The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are entering the final week of preparation before Super Bowl XLVII. The Niners touched down in New Orleans first, arriving Sunday evening -- did anyone bet on who would land first?
The prop bets really help complete the fun of Super Bowl week. There are a ton of interesting and creative takes predicting how the event will unravel. A popular prop bet each and every year is the over/under for the National Anthem. This year, Alicia Keys will be performing.
If you remember her hit single "Fallen" that put her on the map, you might recall that Keys took her time in the introduction. If you're a betting man -- or woman -- then this might be a logical point of reference when placing your bets on the length of Keys' version of the Anthem.
Perhaps my favorite prop bet entering this year's Super Bowl is "How many time will Jack Harbaugh be shown on TV?"
The long-time football coach and father of John and Jim Harbaugh should but a natural cutaway shot in between downs and coming back from commercial. The over/under for him being shown on television is set at 1.5 times, according to CBS Sports.
This is pretty low, which means the payout for betting the over will not be substantial by any means. However, it would be foolish to think that Jack Harbaugh would be shown less than twice. Before and after the game, he is sure to be shown, and there should be plenty of opportunities in between.
Either way, this should be an exciting game within the game -- counting how many times Jack Harbaugh has his mug shown on the big screen.