Betting on the Big Bowl
How to make money on the Superbowl
It is Super Bowl week and anticipation is growing to a fever pitch for the big game this Sunday. You may be looking forward to watching football, but I argue there’s more to be excited about than the last pigskin action until September. If you’re interested in the Super Bowl this Sunday than you’ve probably already read some previews and watched a little coverage on TV, so I won’t waste your time giving you information you already know. Rather, I’m going to set you up so this Super Sunday can be a profitable one. That’s right; it’s time for some more of Uncle Cam’s gambling advice.
These are all real prop bets for the Super Bowl that you can actually wager real money on at a gambling website:
Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem? (No -200)
C’mon, Alicia is a pro this could be a defining career moment that launches her to new heights like it did for Whitney Houston. With that in mind, you should definitely bet the over on the length of Alicia Keys’ anthem, currently set at two minutes and 15 seconds.
How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game? (Over 2 ½)
If you have ever watched an NFL game, especially one produced by CBS, then you know the football media loves nothing more than taking a tired storyline and beating it into the ground. This over/under can’t be set high enough to scare me away, I’m counting on at least eight mentions.
How many times will Jay-Z be shown on TV during the game? (Over ½)
This is a very clever prop. If you take the over, you’re basically betting that Beyoncé will bring out her husband for a surprise performance on stage for the halftime show. I remember Madonna bringing at least four others out with her last year, so I think a Jay-Z cameo is a lock. Even if Jay-Z doesn’t appear on stage, you still win the bet if CBS shows Beyoncé in a luxury box with her husband next to her, it’s a can’t lose prop.
What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team? (Blue 13/2)
My memory recall seems to be telling me it’s usually blue, yellow, or clear. Blue is the best-tasting Gatorade by far, so I’m going to go ahead and lock down on that.
If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room, how many times will he mention “God/Lord” (Over 3)
Please, this will be at least 12, take the over and thank me later.
Will there be a scoreless quarter in the game? (No -400)
I know these are two really good defenses, but there’s too much talent on either offense for there to be 15 continuous minutes of scoreless football.
Who will score the first TD in the game? (The Field 17/2)
I’m not picking the field so much as I’m picking LaMichael James. Amazingly there are odds on LaMike to be MVP (66/1), but nothing on him scoring first touchdown. He scored the 49ers first TD against Atlanta and he returns San Fran’s kickoffs. I’m thinking he’ll return the opening kickoff for a touchdown or he’ll get to punch it in near the goal line after Frank Gore’s goes to the sideline near the end of a drive.
Who will win MVP? (Colin Kaepernick, 7/4)
Kaepernick is one of the most exciting and electrifying players I have ever seen and I expect this Super Bowl to be the moment he stamps himself as one the modern game’s greats and ushers in the era of the mobile Quarterback which means…
Which team will win the Super Bowl? (San Francisco, -4.5)
I’m taking the Niners to win and cover the spread with a touchdown victory, 31-24. Too much Kaepernick, a few big plays from LaMichael James, consistent rushing yardage from Frank Gore, a few big pass plays down the seam to Vernon Davis, and a handful of key 3rd down conversions from Michael Crabtree will lead a potent 49er offense. Meanwhile, Aldon Smith will have his best game rushing the passer in months and San Francisco’s defense will do just enough to contain Ray Rice and Baltimore’s deep passing game.
Now excuse me while I call this hotline number.