Football? Who cares about football?
For many Americans, the Super Bowl is all about the odd bets you can place on the side, commonly known as “prop bets.”
This year’s batch offers the usual mix of insane and inane wagers.
Consider the menu from Sportsbetting.ag, an offshore gambling site that takes bets from the U.S.
You can bet on the color of the liquid poured on the coach of the winning team. Or the temperature in Miami at kickoff. How about whether a “John 3:16” sign will be shown on television?
It’s all there for the gambling.
Here’s one that caught our eye:
“Which will be higher? (Tweets and retweets count)
Donald Trump total tweets on 2/3/20
49ers point total”
That’s a tough call — and we’re not sure why Trump’s tweets will be counted on the day after the Super Bowl — but someone’s going to take that action. You can bet on that.
Demi Lovato will be singing the national anthem in Miami on Super Bowl Sunday. Will she wear a skirt? It’s a yes (-240) or no (+165) proposition. How long will she croon? The over/under is two minutes and one second. (The betting money is on the over.)
On and on it goes, including some specials for 49ers fans.
Will Joe Montana be at the game and shown on broadcast? Will they mention Colin Kaepernick? How about Alex Smith? Will the broadcast mention that emerging superstar Raheem Mostert was undrafted out of college? How about Dee Ford? Will he get a sack against his former team?
Wagering minds want to know. And the betting sites want your money.
It’ll all be decided on the field, and off, at Super Bowl LIV.
That’s the only sure thing.
Al Saracevic is Sports Editor of The San Francisco Chronicle. E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @alsaracevic
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