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Super Bowl bets include Gatorade color

Jan. 29, 2009 at 7:03 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A betting Web site said gambling on the upcoming Super Bowl features unusual categories, including the color of Gatorade to be poured on the winning coach.

Richard Gardner, manager of Bodog Sportsbook, said betting on the Feb. 1 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Fla., includes categories such as the number of active NFL players arrested during Super Bowl week and the number of planes involved in the pre-game flyover, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday.

"There are people out there who take it that seriously," Gardner said of the unusual betting categories.

"We get about eight guys in a room and think about the story lines of the game," Gardner said. "We want to make it interesting. We make sure players have something to bet before the game even starts."

Other Super Bowl-related bets offered by Bodog include the number of times TV announcers Al Michaels and John Madden call Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger by his nickname "Big Ben," the length of the national anthem and the order of the songs performed by Bruce Springsteen at halftime.

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