Prop bets are a fun and cool way for casual fans to get into the Super Bowl. They also give guys and girls who just love to gamble on anything something to bet on.
Within moderation, that's a harmless practice.
The most common prop bets are things like coin toss results, Super Bowl MVP and highest-scoring quarter. Those are all fine and good, but the real fun comes in with the off-the-wall, or event-specific stuff that makes us chuckle while we wager.
Here's how you can watch, along with three fun prop bets to consider for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
When: Sunday, Feb. 2, at 6:25 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Broncos -2.5, per Vegas Insider
Over/Under: 48, per CBS Sports
Which Team Will be the First to do a Celebratory Dance?
Nowadays, players break into a footwork routine when they catch a few passes during warmups. So you'll have to pay close attention from the opening kickoff through the first four or five possessions.
It could happen after a big special teams tackle, a sack from Terrance Knighton...
or a touchdown from any player in the game.
The first team to cut a proverbial rug could lead to a modest payout for those who embrace this concept.
Which Red Hot Chili Pepper Will Have on the Fewest Amount of Clothes?
RHCP fans might remember their "third sock" outfits from a partially nude performance years ago. It's probably safe to say that the weather in East Rutherford will strongly discourage such behavior. If the weather isn't enough to deter them, then the NFL's desire to have a squeaky clean image might be.
That said, the RHCP are rock stars. Rock stars reserve the right to act a complete fool if they want to.
That said, which member will brave the cold with the least material to shield the northeastern winds?
My money would be on Flea.
How Many Times Will Richard Sherman's Rant be Mentioned During the Broadcast?
Mr. Sherman's candid, awesome, profanity-free and passion-filled interview after the NFC title game has become a lightning rod for conversation and controversy.
You can bet the interview, twitter eruption and social commentary than followed will be on the minds of the Fox broadcasting team. Though it wasn't planned, the rant has seemingly been good for Sherman's overall popularity.
Chris Isidore of CNN Money says, Sherman's agent Jamie Fritz has indicated a significant increase in companies looking to have Sherman endorse their products.
"Outside experts agree that advertisers are more likely to be attracted by Sherman's new celebrity than scared off by the controversy."
Sherman is hot, and you can bet the folks at Fox will want to keep his name in their mouths on Super Bowl Sunday. The network will not be following the instructions on Sherman's new—and quite fresh—new t-shirts.
My guess is somewhere between seven-to-10 mentions. That could be low on the list—especially if he has a big—or bad—game.
It's an interesting thought nonetheless.
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