Three Strange Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets

It’s that time of year again. No, not just the two weeks of Super Bowl analysis we must endure until we forget there’s an actual game to play. Of course we’ll have the traditional  bets like we can get with Super Bowl betting offers with Betstars, but it’s that great time of year we get to look at some of the greatest bets in the industry: Super Bowl Prop Bets. Below we look at some the funniest, weirdest and downright bizarre bets we can place on Super Bowl 51 based on a recent list posted on USA Today. Let’s look at the top 3:

1. Odds Lady Gaga’s half-time performance show turns into an “anti-Trump” statement. 10/13. This one is timely, of course, with all of the protests erupting around the country and Lady Gaga being one never to avoid the spotlight. Lady Gaga did perform at a Hillary Clinton rally in November just before the election and was a vocal supporter of Clinton. But I doubt this will happen. Per “Despite a report that the NFL asked the outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter to avoid addressing Donald Trump during her show — a report the NFL has denied — Gaga is “not even interested [in that],” an insider says. “It was never even a conversation.”’ And per the Hollywood Reporter Gaga stated, “I’ve been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do. For me, it’s all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn’t normally come together.” So it would seem that unless Lady Gaga has a change of heart, or decides to protest in a much more subtle means, we won’t be seeing any Donald Trump half-time show Gaga protest.

2. 4 to 1 odds a fan will streak on the field. Nope. Not happening. The field will be tighter than the U.S. border during the Super Bowl. First of all, the bet contains the word “streak” which means not only will the fan have to get on the field … but get on the field while naked. Let’s walk through this for a minute: the fan would have about three choices to make this happen, all bad choices: (a) get undressed in the bathroom, work your way through the crowd without drawing attention from security just to make the leap from the stands to the ground where a bevy of security guards will be ready to take this guy or gal down to the ground. (b) Get undressed while in your seat — without drawing the attention of the fans around you, just to make it again to leap on the field where the security guards will once again be waiting to take your head off. The only play in this situation is some sort of shock and awe approach where fans and security alike just won’t believe what they’re seeing. You would have to make a real spectacle out of it, almost as if it was NFL sanctioned streaking performance. (c) The best of the bad options … get on the field while fully dressed and be ready with some sort of rip away clothing and try to get enough steps in for it to be considered “streaking.” Also, how many steps would make this bet pay off? One step? Two? What exactly defines streaking? Too many unknowns here. And would you really pay all that money just to be thrown out of the game?

3. Odds someone catches on fire during the halftime show: 25 to 1 odds. So this one is a bit troubling. To bet this would mean you are actively rooting for a human being to go up in flames. This could happen, anything could happen … but it seems somewhat sadistic to put your money down on this to make a quick buck. There will surely be plenty of pyrotechnics to make this a real possibility, but we should probably save some of our dignity and move on from this one.

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