Sean Green hosts the Sports Gambling Podcast and is our expert on losing money.
The Super Bowl is the greatest day to be an American. It has everything a guy could want: Super hot chicks in hilarious commercials, swimming pools of guacamole and seven-layer dip, coolers jammed with ice-cold beer... and a ton of crazy Super Bowl prop bets. Here are my lead pipe locks.
Alicia Keys National Anthem - Over / Under (2:15)
Alicia Keys recently told MTV News that she'd do a unique version of the National Anthem, which has the bookmakers setting the line very high. Christina Aguilera, who isn't afraid to belt one out, clocked in at 1:53 last year. This leads me into taking UNDER 2:15.
The coin toss is a perfect time to scare everyone at your Super Bowl party by yelling, "Sit down! Shut up! This is important!" Tails always fails, or at least it has for the past four Super Bowls. Give me HEADS for a fifth year in a row.
Color Of Gatorade Dumped On The Coach
NFL players are notoriously superstitious, and won't jinx themselves by testing out a new Gatorade flavor. If you like the 49ers, go with Yellow (5/2), but if you like the Ravens, take Clear/Water (7/4).
Number Of Times Ray Lewis Mentions The Lord
Ray Lewis made a remarkable recovery from his torn triceps to play in this year's Super Bowl. He credits the speedy recovery to his faith, not the performance-enhancing deer antler spray that he allegedly tried to obtain. The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but Ray Lewis's ways are predictable, so give me OVER 3 mentions.
Mentions Of Harbaugh Bowl - Over / Under 2.5
Of course, this will go OVER 2.5, and it also makes for a nice Super Bowl Party drinking game. Get drunk and remind your father what failures you both are compared to the Harbaugh family.
As For The Game...
Over 47.5 (-110) - Everyone is talking defense, fade the public!
Joe Flacco WILL throw an INT (-120) - Hasn't thrown one all playoffs; he's due.
First scoring playing 49ers RUSH TD (+450) - Too many weapons on the ground.
San Francisco -3.5 - Kaepernick will prove to be too much.
Final Score: 49ers 28 - Ravens 20