There were a lot of bizarre spectacles this weekend, but they all fell into three basic categories: Good Weekend: Eli Manning, Chevy, Mitt Romney Bad Weekend: Ferris Bueller, Massholes, Bill Belichick’s sweatshirt Weird Weekend: Tightrope dancer bouncing on testicles in Madonna’s halftime show
As gentlemen, we would never bet on the outcome of a sporting event. Luckily, we don’t have to.
Come Sunday, we’ll be betting on the outcome of the national anthem, the halftime show and the ceremonial pouring of the Gatorade. They’re part of a slew of online prop bets that have popped up in anticipation of the Super Bowl. And to guide you through the thicket of wagers, we’ve collected seven of our favorites, along with expert analysis of each one.
It’s time to bet the mortgage. There’s absolutely nothing that could go wrong.
We can say with relative certainty that four men had a rougher weekend than you: Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams single-handedly lost NFL divisional playoff games for their respective teams, Mitt Romney coughed up a double-digit lead to lose in South Carolina (and, retroactively, in Iowa), and Italy’s least favorite cruise captain Francesco Schettino was charged with yet another count of manslaughter as the 14th passenger’s body was discovered off the coast of Giglio.