5. Nuns offer big package

Two Super Bowl tickets, two Pacers tickets, food, a cozy bed and a ride to the big game: This all could have been yours thanks to Our Lady of Grace Monastery

in Beech Grove, Ind. The super prize pack, donated by local businessman Frank Mascari, was up for auction with bidding

starting at $2,000; Andrew K. Canada won it with a winning bid of $8,012.33. Proceeds went to the Benedict Inn, a

facility for spiritual retreats.

4. 5 million-dollar bird

Brian "Birdman" Williams

, co-founder of

Cash Money Records

, put $5 million on the New England Patriots

to win Super Bowl XLVI. At last year's Super Bowl, Birdman placed a $1 million

wager on the Packers to win it all. The rich get richer.

3. Goalie

stuffs White House

It's standard for league champions to visit The White House

and schmooze with the president. Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas put on his

verbal pads and deflected his chances for a visit. "I believe the Federal

government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and

Property of the People," said Thomas in a post on his Facebook. (Read

more from Thomas.)

2. No butterfingers here

The Australian Open tennis tournament is full of fast-acting athletes... including the ball boys.

1. I got

five on it

The Super Bowl allows viewers the chance to bet big bucks on the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning head coach. Here are some other unique prop bets available for Super Bowl Sunday, my predictions included. Leave yours in the comments!

How long will it take Kelly Clarkson to sing the National Anthem?

Over/Under: 1 minute 34 Seconds (I'll take

the over.)

Will Kelly Clarkson's bare belly be

showing when she sings the National Anthem?

Yes (only): 3/1 (No. At least I hope not.)

What color will Madonna's hair be when

she begins the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Blonde: -400

Other color: +250 (I'll take straight-out-of-the-bottle platinum blonde.)

Will Madonna be wearing fishnet

stockings at any point during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Yes: -110

No: -110 (Absolutely, and I'm

not happy about it.)

How many times will Peyton Manning be

shown on TV during the game?

Over/Under: 3 ½

(Over. They'll show him

at least a dozen times.)

How many times will Gisele Bundchen be

shown on TV during the game?

Over: 1/2 (-150)

Under: 1/2 (+110)(However many, it won't

be enough.)


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