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Eric Thompson

by Eric Thompson in NFL Football

Feb 1, 2016 · 9:42 AM PST

Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Chris Martin, Brad Nortman, Clete Blakeman, Kristaps Porzingis, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. What do all these folks have in common? Come Super Bowl Sunday, they can help you make (or lose) a bunch of money.

With more and more Super Bowl 50 props being released every day, there is no aspect of the big game that won’t have money riding on both sides. Throw in all the cross-sport propositions and this entire Super Bowl weekend is a sports bettors dream.

But of all the websites to release props this week, somehow we haven’t gotten around to it yet! Perhaps we were too busy writing essays on the actual outcome of the game? No matter, Sascha and I have compiled a bunch more Super Bowl 50 props to feed your weird itch that needs scratching.


Odds a member of the broadcast team call the Microsoft Tablet “an iPad”:

  • Yes: 4/1
  • No: 1/4

Odds the Janet Jackson “Wardrobe Malfunction” is mentioned during the game or halftime show: 10/1

The league doesn’t much like recalling that incident. You’re hardpressed to find a single story on NFL.com that includes the name “Janet Jackson.” I did it though!

Odds of Beyonce’s belly button being visible during her halftime performance: 6/5

This is what she wore last time. She’s obviously not against showing some skin, but the Shania look isn’t really in right now.

Odds Coldplay’s Chris Martin wears a jersey during the halftime show: 4/1

Maybe an Exeter City jersey.

Odds that CBS shows or mentions Jay-Z during the halftime performance: 2/3

Odds that Jim Nantz utters the phrase “Last Rodeo” in regards to Peyton Manning: 2/7

Odds that CBS mentions the Peyton Manning HGH scandal during the game: 1/9

Odds that CBS mentions “Deflategate” during the game broadcast: 1/2

So passe.

Odds that Mike Carey is wrong on the first replay challenge: 5/2

He’s not real good at his job. But more often than not, the right call is obvious.

Which one of these NFL personalities will be mentioned most during the game:

  • John Elway: 5/2
  • Eli Manning (Peyton’s brother): 4/1
  • Tom Brady: 6/1
  • Archie Manning (Peyton’s dad): 7/1
  • Don Shula (father to Carolina OC Mike Shula): 9/1
  • Bum Phillips (father to Denver DC Wade Phillips): 9/1
  • Jake Delhomme (former Carolina QB): 12/1
  • Brett Favre: 12/1

Over/under on the number of times Phil Simms or Jim Nantz says, “we talked to ____ earlier this week”: 2.5



Odds that DeMarcus Cousins’ point total versus the Celtics on Super Bowl Sunday will be higher than the winning team’s score in Super Bowl? 3/4

The Panthers do have the highest scoring offense in the league – and they’ve only been more prolific in the playoffs – but Denver’s D can be lights out. The average Super Bowl winning total over the last ten years is 27.8; Cousins is averaging 27.2 PPG, but that’s up to 32.6 in January. Against a middling Celtic defense, give the edge to Cousins. But only if he plays. If he’s out of the lineup, roll with the Panthers. The Denver defense is good, but not Super Bowl-shutout good.

Odds that Donald Trump’s vote percentage in the New Hampshire primary will be higher than the winning team’s point total? 1/1

I hate how close this one looks. Trump is polling in the low 30s. (Please please please let that go down.)

Odds that the point total difference between the two teams in the Super Bowl is higher than the difference in vote percentage between Clinton-Sanders in New Hampshire Democratic primary: 7/4

The average differential over the last ten Super Bowls is 9.5. This game should be tighter than that with two great defenses on the field. Sanders is polling higher than Clinton in New Hampshire right now (about 53-percent to 39). I expect Clinton to close the gap as Democrats realize that they’d actually like to win the general election, but it might not get to less than a field goal.


Odds each back-up QB attempts a pass in the Super Bowl:

  • Brock Osweiler (Den): 9/1
  • Derek Anderson (CAR): 11/1

Odds on the result of the opening coin toss:

  • Heads: 1/1
  • Tails: 1/1
  • Do Over: 50/1

Odds of being the special guest for the coin toss:

  • Joe Montana & Jerry Rice: 2/1
  • Joe Montana (alone): 3/1
  • Jerry Rice (alone): 4/1
  • Steve Young: 6/1
  • Eddie DeBartolo: 9/1

Over/under on the number of snaps for injured Carolina LB Thomas Davis: 22.5

Odds that Cam Newton’s first touchdown celebration will include:

  • The Dab: 1/8
  • The Superman: 1/6
  • Handing the ball to a fan: 1/3
  • All three: 1/1

Odds on the color of the Panthers jersey the kid who gets the first TD ball from a Panthers player will be wearing?

  • Black: 3/2
  • White: 2/1
  • Blue: 3/1
  • No jersey: 18/1

Odds on the jersey number the kid who gets the first TD ball from a Panther player will be wearing?

  • #1: 4/3
  • #59: 9/2
  • #28: 9/2
  • #17: 7/1
  • Other/Field: 9/1
  • No Number: 20/1

Odds of being the first player to drop a pass?

  • Demaryius Thomas (DEN): 13/10
  • Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR): 3/2
  • Neither: 4/1

Odds the game is the first Super Bowl to go into overtime: 11/1

Odds to get the first personal foul penalty:

  • Von Miller (DEN): 4/1
  • Josh Norman (CAR): 4/1
  • TJ Ward (DEN): 6/1
  • Aqib Talib (DEN): 8/1
  • Cortland Finnegan (CAR): 8/1
  • Kawann Short: 14/1
  • DeMarcus Ware (DEN): 14/1
  • Darian Stewart (DEN): 16/1
  • Kevon Webster (DEN): 20/1
  • Bradley Roby (DEN): 20/1
  • Kony Ealy (CAR): 22/1
  • Kurt Coleman (CAR): 22/1
  • Cam Newton (CAR): 25/1

What color liquid will be dumped on the winning team’s head coach?

  • Orange: 1/1
  • Blue: 3/1
  • Yellow: 4/1
  • Clear: 4/1
  • Beer-coloured: 400/1

Odds of getting a penalty for excessive celebration?

  • Cam Newton: 8/1
  • Von Miller: 9/1
  • Josh Norman: 12/1
  • Ted Ginn: 18/1
  • Aqib Talib: 18/1
  • Emmanuel Sanders: 30/1
  • Peyton Manning: 1,000,000/1

Hahaha, the worst Peyton could do is the Rocky Top, and nothing about that would be excessive – except the embarrassment we’d all feel for him.


(Photo Credit: Karen (Originally uploaded to Flickr)[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/].)

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