The Super Bowl is one of the few sporting events that people watch regardless of whether they are interested in the game. Some people watch it because they like American football, some like going to Super Bowl parties while many others enjoy Super Bowl betting. We are not talking about betting on who wins here, that stuff is boring. Rather we are talking about the prop bets, the stupid and glorious prop bets. If you are going to a Super Bowl party this weekend and have no interest in the action these novelty bets from Paddy Power will get you through, or cost you a lot of money.
All members of Destiny's Child to be wearing at hat during their first on stage appearance- 4/1
Everyone knows Destiny's child will be performing at half time so there is no value in betting that, but for all members to be wearing hats? Thats sounds like buying money to me. As you can see above the band has a hat wearing track record, and that isn't even their only public hat wearing appearance. Bet now and thank me later. Although keep the celebrations to a minimum unless you want your friends thinking you have a weird hat fetish.
Number of time Colin Kaepernick kisses his bicep- over/under 2.5
Last year Tebowing was the cool thing to do but Colin Kaepernick's run to the Super Bowl has created Kaepernicking, a pastime which is far cooler. There are two thought processes to this bet. That Kaepernick will only break out the bicep kiss for a few special occasions or every completed pass will result in him slobbering all over his arm. I'm going with less than 2.5 kisses which is at 8/15 gives you quite a solid, if unspectacular return.
Super Bowl MVP to announce into camera that he is "going to disneyworld"- 9/4
Every year the Super Bowl MVP gets rewarded with a trip to disneyland and it used to be customary for the winner to say "I'm going to disneyworld" into the camera. It hasn't been done the last few years hence the 9/4 price. But this year's potential candidates (Kaepernick, Flacco, Ray Rice) are far more outgoing and personable than some of the previous winners (Manning, Brees, Rodgers). Bear in mind you will have to sit through the game just to see ten seconds of TV but if this comes through it will be worth it. You could even use the winnings to visit disneyworld.
Length of national anthem- over/under 128.5 seconds evens
Balls.ie have crunched the numbers, analysed the data and been furiously studying various pitch scales and note sheets....but we are none the wiser. This is by far the most nerve wracking bet you can make, not just in the Super Bowl but in all sports. As the clock ticks you are frantically looking at your stop watch for the magic number. Alicia Keys is singing it this year and the best thing to do is pick a side, sit back, close your eyes and listen to the song. Either that or direct message her on Twitter asking to go long for a share of the profits. Either way this one will be good.
Ray Lewis to cry during the national anthem- 1/8
Really awful odds for this one but it is such a banker that you should borrow €800 off a friend to make €100 profit. The only way Ray Lewis doesn't cry is if his deer antler spray freezes his tear ducts.