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Off-kilter Super Bowl odds

The Patriots are favored by three points to beat the Falcons, but there are many other, shall we say, different bets on the Super Bowl.

Below, courtesy of Bovada in Las Vegas, are the odds on some of these so-called prop bets.

To quote the late, great Richie Ashburn, and -- as always -- for entertainment purposes only, bet the home on the word "lacrosse" being said at least once during the broadcast.

-- How long will it take for Luke Bryan to sing the national anthem?

Over/under: 2 minutes 9 seconds.

(Note: From the moment he starts singing until the note “brave” ends for the first time.)

-- What will Luke Bryan be wearing when he starts singing the national anthem?

Blue jeans: 1/2.

Any other pants or shorts: 3/2.

-- Will Luke Bryan be wearing a hat when he appears on screen before singing the national anthem?

Yes: 7/5.

No: 5/9.

-- Will Luke Bryan forget or omit a word from the national anthem?

Yes: 4/1.

No: 1/7.

-- How many times will Trump be said on TV during the broadcast?

Over/under: 1½ times.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime and commercials do not apply.)

-- How many times will “Matty Ice” be said on TV during live broadcast?

Over/under: 2.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime and commercials do not apply.)

-- How many times will Arthur Blank be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over/under: 2.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime or still shots do not apply.)

-- How many times will Robert Kraft be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over/under: 2½.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime or still shots do not apply.)

-- How many times will Gisele Bundchen be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over 1½: 11/10.

Under 1½: 2/3.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime or still shots do not apply.)

-- Will “Houston we have a problem” be said on TV during live broadcast?

Yes: 5/2.

No: 1/4.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime and commercials do not apply.)

-- Will the word “lacrosse” be said on TV during the live broadcast?

Yes: 1/3.

No: 2/1.

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, live broadcast only; halftime and commercials do not apply.)

-- If the Patriots win, will Brady, Belichick or Kraft be seen shaking Roger Goodell’s hand on TV?

Yes: 5/9.

No: 7/5.

-- Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first?

God: 2/1.

Team/teammates: 2/1.

Coach: 9/1.

Family: 9/1.

Owner: 9/1.

Donald Trump: 20/1.

Does not mention anyone above: 5/2.

-- What color will Lady Gaga’s hair be when she takes the stage for the halftime show?

Blonde: 1/4.

Any other color: 5/2.

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