Monday, January 28, 2008

Rejected Prop Bets

The best part of the Super Bowl is the ridiculous prop bets. No, noot making them. You really have some sort of a problem if you are making prop bets during the Super Bowl.

And not in the good way.

You are probably the same guy who had a going-away party for the series finale of the Gilmore Girls. If you are going to play the game, just pick the winner, over/under, etc. like the rest of the men at the big table.

If you want to see some of the top prop bets, you can check out some of the most interesting ones here. But THN, being as dialed into Las Vegas as possible, has as list of some of the rejected props bets for Super Bowl 42.

How long is Joe Buck’s camera (expletive) monologue going to be at the top of the broadcast?

Over 2m27s (-115)
Under 2m27s (-115)

Number of U.S. viewers who will be watching the game feed on SAP instead of Buck.

Over 100m (-160)
Under 100m (-105)

The amount of dead air coming from Troy Aikman after another one of Buck’s non squitur.

Over 2h4m (-120)
Under 2h4m (-105)

Will Lavar Arrington run into the broadcast booth to end Aikman’s broadcasting career, too?

Yes (-114)

The Lakers play the Wizards on Super Bowl Sunday, leading to a number of possible prop bets. One that was rejected: Who will throw more passes on Sunday:

Kobe Bryant (-105)
Matt Cassel (-190)

Who will catch more passes:
Randy Moss (-210)
Kwame Brown (-105)
Pam Oliver (-92)


Eugene Robinson made Super Bowl history when he bartered a hooker with his NFL Man of the Year Award. So here are some of the odds of players being caught with a hooker during Super Bowl Week.

Eli Messiah 100-1
Tom Brady 240-1
Plaxico Burress 100-1
Junior Seau 250-1
Rodney Harrison 250-1
Chris Berman 2-1
Michael Strahan 10-1

Odds that Strahan’s hooker is a woman: 390-1
Odds that the hooker looks like Tom Brady: 2-1

Lil’ Hater, as you know, has a pretty extensive enemies list. The top of that list includes the Giants, Buck, Aikman and the Patriots. So which blimp will Lil’ Hater fly into the stadium, ala Black Sunday.

Goodyear (-110)
MetLife/Snoop1 (-110)

Janet Jackson made Super Bowl history when Justin Timberlake exposed her bare breast on national television. But who will likely have a wardrobe malfunction?

Eli Messiah 100-1
Tom Brady 250-1
Tom Petty 10,000-1
Bill Belichick’s modified hoodie exposing a bare breast: 2-1

Yes, that was rejected. Hard to believe, right?

This might be news to some Raiders fans reading THN, but the Raiders are not in the Super Bowl. It’s true, you can look it up. How many Raiders fans will be in the crowd on Sunday, believing that the Raiders are in the Super Bowl.

Over 1,000 (-150)
Under 1,000 (-150)

What percentage of those Raiders fans arrived in Phoenix via a Greyhound bus or via an underground tunnel from Nogales, Ariz.

Over 99 percent (-500)

6 comments:

DAWUSS said...

What are the odds that Super Bowl XLII ends up being all about Sean Taylor?

Diane said...

Any truth to the rumor that the NFL is adding a feel good adoption fair for the Vick pit bulls to the half time show?

Bain said...

Instead of watching the Super Bowl, Bain will be in Vail, where, incidentally, the lead singer of Hunters & Collectors now works as a chairlift mechanic. Will The Bain convince him to sing a few bars of "Throw Your Arms Around Me" before being whisked to the top of the mountain?

Yes 20,000-1

Chris said...

f'ing classic post man. I'd love to see Arrington storm the booth and take out Aikmen. Brings up memories of the best super bowl commercial ever - Terry Tate office linebacker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRkiouh5NEI

"That's a long distance call, Doug!"

Anonymous said...

So here are some of the odds of players being caught with a hooker during Super Bowl Week.

Eli Messiah 100-1
Tom Brady 240-1
Plaxico Burress 100-1
Junior Seau 250-1
Rodney Harrison 250-1
Chris Berman 2-1
Michael Strahan 10-1

haha. I hate that Chris Berman.

Leather said...

I'm with you, Berman.