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eschereal 12-31-2018 05:21 PM

16th Annual Superbowl Early Picks Thread
 
I guess I will start this one again. Here are the previous winners.

Year 1: Trillionaire
Year 2: Uncommon Sense
Year 3: Airman Doors, USAF
Year 4: Grits and Hard Toast
Year 5: Hal Briston
Year 6: dalej42
Year 7: Justin_Bailey
Year 8: Hamlet
Year 9: Hal Briston
Year 10: enalzi
Year 11: Jahiegel
Year 12: borschevsky
Year 13: Oakminster
Year 14: borschevsky
Year 15: phungi

It's simple to play -- just post your pick for the two Super Bowl teams, and the final score. Deadline for submissions will be 4:00 pm Eastern on Saturday, January 6th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

Format your choices as you like, and I will figure it out. Simple is better.

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:
Baltimore Ravens
New England Patriots
Houston Texans
Kansas City Chiefs
LA Chargers
Indianapolis Colts
NFC Teams:
New Orleans Saints
LA Rams
Chicago Bears
Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks
Philadelphia Eagles
Note that you should try to pick a unique score: scan the thread to make sure you are not duplicating someone else's pick, because the game winner would be the first player to make that pick. I will try to keep an eye on things an send a PM when a duplication happens.

All the other tie-breaking rules are the same as in previous years and can be reviewed in previous threads linked above.

AncientHumanoid 12-31-2018 05:33 PM

Chiefs 44 Rams 37

MadTheSwine 12-31-2018 05:41 PM

Rams 48 Chargers 17

Atamasama 12-31-2018 05:42 PM

Saints 23 Patriots 20

Velocity 12-31-2018 05:47 PM

Saints 34, Chiefs 24

Railer13 12-31-2018 06:18 PM

Patriots 27 Saints 23

Gray Ghost 12-31-2018 06:30 PM

Chiefs 41, Saints 38

iiandyiiii 12-31-2018 07:12 PM

Saints 35 Chiefs 27

kayT 12-31-2018 07:18 PM

Texans 13 Bears 6

(note: this is my dream superbowl; it has nothing to do with reality)

eschereal 12-31-2018 07:40 PM

Rams 25 Colts 19

JohnT 12-31-2018 07:45 PM

Cowboys v. Texans, 31-24

The road to the Super Bowl will be I-45.

Intergalactic Gladiator 12-31-2018 08:09 PM

Bears 28 Chiefs 24

Chisquirrel 12-31-2018 08:54 PM

Saints 44, Chiefs 40

"Defense wins championships" my ass.

ekedolphin 12-31-2018 09:35 PM

Colts 24, Rams 19.

From my lips to God's ears.

Isosleepy 12-31-2018 10:50 PM

Chiefs 27 Rams 19

eschereal 01-01-2019 12:55 AM

And yes, I erred by just doing a quick cut and paste: the cutoff time is 1:35 Pacific / 4:35 Eastern on the 5th (not the 6th), when the Colts@Texans game kicks off.

Justin_Bailey 01-01-2019 07:57 AM

Saints 35, Chiefs 34

notfrommensa 01-01-2019 08:11 AM

Patriots 34 Saints 26

muldoonthief 01-01-2019 09:53 AM

Eagles 27 Chiefs 21


Quote:

Originally Posted by eschereal (Post 21405194)
All the other tie-breaking rules are the same as in previous years and can be reviewed in previous threads linked above.

