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First Day Of Spring 2022 Classes Prop Bets

Welcome back to campus, folks.

After weeks of uncertainty surrounding Penn State’s plans for the start of the spring semester, we’re back in State College for another (mostly) in-person semester. And, to make the start of the semester a bit more fun and relaxed, we compiled a list of prop bets for you to keep in mind as you battle through your first day.

For those unfamiliar with prop bets, Onward State co-founder Evan Kalikow put it best: “A prop bet is short for proposition bet. Basically, it’s a bet on something not commonly betted upon. For example, lots of people bet on the score of the Super Bowl, but how many people bet on how many times the winning coach will say ‘humbled’ in the post-game press conference? That’s a prop bet.”

We should point out, however, Onward State is NOT a gambling site, and none of these bets are real whatsoever. We don’t promote or encourage gambling, but we do want you to have fun.

With that said, let’s roll!

Prop Bets

  • You see a Penn State football early enrollee “setting the standard” by sitting in the first row: 1-2
  • Someone complains about how cold it is: 1-1
  • Your professor says, “Welcome back, I hope you all had a great break.”: 2-1
  • You see someone slip on ice while walking around campus (be careful, folks!): 3-1
  • One of your classmates shows up severely underdressed in shorts: 4-1
  • One of your professors surveys the class about if they’d be more comfortable doing class on Zoom for the foreseeable future: 5-1
  • Your professor absurdly assigns you legitimate homework on day one: 5-1
  • A classmate blames the “icy conditions” for why they were late to class: 8-1
  • Your class gets canceled because your professor doesn’t want to go out in the cold: 500-1
  • Penn State mandates the COVID-19 vaccine: 1,000,000-1

Over/Under

  • Number of times the omicron variant is mentioned: 20.5
  • Number of classes you skip because it’s too cold: 1.5
  • Money spent on textbooks: $150
  • Number of times you almost slip on ice: 5.5
  • GroupMe links you receive: 1.5
  • Number of times you’re asked about your winter break: 10.5
  • Number of times you hear a professor say these are “stressful” or “unprecedented” times: 6.5
  • Your friends who are missing the first day because they have COVID-19: 7.5
  • Number of students you hear complaints about wearing a mask/wearing it as a chinstrap: 50.5
  • Cups of coffee consumed all across campus: Infinite

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About the Author

Gabe Angieri

Gabe is a junior majoring in journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]

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