The Super Bowl means one thing. No, not crowing a champion after a long, hard-fought National Football League season. It means zany prop bets.
Super Bowl prop bets are a tradition unlike any other. You can bet on how long the national anthem is, who scores the game’s first touchdown, what phrases the announcers might say, even what color of Gatorade is dumped on the winning coach.
But those are prop bets that we encounter every year. What about the prop bets surrounding Super Bowl LI that are truly out of the ordinary? If you really want to have some fun on Super Bowl Sunday (purely for recreational purposes, of course, because who would ever risk REAL MONEY on these things), we recommend thinking outside the box and going with something more unique.
Here are the 10 craziest Super Bowl LI prop bets. And as a reminder, all of these prop bets are real, actual lines from topbet.eu.
1) Will Lady Gaga Have a Wardrobe Malfunction?
Yes +1500 / No -5000
To date, there’s been only one wardrobe malfunction in Super Bowl history: Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s infamous expose during Super Bowl XXXVIII. HOWEVER, history will note that game was played in Houston AND it featured the Patriots facing off against a team from the AFC South. Coincidence? Perhaps not. Add in the fact that Lady Gaga has never been shy about, ummm, expressing herself, and we could have a real upset on our hands here.
2) Will Lady Gaga cover a Glenn Frey song during the halftime show?
Yes +800 / No -1500
There are a number of prop bets asking if Gaga will pay tribute to one of a number of famous musicians that passed away in the last year like Prince or David Bowie or George Michael. Perhaps the wildest of the bunch might be Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey… because honestly, can you picture Gaga singing an Eagles song during the Super Bowl halftime show?
If she sings “Peaceful, Easy Feeling,” I’ll make the thousand-mile walk to Winslow, Arizona myself. (I really hope Gaga isn’t reading this.)
3) Will a streaker be broadcast sometime between opening kickoff and final play?
Yes +1000 / No -2000
Networks are averse to showing any “Idiot on the Field” to give people attention that they are so desperately seeking. And with everything happening at the Super Bowl with all the increased security around the game, it’s difficult to see this happening. Plus, most all of the good seats will be occupied by corporations who don’t exactly strike you as the streaker type. But if it can happen at the World Darts Championship, it can happen anywhere, right?
4) Will Vince Lombardi Trophy be dropped on camera during postgame broadcast?
Yes +1200 / No -2500
Only if Roger Goodell is handing the trophy to Robert Kraft and Kraft attempts to embarrass Goodell with the ultimate troll job.
5) Will Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) tweet 3 or more times during Super Bowl? (From opening kickoff until final play.)
Yes -200 / No +160
Tom Brady just did it again. He is not only a great guy, he is, without question, the BEST quarterback!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2015
Maybe a Super Bowl prop bet surrounding the Twitter habits of the President of the United States sounds surreal, but this is the darkest and most bizarre timeline we now live in, folks. Even if he doesn’t quite feel like reciprocating the feelings publicly anymore, we know Trump is a big fan of Brady and the Patriots. Given how addicted Trump is to Twitter and expressing his feelings on the medium, and how many people will be on Twitter during the Super Bowl, this seems like a decent bet.
6) Peyton Manning commercials during Super Bowl broadcast?
Over 1.5 -140 / Under 1.5 +110
Peyton Manning hasn’t signed on with an NFL front office yet, he didn’t get into television, all he has is free time to make dozens and dozens and dozens of commercials. Manning went out on top, retiring from the NFL last year after winning Super Bowl 50, so you know there will be plenty of companies that want to build on that and use Manning as their Super Bowl LI frontman. To be honest, -140 might be a steal here as the over/under could have easily been closer to 18.5.
7) If he wins Super Bowl LI MVP, will Matt Ryan say that he’s going to drink a Budweiser?
Yes +2000 / No -5000
Speaking of Manning, last year’s Super Bowl was notable for his shoutout to Budweiser in the postgame ceremonies. Would Matt Ryan (or Brady) cheekily follow suit and also give a nod to the King of Beers? It’s possible, but we hope Ryan takes advantage of the obvious marketing opportunity that’s staring him in the face and goes with a shoutout to Natty Ice.
8) If he wins Super Bowl LI MVP, who will Tom Brady thank first when given the award: Bill Belichick or Gisele Bundchen?
Belichick -260 / Bundchen +200
Geez, this is a tough one… coach or wife… wife or coach… coach… wife… wife… coach… uhhhh… Trump?
9) Who will have more?
John Wall Points (-9.5) -115 / Distance of Matt Ryan first TD pass (+9.5) -115
There are figuratively tons of cross-sport prop bets at your disposal for the Super Bowl. You can bet on Jozy Altidore goals for the USA versus Tom Brady interceptions. Or LeBron James points versus Matt Ryan completions. Or Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s number of goals versus the number of first quarter field goals. But the one we love most is this because it’s so beautifully and weirdly specific: John Wall’s points for the Wizards, -9.5, versus the yardage of Matt Ryan’s first TD pass.
Let’s see here. Wall averages 22.9 PPG this season. Ryan averages 13.3 yards per completion this season. Wall’s Wizards play against the Pelicans on Saturday, who are 22nd in the Association in scoring defense. The Patriots had the #12 ranked pass defense in the NFL. The numbers might lean ever so slightly towards Wall, but we’re going to hope for the big play and side with Ryan. Because when you’re randomly trying to compare point totals of an NBA point guard to a random result like the yardage of a specific touchdown pass, you might as well just go with your gut feeling, right?
10) Ryan Allen – Total Yards on First Gross Punt
Over 44.5 – 115 / Under 44.5 -115
And now, the creme de la creme of crazy prop bets: GROSS PUNTING YARDAGE. What could better symbolize all that is Super Bowl Sunday than being able to wager on punts? Punters are people that deserve crazy prop bets too. Go with your heart on this one, America, and take the over.