Super Bowl: Gladys Knight’s national anthem a gambling nightmare

With apologies to now six-time champion Tom Brady and his Patriots, Gladys Knight’s rendition of the national anthem may have been the most intriguing aspect of Super Bowl LIII Sunday.

Knight’s performance was certainly the most controversial thing that happened in Atlanta for those gamblers who placed money on how long it would take her to sing it. By adding just a tad more soul to the end of the anthem, Knight saddled one sports betting company with a reported loss in the six figures.

The betting line was one minute and 50 seconds from start until finish (when the word “brave” is sung) for the seven-time Grammy winner, who seemed to complete the anthem at one minute, 49 seconds.

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