Football fans who like to prognosticate (or gamble) can go back and forth all they want about whether the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 50, but how entertaining can that possibly be?
No, the real fun to be had is in the various “prop” bets devised by the Las Vegas sportsbooks.
MyTopSportsbooks.com has put its foot down as one of the first gambling sites to generate an extensive and creative list. Here are some highlights:
Odds Graham Gano misses an extra point: 19/1.
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Odds Cam Newton will be named Super Bowl MVP: 8/11.
Odds Ted Ginn Jr. will be named Super Bowl MVP: 40/1.
Odds Peyton Manning will play for Canadian football team the Toronto Argonauts next year: 100/1.
Odds that Peyton Manning will begin a movie career in the future: 50/1.
Odds that Peyton Manning will become a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live”: 70/1.
Odds that Peyton Manning will record a rap album with his brother Eli: 120/1.
Over-under on the number of Cam Newton jump celebrations: 4.
Over-under on the number of towels Cam Newton will have on his body at the same time: 2.5.
Over-under on the amount of time Cam Newton will appear on screen with a smile: 3 minutes and 15 seconds.
Oh, and the most important one: Denver’s odds of winning the Super Bowl are 7/4; Carolina’s odds are 10/21.
For the full list of MyTopSportsbooks.com proposition bets, click here.