Super Bowl Halftime Show 2014: Breaking Down Interesting Prop Bets for Big Event

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IJanuary 28, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Did you know you can bet on whether or not a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will brave the cold weather at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2014? This is just one of the prop bets available for those interested in making the halftime festivities a bit more interesting. 

Pop sensation Bruno Mars is headlining the prestigious event, and he'll be preceded by the aforementioned Chili Peppers—a punk-rock group that will appeal to those of us who grew up in the 1980's or thereabouts. RHCP drummer Chad Smith is ready to rock MetLife Stadium with this custom kit, which looks amazing:

If this year's extravaganza is anything like last year's, then you can expect a few surprises during the show. Not surprisingly, however, event coordinators are keeping any potential collaborators hidden from public view at this time. 

Here's a quick look at when and where you can catch the big game, along with the betting line. Afterward, continue reading to find out which interesting halftime prop bets made the cut.

Note: Prop Bets courtesy of Bovada.com.

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When: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET

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


Live Stream: FoxSports.com

Betting Info (via Bovada)

Spread: Broncos (-3)

Money Line: Seattle (+115), Denver (-135)

Over/Under: 47

Intriguing Halftime Prop Bets

Will Any Member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Go Shirtless?

Oddsmakers Say:

  • Yes (Even)
  • No (-140)

Of course the Red Hot Chili Peppers will go shirtless.

I mean, this is the same group that showed up wearing nothing but socks to many a concert back in the 1980s. Surely Anthony Kiedis will once again rip off his shirt and toss it to the crowd—as he's done countless times before.

This group defined bad-ass, and there's no way it'll go half-assed at Super Bowl XLVIII.


But what if one of the guys gets the bright idea to check Weather.com or some other like website during preparations for the big trip and realizes it's going to be colder than a...well, it'll be cold. It will be in the 20's, according to Weather.com, during the game. 

So maybe it's not a sure bet to go "yes" on this one. 

Go with your gut. Mine's telling me at least one of the guys will do shirtless. 

Will the Show Break the All-Time Viewers Record?

According to Bovada, Madonna's show at Super Bowl XLVI (2012) holds the record for most viewers in a Super Bowl halftime show with 114 million. 

Will Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers break the record?

Oddsmakers say:

  • Yes (+200)
  • No (-300)

As a direct comparison to Madonna's record-breaking number, Beyonce's number in Super Bowl XLVII was 104 million, per Billboard.com.

According to BrunoMars.com, the 14-time Grammy winning artist has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. For many fans, the Super Bowl halftime show offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see him in a live show, so it's not crazy to think he'll surpass Madonna's numbers.

And with the added draw of the Red Hot Chili Peppers—a group that caters to a different audience—the chances of breaking the record increase even more.

If you're going to bet on a prop, this is a good one to wager on. Go with the "yes," and double your money. 

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