Lady Gaga crushes national anthem, but there's controversy about length

There's some controversy surrounding Lady Gaga's national anthem time. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Super Bowl 50 is a special game and the NFL brought out a special talent in Lady Gaga to sing the national anthem. And she absolutely crushed it, freelancing throughout a sparkling version of The Star Spangled Banner.

But there's some controversy about it, because people aren't sure how long the anthem was.

Las Vegas set the over/under on Gaga's version at a whopping 2 minutes and 20 seconds. I personally timed her at 2:29 from the first piano note to the last note she sang.

However, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Bovada timed Gaga at 2:09 (the first "brave" she sang) meaning the under would hit.

According to R.J. Bell of PreGame.com, BetOnline.com ruled in favor of the OVER for Gaga's anthem.

So depending on where you put down your money, you may or may not have gotten paid. 

While you furiously refresh to see if you got more cash in your account, here's video of the Blue Angels flying over after the anthem.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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