There’s nothing like the Super Bowl, and even better when a team that you don’t hate plays a team that you loathe.
As a Steelers and Jets fan, I don’t mind the Giants **I ignore local rivalries, such as my indifference to the Mets, concentrating my loathing completely towards the Red Sux, though I admit I loathe the NY Rangers – and pity my NY Islanders** , but I do have a deep middle-fingering towards the Dallas Cowgirls and the New England Patriettes. So, in a case like this I say GO GIANTS. I’ll even put up with the BS of a parade, full of 2 million obnoxious NYers locking up the streets around my job in lower Manhattan, just to see them humiliate Tom Lady once again.
So what makes the Super Bowl even more funner than a regular football game? Well the snacks are one thing. Commercials are another. Most of all though…prop bets! More specific, creative and bizarre than normal betting, prop bets take odds on all the hype of the Super Bowl; from the coin toss, halftime show and even the color of Gatorade that is poured on the winning coach, these bets cover all the bases.
Here are a few that I organized from various websites. Feel free to print out and play along! I haven’t made my own bets yet, but am working on it – may update before the game and post my results!
- Length of Kelly Clarkson’s National Anthem. Over 1 minutes 34 seconds/Under 1 minute 34 seconds
- Kelly Clarkson wardrobe: SB or NFL shirt /Colts Jersey shirt /NY Jersey shirt /NE Jersey or shirt /Anything else
- Will Kelly Clarkson’s bare belly be showing when she sings? Yes No
- Coin Toss: Heads /Tails
- Will the team that scores first win the game? Yes No
- The last score of the first half will be: Field goal Any other score
- Will Madonna wear fishnet stockings at any point during Super Bowl 2012 halftime show? Yes No
- Will Madonna wear an NFL Jersey or shirt during halftime show? Yes No
- Will Madonna wear a hat at any point during the Super Bowl 2012 halftime show? Yes No
- Will Madonna kiss another woman during the show ? Yes No
- Tom Brady’s longest pass completion? Over under 42.5 yards
- How many passing yards will Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning throw for? Over under 315-1/2
- How many receiving yard will Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz have? Over 89-1/2 Under 89-1/2
- Total catches for Victor Cruz? Over 6 Under 6
- Total sacks for Giants’ defense end Osi Umenyiora. Over ½ Under ½
- How many times will Peyton Manning (Colts quarterback) be mentioned on TV? Over 3-1/2 Under 3-1/2
- How many viewers will stream the Super Bowl online? Over 1.5 million Under 1.5 million
- Who will catch a Pass first? Hakeem Nicks (NYG) WR Deion Branch (NE) WR
- Who will catch a Pass first? Victor Cruz (NYG) WR Aaron Hernandez (NE) TE
- Who will score a TD first in the game? Victor Cruz (NYG) WR Aaron Hernandez (NE) TE
- Team to get a penalty first? NY NE
- Will there be a Challenge? Yes No
- If betting yes, what team will challenge first? NY NE
- Will Team win Challenge? Yes No
- Will there be a score in the first 5 minutes 30 seconds of the first quarter? Yes No
- Will there be a score in the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter? Yes No
- Will broadcasters mention Manhattan and New England Clam Chowders? Yes No