Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) Prop Bet: Online Streaming


Leading up to the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, we'll be taking a look at Super Bowl proposition betting, or more specifically, the fun or crazy Super Bowl 46 (XLVI) prop bets that you hear so much about. That includes props on the Super Bowl coin toss, Super Bowl halftime show (Madonna), the Super Bowl National Anthem (Kelly Clarkson), the Super Bowl Gatorade Shower dump and much more. Follow along on the Super Bowl sidebar to the right and follow us on twitter @stocklemonblog!

No, we're not just posting about this in hopes of attracting the internet savvy who are looking to stream the Super Bowl online. Quite the contrary, in fact, as that can be done legally this year for the first time ever, with the NFL.com's online stream of 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46).

Just as the NFL and NBC do for the Sunday Night Football contests (and this year's Pro Bowl), fans watch the Super Bowl in a more interactive environment, choosing different camera angles and participating in online polls and chats.

Which leads us to the birth of this prop:

How many viewers will stream the Super Bowl online?
Over 1.5 million -120
Under 1.5 million -120

Those aforementioned Sunday Night Contests typically average about 200,000-300,000 viewers per contest. Is it too much to ask for five times that many people to stream the game on Super Sunday?

We say no. Keep in mind that Sunday Night number included such great matchups as Saints/Colts, Bears/Vikings and Steelers/Chiefs. Only the diehards tuned into the live stream to add to the broadcast on NBC.

This year, for those who either (gasp!) have to work during the Super Bowl, or for those who simply would like to add an extra element to their Super Bowl viewing party (for one), we think the number of streamers is well over the 2 million mark.

The best part of this prop is it is one of the few that you can control to some very minimal degree. It's similar to the "How many average viewers will the game have" prop, except that the target number is 1.5 million rather than 117 million.

So do your part. Stream the Super Bowl online, tell your friends to stream it online, tell the message boards to stream it online--and if they need a reason, just tell them to bet OVER 1.5 Million on this prop bet and they'll see a nice little financial windfall.

Power of the Internet and degenerate gamblers, we summon you!

Our steady stream of 2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) prop bet analysis will continue throughout the week leading up to the Big Game. Check back daily for analysis of multiple props each and every day.