Prop bets! We're a day away from the 2014 Super Bowl, but it's not too late to get in on some betting action. If you'd like, you can bet on the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks straight-up. You can bet on the score, who will throw for the most yards, who will score the first touchdown and all kinds of boring things like that.
Or you can delve into the dark world of prop bets. We've been taking a look at many of them, and today, we'll focus on one that seems ripe for the betting. Courtesy of Bovada, the language used for this prop bet is "How many times will 'Beast Mode' be said during the game?"
For this bet, the over/under is set at two times, with both being a -120 bet. Obviously, there's not insane margins to be had here, but focusing on the number of times is key. "Beast Mode" refers to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch when he's on his game. Like the "12th Man," it's said a lot when the Seahawks play.
It's hard to imagine a scenario in which the commentary team doesn't say it at least three times. As per the rules of the bet, it has to be between kick off and final whistle, and cannot be from taped pictures or past video, nor can it be said during half time. But it still seems pretty likely, wouldn't you say?
Perhaps Lynch is having a great game -- they'll say it. Maybe he's having a bad game ... can't you just hear them saying, "Now we wonder when Beast Mode is going to show up!"? That's how commentating works: you say stupid things because people recognize those stupid things and either stupidly identify with them or equally stupidly take to Twitter and point out how stupid it was.
The best case scenario for all of this? Making some money. Go for it.