Super Bowl Prop Bets: Most Ridiculous Lines to Wager on

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 30:  Jackie and wife Jack Harbaugh address the media during a news conference at the Media Center on January 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Harbaugh's are the parents of Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens and the 49ers will meet February 3, 2013 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Super Bowl prop bets are one of the more fun things to wager on for the big game, but this year's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens presents some ridiculous lines to wager on.

Among these silly bets are how long it will take to sing the National Anthem, how many times Ray Lewis will mention God or Lord in postgame interviews and if the Harbaughs will be shown on television more than Randy Moss catches passes.

Let's take a closer look at these comical bets and which way you should go on each.

*Note: Prop bets are courtesy of


How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the US National Anthem?

Over two minutes and 10 seconds (6/5)
Under two minutes and 10 seconds (5/8)

Everyone has their own version of the National Anthem nowadays and Keys' rendition will no doubt be the latest.

This bet will hinge upon how long it takes her to finish, from the first note of the song to her completion of saying the word "brave."

Keys has an incredibly strong voice, so take into consideration that she may carry some of the words in this song for a few extra ticks.

According to David Bamundo of The Wall Street Journal, taking the under is the smart bet in this instance. Of the last ten performers of the National Anthem in the Super Bowl, only one (Jennifer Hudson) has met the two minute, 10 second mark.


How Many Times Will Ray Lewis Say "God/Lord" in Interview on Field or in Locker Room?

Over/Under 3

It's no secret Lewis believes in God and has mentioned the religious figure by name several times during these playoffs. But to place a bet on how many times he'll make mention of either God or Lord is flat out ridiculous.

However, let's break it down for those of you planning to bet this.

In an interview after the Ravens win over the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Round, Lewis mentions God twice, while almost slipping up before those two mentions by saying, "gosh."

However, after the Ravens beat the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Lewis breaks the three-God mention mark. It seems the bigger the win, the more he'll mention God.

So, it's safe to say that if he wins, Lewis will mention God more than three times. If he loses, I'd expect fewer mentions of God.

Bet accordingly.


What will be higher?

Randy Moss Receptions (1/1)
The Number of Times Jackie or Jack Harbaugh are Shown on TV Live (5/7)

Poor Moss has been brought into these silly prop bets, this time being pitted against the parents of Jim and John Harbaugh.

One of the biggest storylines in this Super Bowl is the fact that two brothers are pitted against one another as the head coaches of the big game participants.

On the flip side, Moss hasn't been catching a lot of passes this season. The 35-year-old has yet to catch more then four passes in a single game, with the playoffs included.

With both of their sons coaching, there's a good chance that the Harbaughs are shown early and often throughout this game as both good and bad things occur for either side. That leads me to believe we'll get a healthy dose of the Harbaughs on our screens, which should trump the number of catches Moss makes, which at maximum should be four.