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

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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.
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My prediction remains the same as last year's: Redskins 42, Broncos 10.
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My prediction remains the same as last year's: Redskins 42, Broncos 10.
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I'm betting with my heart again, not my head.

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I think closer to their favorite margin this season:

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In overtime, preferably, but Im flexible...
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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:

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