2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) Prop Bet: The Jerry Jones Camera Shots


Leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, we'll be taking a look at Super Bowl proposition betting, or more specifically, the fun or funny Super Bowl 45 (XLV) prop bets that you hear so much about. That includes props on the Super Bowl coin toss, Super Bowl halftime show, Super Bowl National Anthem, Super Bowl postgame Gatorade Shower dump and much more. Follow along on the Super Bowl sidebar to the right!

As we continue to bring you the best 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) Prop Bet analysis on the web, we're reminded that all of our prop bets will be taking place in Cowboys stadium--aka the House that Jerry built.

The stadium is so massive that it is actually a big part of the storyline in this year's Super Bowl, and as such Jerry Jones has been all over the news promoting an even (the Super Bowl, duh) that doesn't need promoting.

So when game time actually arrives, will Jerry Jones continue to be plastered all over the TV?

Let's take a look at this prop bet involving Cowboys owner Jerry Jones:

How Many Times will FOX show Jerry Jones on TV during the Game?
Wager is on the number of times Jerry Jones will appear on TV during the Game (from kick off until final whistle). Live pictures only, Any Taped Pictures or Past Video does not count towards wager.
Over 2.5 (-135)
Under 2.5 (-105)

Like the prop bet involving Brett Favre being mentioned, this prop bet feasts on the casual football fans who have been hearing about Jerry Jones all week on CNN, or whatever channel casual football fans usually have turned on (weather?). And much like the Favre prop, we think that this will all end on Super Sunday--or at least from the kickoff until the final whistle, as the prop requires.

Jerry Jones might get a shot or two of TV time, but the story no longer becomes about him during game day. Many of these enticing prop bets become obsolete during the 4 hours or so that a game/halftime performance actually occurs. And, again like the Favre prop, so many public bettors pound the over on these bets that you can actually get better odds on the right play--the under.

A Jerry Jones sighting seems likely, but we wouldn't even bet to see him once during the game. When the media is no longer desperate for stories as they are for the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl (team photos, really?), all the backstories disappear--as well Jerry Jones when the television cameras come around.

UNDER 2.5 is the play, despite what the public action might say.

We're going to kick things into overdrive in the next couple days, with several 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) Prop Bets per day instead of our usual one or two. It's the Super Bowl, and as we mentioned, that means quantity over quality winning out in pre-game stories.