Americans are rabid sports fans, and if the books of Vegas odds-makers are any indicator, we are also degenerate gamblers. Forget who wins the game–every single aspect of the Super Bowl is available to be bet on.
Here's a look at some of the oddest culled from the full list of Super Bowl XLVII prop bets:
Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the US National Anthem? Yes: 5/1
No. Unless she physically takes a star spangled banner, ignites it and begins singing, "the flag is on fiiiirre," Americans are not going to boo the national anthem.
Will any Baltimore or San Francisco player on active roster be arrested before Super Bowl XLVII? Yes: 5/1
Depending how you define "before," the ship has sailed on this one. But um, isn't there a football game to be played?
Will Beyonce be joined by Jay-Z on stage during the Super Bowl Half Time Show? Yes: + 110
He has 99 problems but aversion to publicity ain't one.
How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game? Over/Under: 2 1/2
I don't even know how to read betting lines and I'm taking the over. But wasn't this supposed to be a sporting competition of some kind?
How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim and John Harbaugh? Over/Under 7.5 Seconds
This is getting odd.
Will Beyonce's hair be Curly/Crimped OR Straight at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show? Straight: 5/7 Curly/Crimped: 1/1
Questions like this are the reason America can't have nice things.
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
We are doomed as a nation and a people.
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