Just because we've argued about it in the past, and the rules underwent some changes over the years, here's what I believe the final iteration was:

1. Picked both teams, got winner correct
2. Picked both teams, got winner wrong
3. Picked winner correctly
4. Picked loser correctly
5. Closest to individual scores
6. Closest to predicted margin of victory


Rule 5 used to be "closest to total score", but that led to the ugly possibility that someone who predicted 60-0 would beat someone who predicted 33-28 if the final score wound up being 33-27.

dalej42 01-01-2019 10:03 AM

Bears 34 Ravens 10

borschevsky 01-01-2019 10:32 AM

Chargers 34 Saints 31

It seems that I only have a chance at winning this contest in years where the Chargers miss the playoffs. :)

Kimble 01-02-2019 05:49 AM

Saints 34, Chargers 27

ElvisL1ves 01-02-2019 07:15 AM

Pats 17, Rams 13

Bullitt 01-02-2019 07:17 AM

Chiefs 35 - Saints 27

Fear the Turtle 01-02-2019 10:37 AM

Saints 37 Chiefs 34

Telemark 01-02-2019 10:41 AM

Patriots 27
Saints 17

Procrustus 01-02-2019 10:42 AM

I'm betting with my heart again, not my head.

Seahawks 28, Colts 24

Sicks Ate 01-02-2019 11:49 AM

Chiefs 40, Rams 33

Atamasama 01-02-2019 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Procrustus (Post 21407765)
I'm betting with my heart again, not my head.

Seahawks 28, Colts 24

If I went with my heart I would have done the same thing except with the Patriots instead of the Colts. And a win from Bobby Wagner doing a pick 6 off Brady at the goal line in the last minute of play...

jeezums 01-02-2019 02:22 PM

Pats 30
Saints 24

zoog 01-02-2019 02:54 PM

Bears 31 Patriots 13

FoieGrasIsEvil 01-02-2019 03:17 PM

Colts 35
Saints 31

enalzi 01-02-2019 03:29 PM

It's been 8 years since I could make a homer pick, and I'm doing it again. Last time I picked Bears over Chiefs, so lets do it again.

Bears 28, Chiefs 24

Nauplius 01-02-2019 03:58 PM

Chargers 24
Bears 21

Locrian 01-02-2019 04:01 PM

Chargers 27 v. Bears 28

enalzi 01-02-2019 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enalzi (Post 21408351)
It's been 8 years since I could make a homer pick, and I'm doing it again. Last time I picked Bears over Chiefs, so lets do it again.

Bears 28, Chiefs 24

Update to Bears 28, Chiefs 21.

madsircool 01-02-2019 04:49 PM

NO 27 SD Chargers of LA 10

asahi 01-03-2019 07:29 AM

New Orleans Saints 26
Indianapolis Colts 24

Folacin 01-03-2019 10:13 AM

Chiefs 51, Saints 47

Taber 01-03-2019 12:52 PM

Chargers 33, Eagles 17

jaycat 01-03-2019 02:48 PM

My prediction remains the same as last year's: Redskins 42, Broncos 10.

ekedolphin 01-03-2019 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaycat (Post 21410221)
My prediction remains the same as last year's: Redskins 42, Broncos 10.

Yay! One less person I have to try and beat in this thread.

Bullitt 01-03-2019 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chisquirrel (Post 21405511)
Saints 44, Chiefs 40

"Defense wins championships" my ass.

You didn't see Super Bowl XX, did you?

Hamlet 01-03-2019 07:09 PM

Rams 41
Texans 13

Tierce 01-04-2019 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Procrustus (Post 21407765)
I'm betting with my heart again, not my head.

Seahawks 28, Colts 24

I think closer to their favorite margin this season:

Seahawks 26, Chiefs 23

In overtime, preferably, but Iím flexible...

Hampshire 01-04-2019 09:05 AM

Chiefs 30, Seahawks 27

Hal Briston 01-04-2019 01:29 PM

Oh shit, I nearly forgot about my own pool (again)!

What the hell...on a whim I'm going to go with the "We Hardly Deserve One Team, Let Alone Two, And We Sure As Hell Don't Deserve A Champion, But That's Where We Are" All-LA Super Bowl:

Rams 34, Chargers 26

eschereal 01-04-2019 01:45 PM

At least you made it in time this year.

Pixel_Dent 01-04-2019 04:08 PM

Cowboys 20
Chargers 14

garygnu 01-04-2019 05:33 PM

Chiefs 37
Bears 20


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