There are really five huge holidays that get almost all of America excited. Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, the 4th of July and…..SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! For the record, I fully support those who would like to see the day after the game to be an official holiday. The Super Bowl is a gambler’s paradise, with hundreds and hundreds of betting options. The board will be filled with every type of bet imaginable. 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. 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.
This game features a matchup of truly the two best teams in the NFL all season long – the Eagles and the Chiefs. The matchup of both #1 seeds has actually only happened 13 times in 48 years since the NFL added playoff seeding in 1975. The Eagles were involved the last time it happened in 2018 when the Eagles took out the AFC #1 seeded New England Patriots. While everyone is focused on the side (Eagles -1.5) or the Total (51), my sights are elsewhere. As KrackWins members know, prop bets have been exceptional once again this year. Winning prop bets is all about solid and timely information, research, and analysis – exactly where the KrackWins team excels. We siphon through the hundreds of available bets and find those with the best value. It is hard enough for the books to get a side or total right, much less a hundred different prop lines. The fun thing about prop bets during the Super Bowl is that everyone can get involved, no matter how little you follow sports. For example, even before the game starts, there are four bets you can make on the coin toss alone.
Most people track the first true prop bet to the 1986 Super Bowl featuring the Bears and the Patriots. Caesars Palace gave 20-1 odds on William “Refrigerator” Perry to score a TD. Though the Fridge had scored twice during the regular season, Coach Ditka had said he would not deploy the defensive tackle as a running back in the game. Then, with the ball at the 1-yard line, Ditka changed his mind and Caesars took a big hit. While I may not be able to tell you the winning team from every Super Bowl, but I will never forget some of the wildest proposition bets – especially the ones that have nothing to do with the game itself! Here are a few that come to mind.
Wildest Super Bowl Prop Bets From The Past
1. The Christina Aguilera Mistake
Super Bowl XLV – Steelers vs. Packers. The first prop on the board was the over/under length on Christina’s Star-Spangled Banner. After doing our research my team pounded the under. Sure enough, she finished well under the number, and we started the game already in the black. Unfortunately, upon further review, she forgot the part of a line, causing the bet to be void. Always read the fine print!
2. It was all Yellow
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.” We started betting it at +800 and it moved all the way down to -175 before the game. Martin came out by himself and sang only the first two lines of “Yellow” acapella before launching into another song with the whole 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 used for the flip was always a commemorative coin that was weighed more on the heads side, making the chances of 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 Dump
Super Bowl XLVI saw the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots yet again as Giants 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 Gatorade, so if the Giants won, clear Gatorade at +750 seemed like a great play. After the horn sounded, 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.
Sports Betting Picks Weekly Recap
As for the past week, it was a break even for Krackwins. The NBA went 3-4-1 (-1.6 units.) NCABB went 7-6-1 (EVEN) and the sole PGA play was an easy winner (1-0, +1.5 units). Overall, we landed at 11-10-1 (EVEN) for the week. While the football season is coming to an end, KrackWins will be firing away on all sports, all year. If you are a “football only” bettor, I encourage you to stick with us and learn to win with some of our best performing sports. College hoops heads down the closing stretch and into March Madness. NBA plays picks up after the All-Star break. PGA Golf is in full swing and MLB opening day is around the corner.
Regardless of whether you have action or not this Sunday, let’s hope for a competitive game and that the day provides good cheer for you and those you are close. Enjoy!!!