DAILY DIRT: Taylor Swift prop bets dominating much of Super Bowl-related wagering

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Daily Dirt for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Who will see more on TV Sunday, Taylor Swift or Patrick Mahomes’ wife, Brittany? … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 860 of The Daily Dirt.

1. Sure, there’s a big football game Sunday, but there’s also the much-anticipated side action involving Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.

The Super Bowl-related prop bets surrounding Swift are as entertaining as they are plentiful. A prop (or proposition) bet is a type of side wager on parts of a game or event that may have nothing to do with the final outcome. According to Legal Sports Bet, there will $1.3 billion wagered on the Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl and 68 million Americans — that’s about one in four — will place some sort of a bet.In addition, there’s plenty of action already — and much more anticipated — regarded Swift and Kelce. Here’s a sampling of such wagers, according to variety.com (Odds with a plus sign (+) are the less probable outcome, with the number indicating payout for a $100 bet; odds with a negative sign (-) are more likely and indicate the wager amount needed to win $100):

Will Travis Kelce propose to Taylor Swift on field after the game? (Yes +1060; No -3000/FanDuel Canada)

Will Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift announce their first pregnancy at the Super Bowl? (Yes, +850/BetUs)

Will Taylor Swift be seen crying if Kansas City Chiefs lose Super Bowl LVIII? (Yes, +600/BetUS)

How many times will Taylor Swift be shown on camera during the CBS Super Bowl telecast? (Over 5.5 times, -140; Less than 5.5 times, even/BetUS)

Will Taylor Swift be seen mouthing a curse word during the CBS Super Bowl telecast? (Yes, +300/BetUS)

Will Taylor Swift’s navel be shown on CBS? (Yes, +800; No, -2500/BetOnline)

Taylor Swift lipstick color at Super Bowl LVIII? (Red, -1800; Any other color, +700/BetUS)

Which will have more diamond carats? (Taylor Swift engagement ring, -10,000; Chiefs Super Bowl ring, +1400/BetOnline)

2. Here are 20 of the oldest rock stars still actively touring and recording, plus my personal favorite songs of each of those artists:

  • — Franki Valli, 89 (“Who Loves You”)
  • — Ringo Starr, 83 (“Photograph”)
  • — Tom Jones, 83 (“Delilah”)
  • — Dionne Warwick, 83 (“This Girl’s In Love With You”)
  • — Smokey Robinson, 83 (“Being With You”)
  • — Bob Dylan, 82 (“Rainy Day Women”)
  • — Paul Simon, 82 (“Mother And Child Reunion”)
  • — Paul McCartney, 81 (“Live And Let Die”)
  • — Keith Richards, 80 (“Mixed Emotions, with the Stones”)
  • — Mick Jagger, 80 (“Mixed Emotions, with the Stones”)
  • — Diana Ross, 79 (“You Can’t Hurry Love,” with the Supremes)
  • — Rod Stewart, 79 (Anything he has ever recorded)
  • — Roger Daltrey, 79 (“Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
  • — Neil Young, 78 (“Heart of Gold”)
  • — Debbie Harry, 78 (“The Tide is High,” with Blondie)
  • — Eric Clapton, 78 (“Wonderful Tonight”)
  • — Pete Townshend, 78 (“Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
  • — Barry Gibb, 77 (“Words,” with the Bee Gees)
  • — Cher, 77 (“I Found Someone”)
  • — Elton John, 76 (“Your Song”)

3. Four NCAA Division I football programs have averaged 10-plus victories per season over the past 25 years. Any of the following surprise you?

Boise State: Last losing record came in 1997.

Georgia: The Bulldogs’ worst record during this run was 6-7 in 2010. Ironically, Georgia had a four-year stretch right before this 25-year period started in which it won just 22 games.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes also had a 6-7 finish, one year later in 2011. OSU has had two losing records since 1965.

Oklahoma: Much like Georgia, just before this recent 25-year period began, the Sooners won just 23 games over a five-year span.

Steve Thought O’ The Day — I wonder what college football team Taylor Swift roots for?

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. He’s just trolling the anti-Swifties at this point.

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