Never is there another day so in tune with the philosophy of 'gambling makes everything better.' People bet on everything for the Super Bowl - the traditional bets are there as well as MVP, player prop bets, team prop bets, commercial bets, halftime bets, coin toss bets, anything you want.
Side note on the halftime show - Isn't it kind of funny that the Super Bowl is on CBS and The Who will be playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show? The Who also happens to be the band that sings the theme song to all three CSI shows, CBS's cash cow. The Super Bowl is also in Miami, the home of the most annoying of the CSI shows. Even though I like the Who I'm hoping CBS goes really overboard with some sort of cross-promotion involving David Caruso being on the pre-game and post-game shows, and dancing at center stage for the entire halftime set.
You want to make six bets specific to Donald Brown? Not a problem, sports books have you covered. Who scores first? How many yards each player accounts for? Completion percentages? How many tackles certain players get? Yep, it's all there, ready to make you rich, or more likely, take your money. Unless you bet the over on four camera shots of Archie Manning, because there's no way CBS doesn't show him at least eight times.
I'm not going to break down each prop bet for you, but I will look quickly at the MVP odds. They span from Peyton Manning at 4:7 all the way to Matt Stover and Garrett Hartley both at 75:1. Let me save you some time, all three are bad bets. A better bet would be Reggie Wayne at 10:1 or Dallas Clark at 12:1 or Marques Colston at 12:1. (But back to the Manning odds for a second, the sports books apparently think it's more likely that he will win MVP than it is that the Colts will win the game.) If you think a defensive player is going to win MVP, it might be worth your money to bet on all of them. The worst payout for any D player is Darren Sharper at 28:1.
Despite all this information, it's very hard to look past the fact that the Colts are the best team in the NFL. I don't think the Saints will be able to pull it out in the end, but they will be close enough to cover.
Colts 34, Saints 31