February 3, 2011

crazy superbowl bets

XLV's most intriguing prop bets?

• •Coin toss: heads or tails?

• •Which team will win the toss? Unexplainably, the NFC has won 12 straight Super Bowl coin flips. Will the Packers extend the streak?

• •How long will it take Christina Aguilera to sing the national anthem? Over/under 1:50 minutes.

• •How long will she hold the word "brave?" Over/under 6 seconds.

• •Will her hair be any color other than blond?

• •Will she wear a cowboy hat?

• •How many times will controversial former Packers quarterback Brett Favre be mentioned? Over/under 2.5

• •How many times will the word "lockout" be mentioned? (Why "lockout"? Owners have mentioned that they will likely lock players out in the offseason as the two sides continue contentious labor negotiations. Some believe that the lockout could continue for months, even putting next season in peril.) Over/under 1.5

• •What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning head coach? According to Pregame.com, a $100 bet returns $150 for yellow, $300 for clear or orange, $400 for red, $500 for lime green and $1,500 for blue.

Whoever emerges victorious, whether on the field, the advertising response or the tote boards, the only guaranteed winner of Super Bowl XLV will be the Dallas metroplex, which stands to rake in a record $202 million, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers estimate.