Gladys Knight managed to stir up controversy with her performance of the National Anthem at last night's Super Bowl. At least she did with some gamblers.
The "prop bet" for the length of the National Anthem at Super Bowl 53 was 1:50. People bet on whether her rendition was over or under one-minute and 50 seconds long. However, it was difficult to determine just how long it was because she belted out the last word, "brave," twice.
At the end of the first "brave" the anthem had lasted a minute and forty-nine seconds. After the second "brave" it was over two minutes. Sp BetOnline.ag , who posted the prop pet, ended up paying out people who bet that it would be over, and those who bet that it would be under as well.