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Super Bowl prop bets 2015: Crotch-grabbing Marshawn Lynch and Bill Belichick's hoodie

Prop bets for this year's Super Bowl 49 range from absurd to stupid. This is nothing new.

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The NFL is the all-singing, all-dancing epicenter of the gambler's universe, so naturally there's a stunning range of bets you can make on the Patriots-Seahawks game. Several of them are ridiculous.

The actual line for the game keeps moving, with the Patriots currently the slight favorites in the game. That's hardly unexpected given the strength of these two teams, and to be perfectly frank I'm only minimally confident in my prediction that the Seahawks will win. But again, why talk about the substance of the game when there's much more interesting things to cover?

If you want to throw your money away on trivial things, proposition bets are where your hard-earned and carelessly-thrown dollars should go. For those not familiar, a prop bet is a bet on an event within and surrounding the game, rather than the game itself. I've compiled a short list of some of my favorites, and when I write favorites, I mean the ones that made me quirk a single eyebrow, whistle slowly and shake my head forlornly.

Super Bowl Prop Bets

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How long will it take Idina Menzel to sign the US National Anthem?


2 minutes 1 second

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after scoring a TD in the game?

Yes                              +400     (4/1)

No                                 -600     (1/6)

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - Which Color will Bill Belichick's hoodie be?

Grey                             1/2

Blue                              7/4

Red                              7/1

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - Will Bill Belichick smile during the game on camera?

Yes                              +150     (3/2)

No                                 -200     (1/2)

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - What color will Katy Perry's hair be when she begins the Halftime show?

Black/Brown                    2/1

Pink/Red                       3/1

Blue/Green                     3/1

Blonde                         4/1

Purple                        5/1

SPECIAL (NE vs SEA) - How many viewers will the game have?

Over/Under                               113 Million

Go to Bovada to check out the entire list, which is extensive enough to make me sort of sad about the state of humanity. Gonna plunk down your money on any of these, friends?