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As Super Bowl 58 approaches, a surprising trend is emerging among American audiences. According to a recent survey, a significant portion of viewers are more enthused about the elements surrounding the game than the actual football being played. With 40% of Americans looking forward to attending or hosting Super Bowl parties, the focus seems to be shifting from the gridiron to the grill and beyond. Interestingly, the majority of respondents anticipate watching less than 30 minutes of the game itself, and 9% might not even know which teams are competing until game day.
But what's drawing everyone's attention if not the clash of football titans? The survey highlights four main attractions:
The halftime show, with a whopping 55% of respondents looking forward to the performance.
The iconic commercials, drawing the interest of 45% of those surveyed.
The array of drinks available at parties, enticing 40% of viewers.
The delicious snacks, which 29% of people are most excited about.
Amidst this backdrop of festive priorities, the Super Bowl remains a prime occasion for engaging in one of the most entertaining aspects of sports culture: prop betting. Prop bets, short for proposition bets, add a layer of excitement to the game by allowing viewers to wager on specific occurrences beyond the final score. These bets can range from player performances to whimsical guesses about the event's minutiae.
Early Prop Bets for Super Bowl 58
For those looking to add an extra dimension to their Super Bowl festivities, here's a list of intriguing pregame and postgame prop bets already making rounds:
Length of the National Anthem: This year, performed by the iconic Reba McEntire, will the anthem stretch beyond the traditional two-minute mark?
Coin Toss Predictions: Will a team call the coin toss correctly, and can they convert this initial win into a game victory?
Game Outcome Based on Coin Toss: Is there a correlation between winning the coin toss and winning the game?
Halftime Show Length in Songs: With speculations about the setlist, how many songs will be performed during the halftime show?
Taylor Swift Sightings: A specific for Swifties and pop culture aficionados, how many times will Taylor Swift be shown on TV during the broadcast?