10 of the Craziest Prop Bets For Super Bowl 50
The 2016 NFL Super Bowl arrives in less than a week, which means we’re all running out of time to place a bet down on who will win the big game between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.
In addition to betting on the Super Bowl outcome, though, there are a plethora of prop bets to make the game even more fun. That way if we get another version of that awful Seahawks/Broncos Super Bowl that was basically over after the first quarter, we can still have a good time.
To prepare us, we searched through all of the inter-webs to find some of the craziest Super Bowl prop bets you can place money on. The boring coin flip and national anthem stuff won’t be here. This is if you want to get really wacky. This is just out own personal top 10 from what we’ve seen, but feel free to comment if you’ve seen something worse/better:
This might be my favorite one, as it’s picking on (or paying homage to?) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who “dabs” after every touchdown run. The bet is on how many times we hear the words “dab” or “dabbing” during the Super Bowl 50 broadcast.
Over 2: even
Under 2: -140
With Cam Newton in the game, I’m shooting for the over. This includes whatever the announcers talk about before the game, some CERTAIN wisecrack about Peyton Manning trying to dab and of course if/when Newton actually finds his way into the end-zone. It should come up at least four times.
This one is rich. Being that the game is in Santa Clara, California, fans can bet on whether or not there will be an earthquake during the game’s broadcast. The bet requires that the analysts must verbally indicate that said earthquake occurred, however, making this one a little dicey.
Stephen Curry is a huge fan of the Panthers and will undoubtedly be at the biggest game of the year. Vegas knows this, and they want you to bet on – when the TV for sure finally locates him – what he’ll be wearing.
Personalized Curry-Panthers Jersey: even
Cam Newton jersey: +300
Other Panthers jersey: +500
No jersey: +200
I have no clue which direction to go on this one, as Curry has been seen wearing a Cam Newton jersey before, as well as a personalized jersey with his NBA number. If I’m betting on this one, I think he’d go with the personalized, but this one is a little out there and is admittedly a toss up.
MVP Thank You
This is a fun one, as depending on who wins the game (and the MVP) and which player is first interviewed, their initial “thank you” could go just about anywhere. A very popular one is the man upstairs and that’s the direction odds makers are going again this year, but it could be a close call with the MVP’s “mates”.
It happens at the end of most big games. The coach probably knows its coming, but they never can seem to avoid the Gatorade bath celebration. The Panthers would be winning their first title ever and Gary Kubiak would be winning his first Super Bowl. Both Kubes and Ron Rivera would be quite deserving of a Gatorade bath. The real question, of course, is which color gets splashed all over their heads?
My guess is Denver is going to have orange Gatorade and the Panthers will have blue. That is an uneducated guess and I’m not wasting my time to see what kind of Gatorade these teams do or don’t normally have. But the Panthers have blue colors and I think they win, so I’d go with blue.
Cam Newton is well known for his Superman “reveal”, when he pretends to open his jersey to show that he is, in fact, the Man of Steel. He typically does this after scoring a touchdown but could do it after any big play if he feels like it. He does it quite often, but it could be a bit of a toss up between him dabbing or doing this. That’s the bet, after all. Specifically, you can bet on how many times he’ll do it:
Over 2.5: even
Under 2.5: -140
It seems like just about everyone agrees he’ll do it at least once, but the way you bet may be swayed by how successful you think Newton and the Panthers offense will be against the league’s top-ranked defense. If you think Carolina scores a ton, this might be the easiest bet you make all day.
Cam Newton and the Panthers have made waves for giving balls away after scoring touchdowns. They get fined every time they do it, but they continue to make the day of a little boy or girl anyways. So, for the first touchdown giveaway, who gets the prize? A girl or a boy?
Peyton Manning is very likely playing in his final game and if you’ve ever seen big games he’s been in, you know the TV likes to find his pops. This is the big game to end all big games in so many ways, so Vegas wants to know how many times we’ll see Peyton’s dad, Archie Manning, on the screen during the game.
Over 1.5: even
Under 1.5: -140
I’m 100% going with the over on this one. He’ll probably be showed right away when Peyton first takes the field, he’ll surely be shown no matter what the outcome is late in the fourth quarter and if Denver wins he’ll probably be on the TV following the game, too. He might be seen even more than that, but betting on two feels fairly safe.
Peyton Manning has suggested in his own way that 2015 will be his final ride, meaning that Super Bowl 50 is more than likely his last game as an NFL quarterback. Win or lose, that could get the tears flowing for ol’ sentimental Manning. But will he shed a tear at some point during the broadcast? That’s for you to decide.
Sticking with Manning, here’s an even better one. With Manning’s retirement likely coming after this game, Vegas wants to know if you think we’ll find out about his future immediately following the Super Bowl. In a post game interview, will we find out directly from Manning if this is the end?
I tend to think the answer is no either way, but if the Broncos win I think it’s a lot more likely he rolls with his initial gut feel, and that’s that his career is over. Failing to win could be quite disappointing and could ignite the fire in him again, though, and even though it still may not change his decision, it could force him to think about it.
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