Super Bowl XLVIII prop bets: Knowshon Moreno not seen crying during national anthem

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One of the silliest prop bets heading into Super Bowl XLVIII is/was whether or not Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno would cry during the national anthem. Well, said anthem has now wrapped up and Moreno was not seen crying.

The prop bet was created after Moreno was seen crying pretty significantly on the sideline of a game earlier in the season. Moreno was crying during the national anthem prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was unclear exactly why Moreno was crying (he later said he just gets emotional), but the cameras got a good bit of the action, and of course, SB Nation posted on it back when it happened.

Somewhat self-referential in its own silliness, the lines heavily favored the "no" option. Betting on "no" carried a line of -700 for much of the lead-up to the game, while a bet on yes was +400. Obviously, it now seems like there was free money on the table for the "no" option, but the margins weren't exactly stellar.

For old time's sake, here's the original GIF of Moreno bawling, via Bubbaprog:

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