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A look at some Super Bowl proposition bets

The biggest betting event of all-time is here. Bets on the Super Bowl in Vegas should eclipse the high set just last year. Each year bookmakers offer a list of fun and entertaining propositions to bet on, and we'll take a quick break from basketball to look at some of the more interesting bets.

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The Seahawks all-pro cornerback Richard Sherman was the talk of the nation after his divisive postgame interview following Seattle's win over the 49ers in the recent NFC title game. Despite what your opinions on that may be, the books making the line for the game are at a consensus as to where the line should be.

Bookmakers opened the Seattle/Denver Super Bowl with Seattle as 1 1/2 point favorites. The sharp money quickly moved that initial line. And by quickly I mean that the early money moved the line to a pick-em in two and a half minutes. The Broncos were one-point favorites less than 21 minutes after the line was posted, and as the line has settled, they are now 2 1/2 point favorites in the game.

So if you've given risking money on the Super Bowl thought, and are still interested in making the game a little more interesting than it would otherwise be, there are the hundreds of standard proposition bets like how many yards with so-and-so rush/pass/catch for, how many tackles (over/under 3 1/2) Richard Sherman will have, or how long will Peyton Manning's longest completion be (over/under 37 1/2 yards).

There are a bunch of weird, silly, fun exotic bets that are only available for the Super Bowl, let's have a look.

Super Bowl Proposition (Exotic) Bets just put out an interesting prop. They are offering a line on Marshawn Lynch's average yards per carry, and he's going up against the calories in one skittle (4.3) The Skittle is currently the favorite and you would have to wager $135 to win $100 (-135) that Marshawn doesn't average more than the Skittle packs energy. If you back Marshawn Lynch to out rush the calories in one Skittle, a $100 wager would get you a $105 profit (+105).

Here are a couple others from Betonline

First player to spin ball on ground from
06:30 PM 48 Denver Broncos +110
49 Seattle Seahawks +130
50 No Player Spins Ball on Ground +300

Time of National Anthem by Renee Fleming 2m23s
06:30 PM 51 Over +140
52 Under -170

Total omahas call by Peyton at line of scrimmage
06:30 PM 9 Over 24½ Omahas -200
10 Under 24½ Omahas +160 is also offering some interesting props:

Knowshon Moreno was moved to tears during the national anthem earlier this season. If you didn't see that, check it out, it features some amazing tear production. So Bovada is offering a line on whether or not he will cry during the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the National Anthem Must happen between start to finish of anthem and clearly shown on TV that he is crying.

5:30p Yes +135
No -175

Here are more props that Bovada is offering

What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?

5:30p Market Up -150
Market Down +110

Will Richard Sherman be interviewed on field after the game by Erin Andrews on the live FOX broadcast? Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager.

5:30p Yes +250
No -400

Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until final whistle? From kick off until final whistle. Book manager's decision is final. Must say Sherman in any capacity.

5:30p Yes +300
No -500

Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager.

5:30p Yes -250
No +170

Will the Halftime show break the record for most watched ever (Record Madonna 114 million viewers)

5:30p Yes +200
No -300

How many times will "Beast Mode" be said during the game? From kick off until final whistle. Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager.

5:30p Over
2 (+110)o(-150)u


It must be said that gambling is ALWAYS a risk. Bookmakers make their comfortable living taking money from people who think that they know sports. Before you wager any amount of money on "The Big Game", be SURE that you are comfortable losing it. The house has the edge, and unlike the pundits on TV, the guys who make the betting lines will lose their jobs if they aren't accurate. Proceed with extreme caution and remember that the books are in the business of taking your money.