As I sit here on Sunday morning, the clock is ticking toward kick off for tonight’s Super Bowl, and gambling sites online are melting under the traffic load they are seeing today. Â The Super Bowl, which used to be just a game 45 years ago, has become a can’t miss event for advertisers andÂ ridiculousÂ half time shows. Â In the last 10 years as we have quadrupled the number of people online, we no longer have to call our bookies, we just go to our browsers.
Each year the types of things you can bet on get funnier. Â Many years ago you could wager on the coin flip, then a few years ago sports books added the color of the gatorade that would be dumped on the coach. Â This year brings us the opportunity to bet on how long Christina Aguilera will sing the Star Spangled Banner and who the winning coach will thank first in his game winning speech.
So while most get settled in to watch the kickoff realize that someone has already won or loss money on the coin toss, how long Christina Aguilera held the note on the word “brave.” Â Happy gambling day America, now how much do you want to bet I overeat tonight?