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Old 12-31-2019, 01:13 PM
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17th Annual Super Bowl Early Picks Thread


It's that time of year again! 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
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
Year 15: ElvisL1ves

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 4th (just before kickoff of the first playoff game).

My Prediction:
Saints 34, Ravens 28


PLEASE NOTE: It's not an absolute requirement, but it's very helpful to me if you format your pick the same way I did above -- "Winning team name and score, losing team name and score", on its own line. No locations, just the name. Feel free to add any other commentary on a separate line. Thanks!

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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:
Ravens, Chiefs, Patriots, Texans, Bills, Titans

NFC Teams:
49ers, Packers, Saints, Eagles, Seahawks, Vikings
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:15 PM
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Also, the tiebreakers:
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
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:22 PM
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:24 PM
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(once again I bet with my heart, not my head)
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:25 PM
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Thought I would take a stab, though I know little about American football.
New England Patriots 33, New Orleans Saints 27
It’s Agincourt in America!
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:39 PM
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Also betting with the heart, rather than the brain.
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:49 PM
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:36 PM
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:14 PM
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:32 PM
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Bills 41 Seahawks 10
Kang (or possibly Kodos) said it best: Good God, is this some kind of joke?

Good luck with that man. Anyway, here's my pick...

Saints 31, Patriots 24

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My Prediction:
49ers 35, Ravens 21


The 9ers look awesome this year and they've managed to keep everyone healthy. The niners remind me of the manning/Broncos super bowl team. The ravens are the class of the AFC so I think they'll have an easier path than the 9ers.
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Saints 27, Ravens 23.

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49ers 27 - Ravens 17


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What is this? A return to the 1990s and all those boring Super Bowl blowouts?
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I'd be down with that prediction.
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Glad to see enalzi once again picking up the mantle on this, 'cause these days I always seem to forgot until well into the week.

So for my prediction, I'm going with the result that the most amount of people would really fricking hate:

Patriots 23, Packers 14
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Ravens 28, Packers 21

I'm terrible at these so that pretty much guarantees it won't be right, although I'd love to see another Ravens victory.
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49ers 35, Patriots 6

Yeah yeah, I know ...
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What is this? A return to the 1990s and all those boring Super Bowl blowouts?
I figure we're overdue for a boring Super Bowl.
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I figure we're overdue for a boring Super Bowl.
How about that Broncos/Seahawks one? I was working night shift, we brought in beers and pizza and actually ended up doing some work since the game was so boring.
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My Prediction:
Saints 26, Ravens 24

It could also be the 49ers, but even though I'm a 49ers fan from WAAAY back, I hope the Saints make it after what happened to them in the conference title game last season (which STILL makes me mad). I mean, Drew Brees can't have that many more chances left to win another league title, can he?
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Thought I would take a stab, though I know little about American football.
New England Patriots 33, New Orleans Saints 27
Its Agincourt in America!
Congratulations, you managed to get knocked out of the game entirely after the wildcard round. Impressive feat indeed.
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