One of the most popular props for Super Bowl XLIX and toughest to judge involved Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who did not grab his crotch when he scored his team’s first touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second quarter.
While some reported that Lynch did grab his crotch, with YES closing at +250 (bet $100 to win $250), the television coverage did not show a clear view of it after he scored, prompting sportsbooks to grade it as a NO at -400 (bet $400 to win $100).
However, bettors will never know if he might have grabbed his crotch had he scored the game-winning TD from the 1-yard line with one more carry at the end of the game.
The Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 in one of the most thrilling NFL games of all time, but they did win the coin toss when the Patriots called heads.
The NFC team won the coin toss for the 16th time in 18 years with the coin landing tails for just the third time in nine years. The coin toss Sportsbook had won four of the previous five Super Bowls.
New England cleaned up on many more Super Bowl props in addition to winning the first pick’em Super Bowl ever, including head coach Bill Belichick being mentioned first by name (-160) and shown first on TV after kickoff (-150) before Seattle’s Pete Carroll.
Belichick bettors also won by wagering that he would wear a blue hoodie (+100) with sleeves intact (+150), and that he would not smile on camera during the game (-170).
Here are some of the top Super Bowl XLIX exotic prop wager results at Sportsbook . . .
How long will it take Idina Menzel to sing the US National Anthem? Over 2 minutes 1 second -140 - Sportsbook Under 2 minutes 1 second EVEN
Will Idina Menzel forget or omit at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem? Yes +500 No -800 - Sportsbook
Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after scoring a TD in the game? Yes +250 No -400 - Sportsbook
Which Coach will be mentioned first by name on TV after Kickoff? Pete Carroll +120 Bill Belichick -160 - Sportsbook
Which Coach will be shown first on TV after Kickoff? Pete Carroll +110 Bill Belichick -150 - Sportsbook
What Color will Bill Belichick's hoodie be? Grey 5/6 Blue 1/1 - Sportsbook Red 15/2
Will Bill Belichick smile during the game on camera? Yes +130 No -170 - Sportsbook
Bill Belichick Hoodie Type? Sleeves cut -200 Sleeves intact +150 - Sportsbook
How many times will Katy Perry be mentioned in the 1st Half? Over 2 (-150) Under 2 (+110) - Sportsbook
Which song will Katy Perry perform first at Halftime? Firework 5/2 Roar 5/4 - Sportsbook This Is How We Do 5/1 Dark Horse 5/2 E.T. 20/1 Wide Awake 20/1 Waking Up In Vegas 20/1 Last Friday Night 16/1
What will Katy Perry be wearing when she begins the Halftime show? Pants (below knees) 9/2 Shorts (above knees) 5/2 Skirt or Dress 1/3 - Sportsbook
What color will Katy Perry's hair be when she begins the Halftime show? Pink/Red 7/2 Blue/Green 7/2 Black/Brown 2/1 - Sportsbook Purple 3/1 Blonde 5/1
How many times will Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during the game? Over 1½ (+150) Under 1½ (-200) - Sportsbook
Who will be shown more on TV during the game? Robert Kraft -400 - Sportsbook Paul Allen +300
Will Al Michaels refer to the point spread, total, odds on who wins game or any prop bet during thre game? Yes -140 - Sportsbook No EVEN
Will it be mentioned during the game that Pete Carroll was the last head coach of the Patriots? Yes -300 No +200 - Sportsbook
How many times will "Deflated" Balls be said during the game? Over 3 (-130) Under 3 (-110) - Sportsbook
Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his interview? Teammates 8/5 - Sportsbook Coach 15/1 Family 7/1 God 2/1 Owner 12/1 Fans/City 6/1 Does not mention any of the above 7/2
What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team? Orange 3/2 Yellow 5/2 Green 12/1 Red 15/2 Blue 5/1 - Sportsbook Clear/Water 7/2
What will be higher? Russell Wilson Passing Yards -17½ (-125) 247 - Sportsbook US National Average Gas Price (in cents) on Monday, February 2nd +17½ (-105) 206
Groundhog Day Parlay Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow and Patriots win the Super Bowl 11/5 - Sportsbook Punxsutawney Phil does not see shadow and Patriots win the Super Bowl 11/4 Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow and Seahawks win the Super Bowl 9/4 Punxsutawney Phil does not see shadow and Seahawks win the Super Bowl 11/4