Super Bowl Prop Bets to Absolutely Avoid

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Super Bowl Prop Bets to Absolutely Avoid
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There are literally hundreds of different prop bets one can make during the Super Bowl, ranging from which player will win MVP to which starting running back will rush for more than three yards on his first carry to, yes, 12 different bets about punting.

And none of them are even close to the dumbest, lamest and worst prop bets Vegas is offering so we can throw away our hard-earned cash.

True story: A few years ago, I was in Las Vegas for a celebrity poker tournament the day before the Super Bowl. (I sat next to Nancy Cartwright and Sara Jean Underwood and finished in 14th place, but that's a story for another day.) The casino where I was staying had one of those sheets where you could put $2 down and bet on 10 different Super Bowl prop bets to win $1,600. I hit on nine of the 10. I won jack squat.

The prop bet I missed on was, "Which Team Will Have Possession To End The First Half?"

Remember when the Saints beat the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV and New Orleans started the second half with that game-changing onside kick? Of course; everyone remembers that.

What nobody remembers is how the first half ended, as the Saints lined up for a field goal from the 26-yard line with five seconds remaining in the half. 

Now, does it really take five seconds for an NFL football to travel from the center to the holder, then through the uprights from 44 yards away? I will take to my grave the fact that there should have been one second left on that game clock if not for the operator lazily letting time expire to avoid another kickoff that would have changed possession back to the Colts before the half ended. 

I will take it to my grave.

Be careful when you pick your prop bets. Here are some of the year's absolute worst that Bovada has on offer.

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