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Prop betting on the Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and as usual, you can bet on just about ANYTHING related to the game.

They’re called “Prop” or proposition bets, and there’s a bunch of fun ones this year, which you’ll see below.

But when did prop bets start and why? Well the “why?” is pretty simple really: MORE money to be made by sportsbooks in Las Vegas. Now the “when?”

Now the “when:”  Prop bets began in 1986. Las Vegas oddsmakers introduced a new form of betting before Super Bowl XX. And the first prop bet was whether William “Refrigerator” Perry would score a Touchdown.

Perry was called upon to carry the ball, and he scored a touchdown! It cemented his place in Super Bowl history., and literally made him a legend!

For the record, defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan called Perry “a wasted draft pick” and refused to play him, Perry quickly became a fan favorite in Chicago, where he was known for his playful personality and infectious smile. Oh, and let’s not forget that Superbowl Shuffle. Or maybe we should! Ok. settle down Bears fans – your time will come again.

The goal of prop bets – obviously – was to provide a way to attract casual bettors to place bets on the Super Bowl in more ways than just the final score, and points spread.

More than 50 million Americans are expected to place wagers on Super Bowl LVII (on FOX and the FOX Sports App) this Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. A

The American Gaming Association estimates that $16 billion will be wagered legally, illegally and in squares and pools.

The appetite for prop bets isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The fact is, there are more and more each year!

Here are some of the fun, and craziest novelty “prop bets” you can actually place, and what the best odds are:

-Carla Rea

  • 1.  The length of the national anthem.?

    Will it be over two minutes and five seconds, or under?  OVER is the safer bet, at about 57%. I don’t think we’ll ever forget this one:



  • Length of the word "Brave" in the national anthem?

    Will it be over five seconds or under?  OVER is about 67% likely.  For the record, this was the longest version of the National Anthem – when Aretha Franklin took us all to church!


  • Will there be a scoring drive that's shorter than the national anthem? 

    The oddsmakers say YES.  It’s a little over 64% likely.

    Super bowl prop bets

  • Will a player record an "octopus"?  Do you even know what an octopus is? 

    An octopus is when the same player who scores a touchdown also scores the two-point conversion.  Eight points.  Get it? And the answer is — NO.  It’s 93% likely that this WON’T happen.

    Super bowl prop bets

  • Will both Jason and Travis Kelce score a touchdown?

    You can win BIG MONEY betting yes on this, because the chances are less than ONE PERCENT. Jason is the center for the Eagles, so he’s not an eligible receiver.  He’d basically have to pick up a fumble and run it into the end zone to score a TD.

    Super Bowl prop bets

  • What song will Rihanna sing first in her Halftime show? 

    “Don’t Stop the Music” has the best odds, at 25%. My prediction: “We Found Love.”

  • 6.  What color eye shadow will Rihanna wear? 

    The odds say Clear or None at 71%. My prediction: Smokey, or reddish/pinkish.

    Super bowl prop bets

  • What will Eagles QB Jalen Hurts throw first:  A touchdown or an interception? 

    If you’re a Philly fan, good news:  it’s 73% likely to be a TD!

    Super bowl prop bets

  • What will the jersey number of the first touchdown scorer be?

    Will it be “over” or “under” 11.5?

    Super bowl prop bets

  • Which Anheuser-Busch product will get the first commercial? 

    Gotta go with the classic on this one:  At 37%, Budweiser has the best odds.  Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer is the longshot, at 12.5%. And I’ve tasted why…

    Super bowl prop bets

  • And the burning question/prop bet: What color will the Gatorade shower be for the winning team?

    Yellow/Green is at the top of the list. Followed by Orange, Blue, Red/Pink, Clear/Water, Purple

    Super bowl prop bets

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