Monday, January 26, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII Prop Bet: The Bow Tie

Leading up to the Super Bowl, we'll be taking a look at various proposition bets for the 2009 Super Bowl, Super Bowl 43, Super Bowl XLIII, The Big Game, or whatever you want to call it. You can check out previous prop bet analysis on the upper right sidebar.

Continuining with our theme of looking at prop bets that have nothing to do with the actual game (don't worry we'll get to the Cardinals and Steelers in-game props later this week), we thought we'd take a look at a prop that seems like pretty easy money to us--if you're willing to lay some chalk.

The prop bet is: What color will Bill Bidwell's bow tie be?

Bill Bidwell, the Arizona Cardinals owner, must be seen on camera wearing a bow tie during the game for the wager to count. Your choices are:

Red -600

Any other color +400

Quite simply, we think books will lure a few idiots who figure that there are a gazillion different colors other than red out there, so any other color at +400 is a bargain. That's just not the case.

In all of Bill Bidwell's public appearances--not just Cardinals games--he's famous for his red bow tie. And, as the picture above makes clear, he wore a red bow tie during the NFC Championship game, so why mess with success?

We're not going to go all in-depth on this one, because we think it's fairly certain that Bidwell will be wearing a red bow tie on Super Sunday. If you're willing to lay -600 on this prop, the chances are that it will be money well spent.

Unless, of course, this prop ends in a tie.


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