Super Bowl 2014 Prop Bets: Non-Football Related Wagers to Make You Money

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19:  Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after he tips the ball leading to an intereption by outside linebacker Malcolm Smith #53 to clinch the victory for the Seahawks against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Although plenty of fans will enjoy the action on the field during Super Bowl XLVIII, some people will need a little extra to stay entertained. Fortunately, there are quite a few interesting prop bets available during the big game. 

On gambling sites like Bovada, fans can bet on a number of game-related propositions when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos, including how many touchdowns Peyton Manning will throw or who will win Super Bowl MVP.

Additionally, you can wager on random occurrences like the coin toss or what color Gatorade will be thrown on the winning coach. 

Many of these bets are nothing more than luck, but there are a few smart picks that could help make you some extra bucks on Super Bowl Sunday. While you should not gamble your life's savings away, do not be afraid to put a few dollars on these bets.

Note: All betting info courtesy of Bovada.


WhenSunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

Watch: Fox

StreamingFox Sports Go

MobileNFL Mobile app

Spread: Denver (-3)

Over-Under: 48


How many times will "12th man" be said during the game? (Over 2)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 23:  Fox broadcaster Joe Buck is seen before Game One of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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If you do not know what the 12th man is, you probably have not been paying attention this football season. This is what Seahawks fans call themselves as they try to give their team an extra advantage in home games. 

It has certainly helped at CenturyLink Field, as Seattle posted a 17-1 home record over the past two years. Of course, some people take it a little overboard, via For The Win:

Still, the fan section is a big part of the team, and the fans are certain to be out in full force as the organization looks to win its first-ever Super Bowl.

With announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman looking for things to talk about in front of the biggest audience of the year, they are certain to discuss the 12th Man more than a couple of times throughout the broadcast.

The over/under is only two for this wager, so the over is the smart pick.


Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until final whistle? (No)

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19:  Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks talks with the referee after being called for an unsportsmanlike penalty for taunting wide receiver Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers late in the fourth quarte
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Richard Sherman turned himself into a household name immediately following the Seahawks' win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

The cornerback had just made a big defensive play against receiver Michael Crabtree to help his team seal the victory. Following the game, he came back with this interview with Erin Andrews of Fox:

Crabtree did not take this lightly, responding with this tweet:

The problem is that he did not mention Sherman by name, something that is necessary for this bet to win. With even more focus on him during the Super Bowl, Crabtree is unlikely to say something that will cause even more controversy.

Besides, Sherman appeared to try to bury the hatchet a bit when he explained on MMQB, "I shouldn’t have attacked Michael Crabtree the way I did. You don’t have to put anybody else down to make yourself bigger."

While Crabtree still probably dislikes his rival, he will not reignite any problems with a specific tweet. 


Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance? (Yes)

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This has nothing to do with the game but instead the halftime show starring Bruno Mars. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining the popular record artists, and they are certain to bring their own style to the show.

Drummer Chad Smith has already showcased an interesting drum set that will be seen at the show:

One thing you have to know about the popular band, though, is that the members are almost always shirtless. Despite getting up there in age, lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea still do not seem to own a full wardrobe and are rarely in shirts.

Additionally, the weather is not supposed to be as bad as originally projected, according to Bob Maxon of NBC Connecticut:

Even if the conditions are tough, it is a fairly safe bet to say that one or more members of the popular band will be playing without a shirt.


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