Super Bowl

Super Bowl 2014: Off-the-Wall Prop Bets for Big Game

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JAN. 25-26 - In this Jan. 19, 2013, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman celebrates with fans after after the  NFC championship NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle. The last time one of Seattle's major franchises had a parade to celebrate a title, no one on the Seahawks roster was born. To call Seattle's championship history thin is an understatement. Maybe that's why there's so much support behind these Super Bowl-bound Seahawks. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press
Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJanuary 25, 2014

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

Watch: Fox

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?

Danny Moloshok/Associated Press

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?

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

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.

Isidore writes:

"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.


Follow me. Sports are what I do.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices