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Published on January 31st, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Time for Super Bowl prop bets involving music

Earlier this month, I spent a Sunday afternoon in the sports book of the Mirage in Las Vegas, watching several hundred gamblers lose their poop (and money) over some NFL playoff match-ups. It was fascinating.

I thought of these people when an email from Bookmaker.eu came in this morning. It gave the odds for a variety of prop bets, the side bets you can make on the Super Bowl.

Let’s start with the music ones:

How long will the National Anthem take?

  • Over 1 minute 50 seconds +105 (37%)
  • Under 1 minute and 50 seconds -135 (63%)
  • Note that Gladys Knight will be the singer.

Will Travis Scott take a knee in
protest during the Half Time Show?

  • Yes +500 (17%)
  • No -900 (83%)

Will a SpongeBob costume or inflatable be used during the halftime show?

Remember the petition asking that SpongeBob creator, the late Stephen Hillenburg, be honoured at halftime? Will it happen?

  • Yes +500
  • No -700

There is a problem with that last one, though. The bookies say that 92% of all action supporting some kind of SpongeBob acknowledgement came from the Atlanta area–the home of Super Bowl LVIII–which seems suspect. The bet has been removed since that some information has been leaked.

If you need more prop bets, go here.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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