If you want to have some real fun, don't just bet on the Super Bowl, bet on something more exotic about the game. A whole betting industry has sprung up in recent years over Super Bowl prop bets. These are bets you can make about the game within the game. Some examples available on various online gambling websites:
What will the first score of the game be?
You can select from touchdown, field goal or safety
Last year, for the first time, the game began with a safety, which cost oddsmakers over $100,000, according to the Associated Press.
How long will it take Idina Menzel to sing the national anthem before the game?
Over/under: 2 minutes, 1 second
Which color will Bill Belichick's hoodie be?
You can choose from gray, blue or red, with gray the favorite and red the longshot.
How many times will Katy Perry be mentioned in the first half?
The over/under for this is 1 1/2.
How many times will "deflated balls" be said during the game?
Over/under is three.
How many viewers will the game have?
The over/under is 113 million. Last year's game had 111 million viewers.
What color will the liquid be that is dumped on the coach near the end of the game?
In order of favorite to least favorite: Orange, yellow, clear, blue, red, green.
How many people made it all the way to the end of this post about Super Bowl prop bets?
Here's guessing the over/under would be really low.