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Time again to talk about the Super Bowl music-related prop bets. (And there’s plenty of Taylor Swift action.)

Can we just play the game already? It feels like we’ve been talking about it for months. Sorry. Rant over.

Music is completely intertwined with the Super Bowl. Usher will handle the halftime show, which is sponsored by Apple Music. They’ve laid out something that will let fans “listen, watch, dance, and sing their way to Super Bowl LVIII.”

No major US sportsbooks are offering these bets because of state laws prohibiting them. Online sportsbooks have no problem with that.

Let’s begin with Taylor Swift and the game-related prop bets. The following is via Variety:

  • Will Tay-Tay be at the big game? The odds are so overwhelming that she will be that there’s no point in laying a bet.
  • Will Travis Kelce propose to Taylor Swift on field after the game? (Yes +1060; No -3000/FanDuel Canada)
  • Will Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift announce their first pregnancy at the Super Bowl? (Yes, +850/BetUs)
  • Will Taylor Swift be seen crying if Kansas City Chiefs lose Super Bowl LVIII? (Yes, +600/BetUS)
  • Will Taylor Swift endorse Joe Biden after game? (+1000/BetOnline)
  • Will Donald Trump mention Swift on Truth Social Feb. 11? (No, -500; Yes, +300/BetOnline)
  • How many times will Taylor Swift be shown on camera during the CBS Super Bowl telecast? (Over 5.5 times, -140; Less than 5.5 times, even/BetUS)
  • Will Taylor Swift be seen mouthing a curse word during the CBS Super Bowl telecast? (Yes, +300/BetUS)
  • Will Taylor Swift’s navel be shown on CBS? (Yes, +800; No, -2500/BetOnline)
  • Taylor Swift lipstick color at Super Bowl LVIII? (Red, -1800; Any other color, +700/BetUS)
  • Which will have more diamond carats? (Taylor Swift engagement ring, -10000; Chiefs Super Bowl ring, +1400/BetOnline)

Here are some Usher bets.

How many songs will Usher perform?
Over/Under 8.5

Will Usher be wearing sunglasses in first appearance?
Yes -300
No +200

Will Justin Bieber take stage with Usher?
Yes +215
No -325

Will Usher give shoutout to Taylor Swift?
Yes +550
No -1000

Who will appear with Usher on stage?
Lil John -200
Ludacris -160
Alicia Keyes +300
Taylor Swift +1000
21Savage +1200
Beyonce +1200
DJ Khalid +1200
Jadakiss +1200
Jay Z +1200
Nicki Minaj +1200
P Diddy/Sean Combs +1200
will.i.am +1200
50 Cent +2000
Madonna +5000

Here are a few more.

Will Reba McEntire show cleavage?
Yes +300
No -500

What will Post Malone be wearing?
Cowboy hat -200
Tie +150

Will Taylor Swift be seen during the National Anthem?
Yes +250
No -400

Will Reba McEntire forget/omit word during National Anthem?
Yes +900
No -3000

Length of ‘America the Beautiful’ by Post Malone
Over/Under 109.5 seconds

Length of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ by Andra Day
Over/Under 131.5 seconds

Length of National Anthem by Reba McEntire
Over/Under 86.5 seconds

Length of “brave” during National Anthem
Over/Under 3.5 seconds

Will any commercial joke about Biden/Trump?
Yes +300
No -500

Will Usher say “Biden” during halftime show?
Yes +550
No -1000

Will Taylor Swift endorse Biden postgame?
Yes +10000

How many times will Joe Biden tweet on Super Bowl Sunday?
Over/Under 2

How many times will Donald Trump post on TruthSocial on Super Bowl Sunday?
Over/Under 6

Will Joe Biden be in attendance?
Yes +1000

Will Donald Trump be in attendance?
Yes +1000

Who will Joe Biden pick to win Super Bowl?
Chiefs -200
49ers +150

Who will Donald Trump pick to win Super Bowl?
Chiefs -500
49ers +300

What will happen first?
Hunter Biden serves jail time -500
Andy Reid retires +300

Which will be higher?
Donald Trump age on Super Sunday (77)
Travis Kelce receiving yards

Which will be higher?
Trump insurrection guilty counts
Total sacks in Super Bowl

Which will be higher?
Trump hush money/Storm Daniels guilty counts
Christian McCaffrey fantasy points

Which will be higher?
Nikki Haley Approval Rating on March 1
Total seconds Taylor Swift is shown live

Which will be higher?
Joe Biden Approval Rating on March 1
Christian McCaffrey Total Receiving Yards

What does all that mean? If there’s a + sign next to the number, that means the outcome is less probably. If, for example you were to bet on a proposal on the field after the game (+1060), that means $100 bet will yield $1,060.

Happy wagering. Please don’t bet like a dummy.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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