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Super Bowl XLVIII prop bets

What will be Peyton Manning's legacy after Super Bowl XLVIII? We don't know. We're too busy trying to figure out if opera singer Renee Fleming is used to cold weather and how many gold medals the U.S. is likely to bring home from Sochi. This information would be handy when trying to correctly predict some of the questions posed by Bovada as part of their Super Bowl prop bets. We've collected a sampling of actual bets below. Vote and see how the nation is feeling about the likelihood of 51-year-old Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis going topless in front of 100 million viewers.

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  • What will be the temperature at kickoff?

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      40%
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      60%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,924)

  • Will Richard Sherman receive a pass interference penalty in the game?

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      74%
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      26%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,997)

  • Will Wes Welker drop a pass in the game?

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      78%
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      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,469)

  • Which will be higher?

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      57%
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      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,080)

  • Will Renee Fleming be wearing gloves when she starts singing the national anthem?

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      88%
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      12%

    Discuss (Total votes: 23,796)

  • Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the national anthem?

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      59%
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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 24,700)

  • How many times will "Beast Mode" be said during the game?

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      14%
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      86%

    Discuss (Total votes: 24,684)

  • Which region will have the higher local TV rating?

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      37%
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      63%

    Discuss (Total votes: 24,923)

  • What will Bruno Mars be wearing on his head at the start of his halftime show?

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      53%
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      25%
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      7%
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      15%

    Discuss (Total votes: 23,286)

  • Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their halftime performance?

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      66%
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      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 23,958)

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Derrick Coleman AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonDerrick Coleman has helped the Seahawks on the field, and inspired numerous fans off of it.

As the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player -- and soon, the Super Bowl's first legally deaf offensive player -- Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has inspired many during his brief NFL career. Earlier in January, a goosebumps-inducing Duracell commercial featuring Coleman went viral.

On Tuesday Jake Kovalcik, father of 9-year-old, hearing-impaired twin sisters Riley and Erin Kovalcik, Tweeted a letter his daughters wrote to the groundbreaking athlete:



The Kovalciks appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning. Not long after receiving the message, Coleman responded with his own letter:



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Sherman slams Crabtree

Richard Sherman delivered an epic post-game rant after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, calling out San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman, who deflected a Colin Kaepernick pass that led to the game-clinching interception, also got in Crabtree's face in the games closing seconds. Sherman on Monday apologized in a text message to ESPN's Ed Werder and addressed the issue on ESPN Radio. Did you like Sherman's post-game tirade? Was his apology sincere? Do you expect more trash talk ahead of the Super Bowl?

How do you feel about Richard Sherman's televised post game comments about Michael Crabtree?

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    44%
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    56%

Discuss (Total votes: 141,240)

  • Do you believe Richard Sherman's apology for his Michael Crabtree comments was sincere?

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      29%
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      71%

    Discuss (Total votes: 112,663)

  • What is your opinion of Richard Sherman?

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      34%
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      42%
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      24%

    Discuss (Total votes: 363,005)

  • Is Richard Sherman the best corner in the NFL?

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      59%
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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 61,275)

  • What kind of wide receiver is Michael Crabtree?

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      13%
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      69%
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      18%

    Discuss (Total votes: 54,709)

  • What do you expect out of Richard Sherman in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl vs. the Broncos?

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      53%
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      47%

    Discuss (Total votes: 56,084)

  • Which unit has the edge in the Super Bowl?

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      55%
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      45%

    Discuss (Total votes: 56,332)

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A cold-weather Super Bowl?

In just two weeks, the potentially frigid MetLife Stadium will play host to Super Bowl XLVIII. And so, when not assessing the merits of the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, one might also wonder about the weather. As in, how big a part will it play? What kind do you want to see? Which team will be at an advantage? Cast your votes below!

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What kind of weather are you hoping to see at this season's Super Bowl?

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    23%
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    29%
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    48%

Discuss (Total votes: 253,815)

  • How big of a factor will the weather be in this season's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium?

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      50%
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      44%
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      6%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,823)

  • Which team will have the advantage if the Super Bowl is played in wintry weather?

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      37%
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      63%

    Discuss (Total votes: 56,687)

  • Where would you rather watch the upcoming Super Bowl in New Jersey if the weather is below freezing?

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      74%
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      26%

    Discuss (Total votes: 21,416)

  • Should other cold-weather locales with open-air stadiums get a chance to host Super Bowls, like New York-New Jersey this year?

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      54%
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      13%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 21,094)

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Which team wins the Super Bowl?

The Denver Broncos cruised. The Seattle Seahawks stepped up. Now the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences will meet with everything on the line on Feb. 2 for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Which team will carry the day: the powerful offense or the staunch defense? Which team do you want to win? Cast your votes below!

More Super Bowl: Quiz: Past 30 S.B. teams? | Rank the top players! | MetLife weather?

  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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      63%
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      37%

    Discuss (Total votes: 843,534)

  • Which team are you rooting for to win the Super Bowl?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 647,198)

  • Which conference champion was more impressive Sunday?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 111,758)

  • Which unit is better?

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      59%
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      41%

    Discuss (Total votes: 113,261)

  • Which team will enter the Super Bowl with more momentum?

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      53%
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      47%

    Discuss (Total votes: 75,746)

  • Who is the better coach?

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      61%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 76,010)

  • How much does the Broncos' 26-16 win over the Patriots improve Peyton Manning's reputation in big games?

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      42%
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      42%
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      16%

    Discuss (Total votes: 207,579)

  • If Peyton Manning wins another Super Bowl, where will he rank among the best QBs of all time?

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      45%
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      24%
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      31%

    Discuss (Total votes: 203,552)

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