Super Bowl Prop Bets: Pegging Super Bowl XLVI's Craziest Bets

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Super Bowl Prop Bets: Pegging Super Bowl XLVI's Craziest Bets
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Save for those who go in for betting on NFL football with both hands and both feet, most of us don’t hear much about prop bets.

Except on Super Bowl Sunday, when, if you will pardon the expression, all bets are off. Or, in this case, on.

Prop bets (formally known as proposition bets) are exotic side bets. After all, bettors don’t live on the final score alone.

Here are some of the craziest options that are available (betting in most U.S. states is not legal, but betting in England and elsewhere...well, let’s say there are lots of options)

There is a lot riding on Kelly Clarkson’s singing of the National Anthem. Options include betting on how long the anthem will last, whether or not she will forget at least one word and whether or not her bare belly will be showing during the anthem.

Then there was the rainbow bet—just what color will the Gatorade be when it is dumped on the winning coach at game’s end. Or if it will be water.

While host city Indianapolis' hometown Colts aren’t in the Super Bowl, they are expected to get the first pick in the draft. So you can bet on the number of times probable first-round draft pick Andrew Luck, the Stanford quarterback, will have his name called.

If you are interested in the family link, you can bet on whether or not Tom Brady’s son will be wearing a Tom Brady jersey when he’s shown on TV.

When the game is over and the MVP is being announced, the bets will go on. You can put a buck down on just who the Super Bowl MVP will thank first.

Even when the game is over and the parties have disbanded, the wagers won’t be done. You can get a prop bet down on where the Dow Jones Average will go on Super Bowl Monday.

And you thought today was all about football.

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