It didn't take long for controversy to pop up in the Super Bowl. There was a questionable call made by the officials that seemed to get even riled up on Twitter. Of course, I'm talking about Lady Gaga's National Anthem.
One of the more popular Super Bowl prop bets out there is how long the National Anthem will run. The over/under for the Anthem was listed at 2:20. That should be simple to figure out if it went over or under, right?
Not so much.
Lady Gaga decided she needed to emphasize "the brave" at the end of the song by repeating it. So of course, everyone who had money on it lost their collective minds.
When did the clock officially stop? Was it at the end of the first brave or the second? Vegas can't seem to agree.
#LadyGaga's National Anthem, from first note to the completion of the first 'brave', is settled officially at 2 minutes and 9 seconds.
— Bovada Official (@BovadaLV) February 7, 2016
Here we go: Bovada is paying UNDER on National Anthem, and BetOnline is paying OVER. Discrepancy on validity of Gaga's extra "brave" at end.
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) February 7, 2016
For what it's worth, clearly the clock should go to the second brave. The song's not over until the Gaga finishes. If she inserted a verse from "O, Canada" mid Anthem then went on to finish, the clock would still have run through the entire song.
If you bet the over, you got gipped.