Where it is legal, I imagine the Super Bowl brings about all sorts of gamblers that like to bet on the outcome of the game. People also like to bet on the length of the National Anthem, who wins the coin toss and what the first score will be.
That is just the tip of the iceberg in the unusual action that will be placed on Sunday's game. For example, did you know you could wager on What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the head coach of the winning Super Bowl team? Or you may have an inside line on who Barack Obama will pick to win the game? Both of these bets have odds set at several online gambling websites.
You may want to put action on who the Super Bowl MVP will mention first in his speech? God? Coaches? Family? If you think it is the team owner, you could get 25/1 odds if you choose him.
Sometimes topically appropriate action makes its way to the gambling arena. Like, will Richard Sherman receive an unnecessary roughness penalty in the game? Or will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the National Anthem? Put 100 dollars on yes and you could win 170 if Moreno lets the flood gates open.
Some other off the wall bets are:
If Renee Fleming wears gloves when she starts singing US National Anthem, what color will they be?
- white (+275)
- black (even)
- red (+500)
- every other color combined (+300)
Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until the final whistle?
This is one that could be affected by the incoming tweets to Crabtree. If you put action on it, could you goad him into responding with a mention of his rival?
Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during its performance?
It is quite possible certain members of the band don't own shirts, when is the last time you remember Anthony Kiedis with a shirt on?
Who will be seen on TV first Pam Oliver (46%) or Erin Andrews (54%)
Pam Oliver is the vet, but everyone talks about Andrews interview of Sherman. The line leads towards seeing Erin Andrews mug on camera first.
Will the power go out during the game?
There are currently 20 to 1 odds that the lights stay on.
No matter why you are watching the game, just know that if there is a chance to make a wager on any part of it, then it is probably taking place somewhere. I bet you can't think of one aspect that has no action.