Super Bowl 2013: 10 Funniest Prop Bets

Ryan Bothmann@tripleCfanSenior Analyst IIFebruary 3, 2013

Super Bowl 2013: 10 Funniest Prop Bets

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    Every year the Super Bowl is full of strange bets that fans can make. As we move from year to year, these bets increase in number and continue to get ever stranger.

    With two brothers now coaching against each other in the Super Bowl, we are sure to have some great prop bets this year.

    For the second year in a row, here is a list of the ten funniest prop bets for the Super Bowl.

10. Coin Toss

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    Once again, the coin toss has to be included on this list.

    The coin toss has become a staple of the Super Bowl. It is regarded as a huge event, mainly because of how much money is bet on it.

    Even Papa John's is now running commercials, telling viewers that they can go online and select heads or tails, and if they get it right they win a free pizza.

    Who knew that the flip of a small coin could be such a huge event?

9. Will Alex Smith Take a Snap from Center?

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    Of course we knew there was going to be bets about Alex Smith. We cannot just forget about the quarterback who led the 49ers all the way to the NFC Championship Game last season.

    It is an interesting question though. Very rarely do players ever get to play in a Super Bowl. Some never even get a chance to play.

    Could the 49ers said Smith out for a trick play, or let him run a play during the game?

    Probably not, but it's something interesting to look out for anyway.

8. LeBron James vs Ray Lewis

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    The cross sport prop bets are some of the funniest things you can read. They have so many different bets to make because you can come up with so many different scenarios. I decided to limit this list to my favorite one.

    Will LeBron James have more combined rebounds and assists or will Ray Lewis have more combined tackles and assists?

    Ray Lewis is going to play a very good game on Sunday night, but LeBron and the Heat are facing the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. The Raptors nearly knocked off the defending champs when the two met just over a week ago.

    Expect a big game from LeBron so that this time, the game will not be so close.

7. Who Will President Obama Pick?

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    Did you know you can bet on who President Obama picks in the Super Bowl?

    Last year when he was running for re-election, the president did not announce his selection for the Super Bowl. It remains to be seen if the president will announce his pick for this year's game.

    If betting on the game is not enough for you, then you can bet on who you think President Obama will pick as well.

6. What Color Will the Gatorade Be That Is Dumped on the Head Coach?

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    Good luck picking this right.

    There are so many different colors and flavors of Gatorade right now that nobody knows which color could possibly be used in the famous Gatorade bath.

    The options for this pick include blue, clear, green, orange, red and yellow. Clear is the favorite, while the long shots are blue and green.

    Surprised there is no purple, considering the Ravens are playing.

5. Will Alicia Keys Be Booed During the National Anthem?

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    Who boos the national anthem singer?

    I think you would have to do a pretty awful job to get booed if you are singing the national anthem. Nevertheless, it is one of the many things that fans can bet on during the Super Bowl.

    Alicia Keys is a great singer, though. I find it very hard to believe that she would get booed during the anthem. If you have a large sum of cash and you're looking for some more bets for the game, you should throw it all down on this one.

4. Highest Tweet Per Second

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    With social media being so popular these days, of course we need to have props that you can bet on that deal with social media.

    What will be the highest tweet per second during Super Bowl XLVII?

    The over/under is 17,000. That means in one second at some point during the game, 17,000 tweets about the Super Bowl have to be sent.

    The odds are at -120 on both sides, so I really have no idea what to tell you right here. Go with the over, I guess. We all know how popular Twitter is.

3. How Many Times Will the Name Harbaugh Be Said?

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    The biggest story of the Super Bowl this year is that it is a battle between two brothers.

    Jim Harbaugh vs John Harbaugh.

    CBS is going to have a field day with this on Super Bowl Sunday. So how many times will their last name be mentioned throughout the course of the game?

    The over/under is 21.5, which seems really low. Go with the over, because the Harbaughs are going to be talked about constantly on Sunday night.

2. If Ray Lewis Is on TV After the Game, How Many Times Will He Mention God/Lord?

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    Ray Lewis' postgame speeches have become must-see television. How crazy will it get if Lewis wins the Super Bowl on Sunday?

    Saturday Night Live did a skit a last week where Kenan Thompson acted as Ray Lewis and said he was going to ascend into heaven if the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

    Now, while I highly doubt that Ray will actually ascend into heaven if the Ravens win the Super Bowl, we can expect him to thank God a lot.

    The over/under is set at three, and if he wins, he certainly will thank God more than three times in his postgame interview.

1. Will Any Player on the Active Roster Be Arrested Before the Super Bowl?

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    Of all the hundreds of bets you can make on the Super Bowl this one has to be the funniest.

    Will any player get arrested before the Super Bowl?

    Things can get pretty crazy in New Orleans, especially on Bourbon Street, but I think it is safe to say that no one is going to get arrested before the Super Bowl starts. Especially since we are now less than 24 hours from the start of the Super Bowl.

    We have seen some sports athletes do some pretty stupid things, but getting arrested right before the Super Bowl would be one of the stupidest things that we have ever seen.