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Old 01-03-2011, 07:54 AM
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8th Annual SDMB Early Super Bowl Pick Contest


The playoff teams are set, so it's time for our annual contest -- can you predict the Super Bowl a month before the game and join our list of champions?:

Year 1: Trillionaire
Year 2: Uncommon Sense
Year 3: Airman Doors, USAF
Year 4: Grits and Hard Toast
Year 5: Hal Briston (woohoo!)
Year 6: dalej42
Year 7: Justin_Bailey

So let's see if it's time for me (or someone else, I suppose) to repeat or if we get another new name on the list.

It's simple to play -- just post your pick for the two Super Bowl teams, and the final score. Deadline for submissions will be 4:00pm Eastern on Saturday, January 8th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

For my pick this year, I'm going to say that for the second time in four years the Patriots will face off against the NFC's #6 seed, but this time with a much different result: Patriots over the Packers, 37-13.

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As always, just in case you don't follow football but still wanna play along, just pick an AFC team, an NFC team, and a couple of numbers that sound vaguely football-scorish.

AFC Teams:
New England Patriots, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs

NFC Teams:
Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:10 AM
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:10 AM
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Eagles over Ravens, 23-20.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:27 AM
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Steelers over the Saints. 30-14
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:14 AM
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I think a Keystone Bowl in Dallas would be awesome because Jerry Jones would be positively apoplectic, but unfortunately the Eagles suck so that's right out. I'd also like to see Pittsburgh lay a fortyburger on Seattle to give the Seahawk fans a case of compound butthurt, but the Seahawks suck so that's out too.

OK, I'll get to the score already.

Pittsburgh 23, Atlanta 13.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:15 AM
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Patriots over Eagles. 41-27
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:39 AM
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Hal, you took my teams. I've been saying Pats over Pack all year.

Patriots 28 Packers 21
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:50 AM
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Patriots over Saints, 31-28
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:08 AM
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Bears over Ravens, 20-17 in the first ever Superbowl OT.

Hey, a guy can dream...
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:12 AM
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Patriots over Eagles, 37-31
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:14 AM
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Were it not for Green Bay's hideous amount of injuries, I'd like New England and Green Bay in the Super Bowl. However, you play with the team you have left at the end of the season, and so I think it'll be:

New England curb-stomping Atlanta, by something like 41-13.

New England over Pittsburgh in the AFC championship game, around 31-20.
Atlanta over Chicago in the NFC championship game, by around 24-21. I could easily see a Green Bay-Chicago rematch however.

The Texans, as usual, will be watching it all on television.

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:30 AM
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Saints over Patriots, 28-24
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:48 AM
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I was very sure about last year's pick and I rode that conviction to victory. I'm less sure this year, but let's see if I can go back-to-back.

Falcons over Patriots, 35-24
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:51 PM
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Ravens 21 Falcons 17. This time they call Roddy Whites blatant Offensive Pass Interference and the Ravens prevail.
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Patriots 35 Saints 17
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:22 PM
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Packers 37 Patriots 17. Go big or go home.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:23 PM
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Steelers 17
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:04 PM
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Patriots over Packers 31-27
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:38 PM
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Seahawks 10, Chiefs 7.

Wouldn't it be something to see the Vince Lombardi trophy handed out to a 7-9 regular-season team?
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:02 PM
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An exact reversal of Super Bowl XX:

Patriots 46
Bears 10
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:37 PM
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Bears over Jets. 38 - 34.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:18 AM
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Falcons over Ravens, 21-14.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:26 AM
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Patriots over Bears, 24-10
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:33 AM
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Steelers over Falcons, 24-20
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:40 AM
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Falcons 24, New England 21.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:12 PM
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Patriots 34, Eagles 13
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Steelers over the Eagles, 27-21
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:59 PM
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Patriots 31, Saints 10
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:13 PM
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Chiefs 17, Falcons 14. 3 OTs

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:13 PM
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Patriots 31, Falcons 28.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:48 PM
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Chiefs 24
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:26 AM
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New York Jets 16
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:16 AM
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I swear, next year I'm going to remember to make this request in the OP -- I never remember until I go to create my tracking document.

This certainly isn't a requirement, but it would make my life easier if people would format their predictions thusly:
Patriots 37, Packers 13

Team names, not locations. No need to resubmit if you've already put in a pick -- I've already reformatted them all for my document. But for those still looking to put in a pick (and who happen to see this before doing so), this helps me out quite a bit. Thanks!


And yes, I know I formatted my pick incorrectly in the OP...like I said, I never remember until it's too late...
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:58 AM
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Patriots 27, Eagles 10

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:39 AM
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Colts 24, Packers 21

I can dream, right? My two favorite teams finishing the season in order of awesomeness?
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:37 PM
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Bears 24, Chiefs 20

For no reason at all.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:55 PM
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NFC is such a crap shoot other than the Seahawks losing and the Pats are such a favorite that I might as well go with my team in a 2006 rematch:

Bears 31, Colts 30

It could happen if the Packers help out the Bears by eliminating some good teams, or at least roughing them up and Peyton remebers that he is the best quarterback in the NFL.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:59 PM
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Patriots 34, Falcons 13

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Patriots 38
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Eagles over pats 42-31
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:58 PM
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:07 PM
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Patriots 33 Packers 27

With everyone picking the Pats, watch them lose in the divisional round to embarass us.

Edit: I just noticed Jules and I made nearly identical predictions. I didn't base mine off his, just noticed it afterwards. How is this thing scored, anyway? Difference in predicted score from both teams added together? Maybe I should re-pick to distance myself a bit from his pick.

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:22 PM
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Quote:
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With everyone picking the Pats, watch them lose in the divisional round to embarass us.
You have no idea how much I'd enjoy seeing that, from every perspective imaginable.

You're looking at your first 2-time winner this year.
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Ravens 27 Falcons 24
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:48 PM
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You're looking at your first 2-time winner this year.
Everyone is -- when they read the OP.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:49 PM
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Edit: I just noticed Jules and I made nearly identical predictions. I didn't base mine off his, just noticed it afterwards. How is this thing scored, anyway? Difference in predicted score from both teams added together?
This post in last year's thread lays out the various tiebreak scenarios.
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