Morning Briefing: The most popular Super Bowl prop bets are....

Morning Briefing: The most popular Super Bowl prop bets are....
Would you bet on heads or tails? (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)

With the Super Bowl just two days away, it’s time to look at what everyone is most concerned about: What are the most popular Super Bowl prop bets? Prop bets are those odd little bets you can make, like “What color drink will be poured over the winning coach?” or “Do you wish the Super Bowl was over so we can all move on to more important things, like baseball?”

OK, that last one wasn’t really a bet, more of a plea from some folks.


Anyway, here are the most popular Super Bowl prop bets as of Thursday morning, as provided by BetOnline.

Odds to win MVP

Tom Brady, 25% of the handle

Jared Goff, 18%

Todd Gurley, 10%

Sony Michel, 7%

Aaron Donald, 3%

Tom Brady passing yards

Over 301.5 65% of the handle

Under 301.5 35% of the handle

Jared Goff passing yards

Over 289.5 87% of the handle

Under 289.5 13% of the handle

Rob Gronkowski total receiving yards


Over 53.5 78% of the handle

Under 53.5 22% of the handle

Longest made field goal

Over 48 70% of the handle

Under 48 30% of the handle

Coin toss

Heads 57% of the handle

Tails 43% of the handle

Length of the national anthem

Over 1 minute 50 seconds 52% of the handle

Under 1 minute 50 seconds 48% of the handle

How many times will Giselle Bundchen be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over 1.5 62% of the handle

Under 1.5 38% of the handle

Will Adam Levine be wearing a hat at start of his performance?

Yes 51% of the handle

No 49% of the handle

I’ll take potent potables for $200, Alex

Speaking of the Super Bowl, if you are in the Boston area (and our condolences to you if you are) and are thirsty, there’s a new beer you can try.

Brewing company Sam Adams has released a beer in honor of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The beer is called Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here, which is also a saying the Patriots have been using to motivate the team during the playoffs.

The label features a goat holding a football.

Sadly, the beer comes out very flat, because to truly honor Brady, the pressure from the CO2 is seriously underinflated. It’s possible I made up that last part up.

Who is going to win?

We asked you to vote in our poll on who would win the big game, and here are the results after 10,045 votes:

Rams, 64.98%

Patriots, 35.02%

Stay in your lane

Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin is now the coach of Florida Atlantic, and after a disappointing 5-7 finish the first season, he won’t let a little thing like a baby get in his way of recruiting players.

On Wednesday, the football coach of Lake Weir High in Florida sent out a photo on Twitter of Kiffin visiting one of his players at a hospital maternity ward.

The tweet says, “Love him or hate him @Lane_Kiffin came to the maternity ward to see one of his recruits who just had a baby and talked to him about real life stuff. Not football. Coach Kiffin is a genuine guy and we appreciated having him around today!”

Wait, you don’t think Kiffin was there to recruit the baby, do you?