Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday edition: Anyone can pick a winner! How about these prop bets ...



While there are hundreds of prop bets (exotic wagers that include everything except just picking a game winner) for the New York Giants-New England Patriots Super Bowl, how about some political prop bets for the 2012 presidential election?

For the most part the wagers available for the 2012 presidential election race are plain vanilla in nature that will offer you odds for who will win the Republican nomination and then who will win the general election in November.

What if you need more? So many potential political prop bets, so little time!

So to make it more interesting as the saying goes, there are an enormous number of potential political prop betting categories that can be created, particularly in this election cycle where you have the Republican candidates attempting to tear each other to shreds and the sheer gusto with which Barack Obama is hitting the campaign and fundraising trail.

These bets can be created from simply watching the candidates in action or by using other sources such as the Barack's Bullshit Bingo game. The choices below are but a few of the many.

Caveat: Remember as always, bet with your head and not over it and that the only locks are on doors.

Some 2012 presidential election cycle prop bets!
  • Like the length of time component for the singing of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, the over/under for the length of time for any Barack Obama speech (excluding the State of the Union Address): 17.5 minutes;
  • Over/Under "Rich need to pay their fair share": 4
  • Over/Under the number of times President Obama uses the words "I" and "me" in an average length speech: 61
  • Over/Under the number of times the word "folks" will be used in an average length Obama speech: 8
  • The name of the most obscure political prop asked to be present at an Obama State of the Union Address (i.e. this year the answer was Warren Buffett's secretary but the hope is that next year this prop bet will have been retired):___________
  • Over/Under on the number of times in any stump speech that Newt Gingrich calls Mitt Romney a Massachusetts liberal or moderate: 5
  • Over/Under for the number of campaign events that Barack Obama will attend until the November presidential election (campaign events that are presented as presidential business will count towards the total): 145
  • Over/Under the number of times that Dick Morris will appear on the Sean Hannity Show through the November presidential election (radio and T.V. combined): 27
  • Over/Under the date Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney concedes the nomination to the other: April 1st
  • Leave any other 2012 presidential election prop bet ideas in the comments below.
2012 Super Bowl prop bets!

Now on to the business at hand! Below are but a small sampling of the potential Super Bowl prop bets with a more complete list at the website Bovada.

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Source: Bovada



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