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10 Super Bowl XLVI Prop Specials You May Want To Put Some Money On
One of the great things about the Super Bowl is that there are so many betting options for the game that don’t require you to have even an ounce of football knowledge. Not sure which team will walk away with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, or whether the final score will yield in excess of 55 points? Having trouble figuring out which player has the best chance to win the MVP award, or whether there will be a field-goal over 45 yards? If your lack of gridiron expertise has you scratching your head at any of the above questions, you may want to forget about betting on the actual game and consider laying your money on a few of the following Super Bowl XLVI prop specials.
Here are ten of the most interesting ones we could find, along with how we think they will unfold.
(All props and their odds were obtained through Bodog.com)
1. What will the coin toss land on?
Line: Heads and Tails both -110
Analysis: The NFC has won the past 14 Super Bowl coin flips. So what will Giants’ team-captain Zak DeOssie be selecting when he leads his team to the center of the field prior to Sunday’s big game? According to reports, he will be putting all of his eggs in the “tails” basket, and we think you should too. The last time tails has come up in a Super Bowl coin toss was when the Patriots and the Giants last met in 2008. Can we expect to see some Deja Vu? I’d say so.
Our Pick: Tails
2. How long will it take Kelly Clarkson to sing the National Anthem?
Line: 1 minute 34 seconds
Analysis: Last year it took Christina Aguilera 1:54 to get through her entire rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. We all know that Christina likes to add a couple of extended notes every now and then, but what singer doesn’t? I wouldn’t bet on Kelly Clarkson surpassing Christina Aguilera’s mark from a year ago, but I do expect her to hold some of those notes for long enough to put her over the 1:34 mark.
Our Pick: Over
3. How many times will Peyton Manning be shown on TV during the game?
Analysis: Now we should remind you that this prop takes place from the opening kick-off to the final whistle and does not include halftime. It also does not include any taped pictures or past videos. With that being said, we all know that there will be plenty of buzz surrounding the (former?) Colts quarterback, as the game is being played in his home stadium, his brother will be quarterbacking the New York Giants, and there has been plenty of reports surfacing throughout the week regarding his future in the NFL. That may have you believing that Peyton will get plenty of attention, and thus, plenty of television facetime, but seeing as how this is the Super Bowl, I expect NBC to place more focus on the players actually playing the game, rather than those sitting in the stands. I say we get to see Manning a total of three times.
Our Pick: Under 3.5
4. How many times will Giselle Bundchen be show on the TV?
Analysis: First, we should note that the same rules apply here as the previous prop regarding Peyton Manning’s television appearances. Now with that being said, I want you to sit down and think about the following for a second: How many times have you seen Giselle being shown on television during a Patriots game? I’m not talking about this year. I am talking about ever! I may have seen her once or twice, but that’s about it. Needless to say, the stunning supermodel has a knack for hiding from the camera, which isn’t exactly an easy thing to do for someone as good looking as her. If Giselle is in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium, I wouldn’t expect the cameras to spot her this time around.
Our Pick: Under 0.5
5. How many times will David Tyree’s 2008 Super Bowl catch be shown on TV during the game?
Analysis: Once again, this does not include pre-game or halftime. So with that being said, I can’t see how they would possibly show that clip more than once. Networks rarely want to show you the same highlight from a previous game over and over. There is a good chance that they do show this clip at some point in the game, but unless it comes down to another Giants offensive drive at the end of the game, I wouldn’t expect to see Tyree’s grab on my television screen more than once throughout the course of this game.
Our Pick: Under 1.5
6. How many times will Andrew Luck be mentioned during the game?
Analysis: Peyton Manning will likely get his name thrown around two or three times throughout the broadcast, and something tells me that at least one of those times it will also include a reference to Stanford quarterback and projected first overall pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, Andrew Luck. Once they mention his name once, you have your push. Then you may simply sit back and pray that his name gets slipped in their once more by either Al Michaels or Chris Collinsworth.
Our Pick: Over 1
7. How many times will Robert Kraft be shown on TV during the game?
Analysis: I almost feel as if this one is a no-brainer. Perhaps no one in the stands gets more attention during a football game than the team owners. The Super Bowl is certainly no exception. Patriots owner Robert Kraft will surely appear on your television screen early in the game as NBC introduces the owners of both teams. He should get some more air time when Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth take a moment to talk about the passing of his wife during the off-season, and how Kraft was able to help the NFL end the lockout while dealing with the tragedy. And I’m sure they will sneak in a few more looks at Kraft throughout the course of the game. Who knows? Seeing as how Kraft is quite the popular figure around the league, this prop could be decided before halftime.
Our Pick: Over 3.5
8. What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?
Lines: Clear 3/2, Orange 5/2, Yellow 5/2, Red 13/2, Green 15/2, Blue 10/1
Analysis: This prop is a toss-up, so I prefer to go with the color that offers the best value. In this case, I’d say that is the red at 13/2. Everyone loves the flavor of red Gatorade, and I’m sure both teams will have a bucket of it on their respective sidelines. Hopefully it isn’t too popular, however, as they’ll need to save some of it for the celebratory Gatordae shower.
Our Pick: Red
9. Will Madonna wear a hat at any point during the Super Bowl halftime show?
Lines: Yes +150, No -200
Analysis: This was a tough one, so I decided to do a Google image search of “Madonna performing” and on the first page there were approximately 15 pictures of her performing. Five of those showed Madonna wearing some silly white hat. Something tells me that her silly white hat will be making an appearance at some point during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, and the +150 payout certainly makes this a good prop to roll the dice on.
Our Pick: Yes
10. Will Madonna be wearing fishnet stockings at any point during the Super Bowl Halftime show?
Lines: Yes -110, No -110
Analysis: Much like I did for the above, I once again performed a Google image search of “Madonna performing” and noticed that she tends to wear short shorts or a skirt with fishnet stockings during plenty of her performances. I wouldn’t expect the Super Bowl to be any different, and neither should you.
Our Pick: Yes