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Old 12-31-2012, 10:11 AM
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10th 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
Year 8: Hamlet
Year 9: Hal Briston (woohoo again!)

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 5th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

For this year I'll be going with a serious longshot:
Vikings 38, Broncos 35

(And it's not an absolute requirement, but it's helpful to me if you format your pick the same way I did above -- "Winning team and score, losing team and score")

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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, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals

NFC Teams:
Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings


(And holy crap...ten years of this??)
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:19 AM
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:32 AM
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:14 AM
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It might help to list the teams in order of their playoff seedings. In descending order, 1 through 6 -

NFC: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings.

AFC: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals.



My pick: 49ers 42 - Broncos 38
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:34 AM
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Packers 31 Broncos 24. The exact opposite of the score in Super Bowl XXXII
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Packers 31 Broncos 24. The exact opposite of the score in Super Bowl XXXII
Surprised you didn't pick the Cardinals dale.
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(Despite being knocked out of post-season, Rex Ryan still thinks his boys have a shot.)
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Seahawks 27 Broncos 21

(First OT Superbowl)
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Less than 24 hours before the submission deadline -- anyone else want in?
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I can't believe I almost forgot about this thread.

Falcons 27, Texans 21

Now to see if I share my pick with anyone... ETA: Nope, I stand alone!

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Redskins 24, Patriots 17. I'm going to get a lot of grief over that one.
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I don't know how I missed this contest for the last nine years (or did I? - I have no idea if I've played it before).

I'm torn. I really, really, really want the Patriots to win another SuperBowl (fucking Eli "I'll Just Throw This Winning 50 Yard Bomb As Easily As Picking My Nose" Manning), but I'm not feeling the heat. I don't think they got it in them.

And then there's my semi-man-crush on RG III; I'd like to see him pull it off to. And of course there's rookie Russel Wilson in Seattle who has been completely (and unfairly) overshadowed by RG III.

Damn ... I'm flummoxed.

Screw it, let's go with Patriots 31 - Washington 28 ... in overtime.

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I don't know how I missed this contest for the last nine years (or did I? - I have no idea if I've played it before).

I'm torn. I really, really, really want the Patriots to win another SuperBowl (fucking Eli "I'll Just Throw This Winning 50 Yard Bomb As Easily As Picking My Nose" Manning), but I'm not feeling the heat. I don't think they got it in them.

And then there's my semi-man-crush on RG III; I'd like to see him pull it off to. And of course there's rookie Russel Wilson in Seattle who has been completely (and unfairly) overshadowed by RG III.

Damn ... I'm flummoxed.

Screw it, let's go with Patriots 31 - Washington 28 ... in overtime.
I thought that fake commercial of his (SNL?) was funny, tho.

"I'm Eli Manning. I don't make it to every SuperBowl, but when I do, I beat the Patriots."




(if any nitpickers want to post just to have the EXACT quote, different by maybe half a syllable, have at it)
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Are we doing the playoff points/wins per week thing?
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All predictions aside, a Broncos v Packers Superbowl would be pretty epic.
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