Here are some of the weirdest bets you can make in Las Vegas on Super Bowl XLVIII 8 years ago

Here are some of the weirdest bets you can make in Las Vegas on Super Bowl XLVIII

If you've got a hankering to make a ridiculous bet on the Super Bowl this weekend, here are a few of your options

Prop bets, or if you want to give them their proper title, 'ridiculously weird wagers on stupid stuff in the game' bets are part and parcel of the Super Bowl experience, and the folks in Las Vegas have been busily crunching numbers on the weirder aspects of the game, that have almost nothing to do with backing either team or getting the score right.


Thankfully, some of those Vegas bookies have a full selection of all the things that you can put your money down on in this Sunday's big game, and we've chosen a few of the more bizarre ones for your perusing pleasure.

How long will it take Renee Fleming to sing the National Anthem?

They've even specified the exact conditions for this, as the timing will be measured from first note starts until she completes saying "Brave" for the first time. The over/under on that is 2 minutes and 25 seconds, and while that's not the only novelty bet you can make on the anthem, the real question is will it be as good as this version?


Will the length of the national anthem (in seconds) be higher than Manning's passing yards in the first half?

We feel that one is fairly self-explanatory...

Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the National Anthem?

And if he does, will the Met Life stadium be flooded by the manliest tears known to man?


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If Renee Fleming wears gloves when she starts singing US National Anthem, what color will they be?

You can bet on white, black, red or any other colour. What a world we live in.

How many times will Peyton Manning say "Omaha" during the game?


We weren't too sure what this call meant, but thankfully, Peyton helpfully explained it to us.

The over/under on Peyton saying Omaha is 27.5.

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

That one is free money.


What will Bruno Mars be wearing on his head at the start of his halftime performance?

Fedora is our favourite for this, seeing as he does love a good fedora, but if you want you can back a fur hat or a tuque.

Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl?

That would be cheeky, seeing as Sherman told him not but two weeks ago to not "ever talk about the best".

What colour will the Gatorade dumped on the head of the winning coach be?

A proper tradition this one, you can bet on orange, yellow, red, blue or green, or you can even make a wager that it will be water. It's supposed to be pretty cold though, so you might want to bet on ice.

Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the mention first in his speech?

All the standard options are there, like teammates, God, fans, the coach, or the franchise owner, but perhaps in honour of Richard Sherman, there's also the 'Other Team or Player on Other Team' option. Then again, he might not mention any of them, which you can also bet on. There is, unfortunately no 'Omaha' option here, just in case Peyton gets it.

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