By Shauny the Greek
Once again, the New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl, again, this time facing the Rams in a repeat of Super Bowl XXXVI. This time, the Rams are in Los Angeles for the first times since the franchise moved to St. Louis after the National Football League 1994 season.
The Rams won the 1945 NFL Championship Game when the team called Cleveland home and Super Bowl XXXIV when the team was in St. Louis, but has never brought a championship to the City of Angels.
Like a lot of you out there, The High Note is looking forward to the hitmakers on stage as the playmakers on the field. This is a music website, after all, and we’re here to lay out Shauny the Greek’s picks for Super Bowl prop bets. Odds provided by Oddshark
National Anthem – Gladys Knight
How long will it take Gladys Knight to sing U.S. National Anthem?
Over 1:47 -160
Under 1:47 +120
According to CBS Sports, the anthem has been sung in over one minute and 45 seconds in each of the last six Super Bowls and only two artists have sung the anthem in less than 1:45 since 2006. But Gladys Knight is on her home turf of Atlanta, Georgia so I think she will soak up the spotlight – I’m going with the bookmakers and picking the over.
Will Gladys Knight be wearing a skirt, dress or gown to sing the U.S. National Anthem?
Sure, the Super Bowl is a formal affair, but it’s not that formal. Also, Gladys Knight is a classy lady. Recent photos of her performing show her in a dress, so I’m putting my money on the yes bet.
Will Gladys Knight forget or omit a word from the National Anthem?
On the big stage, with the jets and fireworks flying overhead, do you think Gladys Knight will freeze under the pressure? I don’t. I’m also fairly certain that she already knows the words and will practice. I’m betting no.
Will any scoring drive take less time than it takes Gladys Knight to sing the National Anthem?
This is a close one but I’m definitely going with Yes on this one. Tom Brady is going to bring his rocket arm to the game and I wouldn’t doubt the Rams quick-passing to break up the Patriots defense.
Halftime Show – Marron 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi
How Many Songs Will Be Played During the Halftime Show?
Over 7.5 -120
Under 7.5 -120
There is a lot of chatter about guest appearances during the Halftime Show. My sources are telling me that a big name is expected to hit the stage in addition Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi. I’m taking the over because I think there will be eight songs total.
What will be the first song performed by Maroon 5?
“One More Night” +300
“Makes Me Wonder” +500
“Girls Like You” +600
“Moves Like Jagger” +600
“Don’t Wanna Know” +700
“She Will Be Loved” +1500
“This Love” +1500
“Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B. is Maroon 5’s most recent chart-topping hit. “Moves Like Jagger” sounds so good but my sources tell me that “Payphone” is the smart money.
What Will be the predominant color of Adam Levine’s top at the start of the Halftime Show?
Any Other Color +150
Adam Levine is a flashy guy. I like the “predominant” color because you know there is going to be glitter in there. The bookmakers like black but I’m going with any other color on this one. My sources are telling me he’s thinking about green or teal.
Will Adam Levine be wearing a hat at the start of the Halftime Show?
The weather forecast is calling for 60 degrees and scattered rain showers on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, so I don’t think he’s going to be wearing a beanie. I also don’t think he will rock a fedora or any kind of hat. I’m going with the bookmakers on this one and betting no.
Will Big Boi and Adam Levine perform “Mic Jack” during the Halftime Show?
From Big Boi’s 2017 album “ Boomiverse,” Levine is a feature on the track “Mic Jack.” With lyrics like:
“Stayin’ fresh that’s the gameplan
Out the oven ’cause we never microwavin’
We break it up like the smile of Michael Strahan
And keep shinin’ like the glove on Michael J hand”
you would think that the track would be a perfect fit. It very well may the perfect intro for Big Boi on the stage. But I’m going against the bookmakers and betting no on this one.
Will Christina Aguilera Make an Appearance During the Halftime Show?
Why this is the bet instead of Andre 3000 making an Outkast reunion appearance is beyond me. But, considering Big Boi was the special guest on Aguilera’s Liberation Tour, which recently wrapped up, makes it more interesting. However, without a major connection to Atlanta, I’m going with the bookmakers and bet no.
Will Maroon 5 play “Sweet Victory” as a Spongebob Squarepants tribute.
Fans have petitioned and the band has hinted at paying tribute to everyone’s favorite character who lives in a pineapple under the sea. It definitely seems like it would be a smart move for Maroon 5 to play the same song played during the halftime show of The Bubble Bowl in an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” so I’m going with the oddsmakers on this one.
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Be safe and have fun!