  • Yes (+200)
  • No (-300)

4. Will Beyonce be showing cleavage when she performs her first song during the halftime show?

  • Yes (-275)
  • No (+215)

5. Will Beyonce be joined by Jay Z on stage during the Super Bowl Half Time Show?

  • Yes (-105)
  • No (-135)

6. What predominant color will Beyonce’s top be at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?

  • Black (9/4)
  • Gold/Yellow (11/4)
  • Silver/Grey (7/2)
  • White (5/1)
  • Red (13/2)
  • Pink (15/2)
  • Orange (12/1)
  • Blue (15/1)
  • Green (15/1)
7. How will Beyonce do her hair?

  • Straight (-140)
  • Curly (EVEN)
8. What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?
  • Clear/Water (7/4)
  • Orange (5/2)
  • Yellow (5/2)
  • Green (13/2)
  • Red (13/2)
  • Blue (13/2)