Super Bowl XLVII figures to have all of the makings of a classic. The story lines surrounding the big game are ready to take center stage and be the talk of the game for the next week. From Colin Kaepernick's emergence as a star in just his second year, to the bro-off between Jim and John Harbaugh, there is no shortage intriguing aspects to follow.
And then there's the whole gambling aspect, which, as much as the NFL doesn't like to admit it, drives much of the game's popularity. With that in mind, there are plenty of prop bets to get excited about. Some, as one might imagine, are quite strange.
But they're still a lot of fun:
(From the good folks over at Odds Shark)
Will either Jack or Jackie Harbaugh be shown on TV wearing any clothing that has either a SF or BAL logo on it during the game?
Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)
How many times will Jack Harbaugh be shown on TV during the game?
Over 1.5 (-140) (5/7)
Under 1.5 (EVEN) (1/1)
How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game?
Over/Under 2 ½
Who will be shown first during the game?
Jim Harbaugh 1/1
John Harbaugh 1/1
Split screen shot of both 4/1
How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim & John Harbaugh?
Over/Under 7.5 seconds
Who will be mentioned more by full name during the game?
Jim Harbaugh -120
John Harbaugh -120
How many times will Harbaugh be said during the game?
Over/Under 20 ½
How many times will Jay-Z be shown on TV during the game?
SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS - Will any Baltimore or San Francisco Player on active roster be arrested before Super Bowl XLVII?
Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?
What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?
Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the game thank first?
Does Not Thank Anyone 9/4
What will the TV Rating be for the Super Bowl?
How many average viewers will the game have?
Over/Under 111 million viewers
Which region will have the higher local TV Rating?
Baltimore -150 (2/3)
San Francisco +110 (11/10)
What will happen with the Dow Jones Industrial Average the day after the Super Bowl?
Market Up -140 (5/7)
Market Down EVEN (1/1)
What will be the highest tweet per second during the Super Bowl?