Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Super Bowl XLVI (46) Prop Bet: The Peyton Manning Sightings

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 ridiculous 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!

We've spoken out against these sorts of props that ask how many times a particular figure will be shown during the game, but this one comes with a twist: the popular long-time quarterback of the franchise hosting the Super Bowl who also happens to be brothers with one of the quarterbacks playing in the game.

Your Peyton Manning Prop Bet reads:

How many times will Peyton Manning be shown on TV during the game?
Over 3 1/2 -130
Under 3 1/2 -110

Like we said, he's family. And there is a lot of interest in his particular family, Peyton's own health notwithstanding. Check out this clip from the final drive of Super Bowl XLII (42) by Eli and the Giants. Peyton is shown three times in the last two minutes of the game alone.

Be aware, though, that one such sighting was a replay of Peyton's reaction to the touchdown, which does not count if it is not shown live. That could be key.

If Eli Manning storms the Giants downfield on a game-winning drive, we might be in some serious jeopardy. But if the Patriots win the game handedly, Peyton might struggle to get airtime.

We're going to stick with our theory that the game will supersede all other storylines and go with the under here, just because 3 1/2 seems a little too high, especially if the Giants don't win this game.

Then again, this could be the last chance we have to see Peyton in his home stadium, which makes us more sad than losing this prop ever could.

Scratch that. We just bet way too much money on this prop.