America’s favorite holiday is finally upon us this Sunday, but why just celebrate one day…It’s SUPER BOWL WEEK as the Rams and the Bengals get set to clash in Los Angeles!
Even though it’s just one 60 minute game, the Super Bowl is a gambler’s paradise, with hundreds of betting options. It is easy to get overwhelmed with so many plays on the board so make sure you manage your bankroll and have fun with it. The last thing you want to do is lose all the profit you won on the NFL during the year.
I occasionally bet the game, but Super Bowl props are really our bread and butter. From betting heads or tails on the coin toss, to the length of the National Anthem, to the halftime act’s opening song – it doesn’t matter. If there is an edge to be had, we are taking advantage of it. I may not be able to tell you the winning teams from every Super Bowl in the past, but I will never forget some of the most wild proposition bets – especially the ones that have nothing to do with the game itself!
The Wildest Prop Bets From The Past
1. The Christina Aguilera Flub
Super Bowl XLV – Steelers vs. Packers. The first prop on the board was the over/under length on Christina’s version of the Star Spangled Banner. After some deep YouTube research our crew hit the under we hit the under. Sure enough, she finished well under and we were ready to cash. Unfortunately, upon further review, she forgot the part of a line, causing the bet to be void. Ouch.
Super Bowl 50 – Broncos vs. Panthers. Coldplay was set to be the halftime show. One of my sources around the arena said that Coldplay Front man Chris Martin would start the show with their smash hit, “Yellow.” Well, Martin came out by himself and sang only the first two lines of “Yellow” a cappella before launching into another song with the entire band. There was a small scale war between bettors and their books, however, after plenty of wrangling, this bet was finally graded a winner.
3. The Coin Flip 1998-2008
People think I am crazy when I tell them I had an advantage on the opening coin toss for over a decade. It’s a 50/50 chance right? Well not for 11 years it wasn’t. The coin being flipped was a commemorative coin that was weighted heavier on the heads side making the chances of landed tails significantly higher than heads. Sure enough, in that eleven year stretch, the toss landed tails 9 time!!! (And one of the years that it landed on heads, they had a 9 year old flip it and it barely left the ground.) This was a tough secret to keep and when people started to catch on, the gig was up and the NFL changed the coin design.
4. Gatorade Color Splash
Super Bowl XLVI – the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots yet again and Coach Tom Coughlin became the oldest coach to ever win a Super Bowl. Of course the winning coach receives his Gatorade bath. I received some great information that the Giants had two tubs of Clear Colored Gatorade, so if the Giants won, Clear Gatorade at +750 seemed like a great play. Well, after the Giants won, Coughlin was indeed soaked….but due to the angle of the camera shot and the blue Giants jacket Coughlin was wearing, it looked like the Gatorade was blue. Eventually, still shots of the dump provided that it was indeed clear in color and as such, a nice winner to end the day.
No matter who is playing, there is nothing like the Super Bowl. The board will be filled with every type of bet imaginable. I urge you, do not get swept up into the fever and extend past your standard bet 1-3% of your allotted bankroll per play. At the end the day, it was an unbelievable season for KrackWins in the NFL so let’s end it enjoying the game and our successful season. A number of prop bets have already been sent to our KrackWins members with more on the way this week as we lead up to Sunday.
Let’s Go Rams…Let’s Go Bengals…Let’s Go Cashing Tickets!