It’s Super Bowl week, which means Bodog has unleashed their annual cavalcade of ridiculous prop bets. There’s something here for everyone, up to and including people with a passing interest in the game itself. Let’s take a look at some of this year’s more enticing offers.
• Team to miss the first field goal in the game.
The last time Matt Stover saw The Who in concert Keith Moon was playing drums.
• What color top will Kim Kardashian be wearing at the Super Bowl?
(Wager is on color of top and not on jacket if seperate [SIC] top and jacket are shown. If two or more options are combined as the primary color on top then all wagers are no action.)
Other Color 13/10
Pretty disappointing that Bodog won’t even consider the possibility of Kardashian showing up topless. Surely that would be good for a few throwaway bets. As it stands now, I am of the John Cutter school of thought.
• How Many Times will CBS announcers fully mention Hurricane Katrina during the game?
Over 2.5 -140
Under 2.5 +110
I’m banking on them referring to it simply as “Katrina.” Or possibly “The Great Cleanse of ’05,” but only if Jim Nantz gets really drunk. .
• How Many Times will CBS show Archie Manning on TV during the Game?
Over 4 -155
Under 4 +125
This line opened at 2.5, a mark that could best be described as adorably naive. It will probably inch towards five before kickoff.
• How many times will Pete Townshend do his legendary windmill move?
(Windmill move must be a full 360 degree revolution and be shown on TV to be counted for this wager.)
Over 5.5 -170
Under 5.5 +140
If every 360 degree revolution counts as an individual windmill then I figure we’re good for at least seven. Unless Pete tears his rotator cuff. Incidentally, the odds on that are set at 15/1.
• If any member of the Who smashes their guitar what does the guitar hit first?
See NFL, just because a band is old doesn’t mean they can’t cause serious trouble. Next year you’ll have to try a lot harder to come up with a halftime show that is truly safe from any and all controversy.
Which brings me to a prop bet of my own…
• Who will host the halftime show at Super Bowl XLV
Taylor Swift -250
Black Eyed Peas +105
And of course this leads us down the road to more speculative prop bets…
Will Swift get through her set uninterrupted?
Will Fergie get through her set without wetting herself?
Actually, I’m pretty surprised Bodog isn’t offering that one for Messrs. Daltry and Townshend.