SportsChump’s Third Annual Super Bowl Contest: 20 Questions edition

And then there were two.

That’s right, sports fans.  We are smack dab in the middle of the most anticipatory fourteen days of the sports year: the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl.  After a long and rather unpredictable season, only two teams and one over-hyped football game remain.  The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will soon meet in Super Bowl XLIX.

IMG_1765(1)The Super Bowl has long been one of the biggest gambling days of the calendar year.  Last year, a record $120 million changed hands but this year, you’re in luck.  My Super Bowl contest won’t cost you a dime… just some time and a little bit of speculation.

All you have to do is earn the most points by correctly answering each of the propositional bets below.  Do so and one of these fancy new SportsChump t-shirts will be yours.

Please list your answers to the following twenty questions in order in the comments section below.

Best of luck, gang, and enjoy the big game.

1 point – Who will win the coin toss?

2 points – Will the coin toss land on heads or tails?

3 points – Will either team score in the first six minutes of the game?

4 points – Which team will score first?

5 points – Will the first score of the game be a touchdown, field goal or other?

6 points – Who will win the game?

7 points – Will the MVP of this game be a quarterback, running back or other?

8 points – Within one reception, how many total receptions will Rob Gronkowski have?

9 points – Will there be a two-point conversion attempted?

10 points – Within one touchdown, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson will combine to pass for how many touchdowns?

11 points – Will there be a defensive or special teams touchdown in the game?

12 points – The Patriots and Seahawks will combine to kick for how many successful field goals?

13 points – The over/under of this game is 49 points.  Will the total combined score of this game fall over or under that number?

14 points – Will Marshawn Lynch rush for over or under 100 yards?

15 points – How many different players, on both teams, will score a touchdown?

16 points – Will the overall margin of victory be over or under 6 ½ points?

17 points – Will Rob Gronkowski have over or under 75 receiving yards?

18 points – Will Russell Wilson have over or under 225 yards passing?

19 points – Will either Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman have an interception?

20 points – Will either Tom Brady or Russell Wilson lose a fumble?

Tiebreaker: How many drinks will SportsChump consume during the game? (FYI… doubles count for two)

Update…

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in.  I would hereby like to congratulate previous winner and all-round great guy, Senor Hanahan, for winning this year’s Super Bowl contest. 

Han, I got new shirts in, brother, so send me your particulars. 

Bets and Fenson, which by the way would make for a great name of a new TV show, came in a respectable second and third.

Super Bowl Contest results

38 thoughts on “SportsChump’s Third Annual Super Bowl Contest: 20 Questions edition

  1. 1. Pats
    2. Heads
    3. Yes
    4. Pats
    5. FG
    6. Seahawks
    7. QB
    8. 4
    9. Yes
    10. 4
    11. No
    12. 3
    13. Over
    14. No
    15. 6
    16. Over
    17. Under
    18. Under
    19. No
    20. Yes
    T/B 4
    Thanks Chris…

  2. 1 point – Seattle

    2 points – Heads

    3 points – Yes

    4 points – Seattle

    5 points – Touchdown

    6 points – Seattle

    7 points – Quarterback

    8 points – 7

    9 points – No

    10 points – 8

    11 points – Yes

    12 points – 5

    13 points – Over

    14 points – Over

    15 points – 7

    16 points – Over

    17 points – Under

    18 points – Over

    19 points – Yes

    20 points – Yes

    Tiebreaker: Depends on how much money he has riding on the game 🙂 (I’ll say 5)

  3. 1. seattle

    2.heads

    3.yes

    4.nengld

    5.td

    6.seattle

    7.qb

    8.5

    9.no

    10.4

    11.no

    12.3

    13.over

    14.yes

    15.4

    16.over

    17.under

    18.under

    19.no

    20.no

    tie breaker 7 drinks. BAC=over limit if tight game. Relegated to back seat , otherwise “thank you officer, have a nice day.”

  4. 1. Seattle
    2. Tails
    3. Yes
    4. Pats
    5. FG
    6. Seahawks
    7. QB
    8. 7
    9. No
    10. 7
    11. Yes.
    12. 6
    13. Over
    14. Yes
    15. 3
    16. Over
    17. Under
    18. Under
    19. Yes
    20. No
    TB. If he’s the same dude I used to drink with…6 at a minimum 🙂

  5. 1 – Patriots
    2 – Heads
    3 – No
    4 – Patriots
    5 – Field Goal
    6 – Seahawks
    7 – Other
    8 – 4
    9 – Yes
    10 – 4
    11 – Yes
    12 – 4
    13 – Over
    14 – Over
    15 – 7
    16 – Under
    17 – Under
    18 – Over
    19 – Yes
    20 – Yes

    Tiebreaker – 7 (More if I’m in the room and buying)

  6. good stuff chumpy!
    1 point – Who will win the coin toss? seattle
    2 points – Will the coin toss land on heads or tails? heads
    3 points – Will either team score in the first six minutes of the game? yes
    4 points – Which team will score first? seattle
    5 points – Will the first score of the game be a touchdown, field goal or other? td
    6 points – Who will win the game? seattle
    7 points – Will the MVP of this game be a quarterback, running back or other? receiver
    8 points – Within one reception, how many total receptions will Rob Gronkowski have? 5
    9 points – Will there be a two-point conversion attempted? yes
    10 points – Within one touchdown, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson will combine to pass for how many touchdowns? 5
    11 points – Will there be a defensive or special teams touchdown in the game? yes
    12 points – The Patriots and Seahawks will combine to kick for how many successful field goals? 3
    13 points – The over/under of this game is 49 points. Will the total combined score of this game fall over or under that number? over
    14 points – Will Marshawn Lynch rush for over or under 100 yards? yes
    15 points – How many different players, on both teams, will score a touchdown? 4
    16 points – Will the overall margin of victory be over or under 6 ½ points? over
    17 points – Will Rob Gronkowski have over or under 75 receiving yards? under
    18 points – Will Russell Wilson have over or under 225 yards passing? under
    19 points – Will either Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman have an interception? yes
    20 points – Will either Tom Brady or Russell Wilson lose a fumble? no
    Tiebreaker: How many drinks will SportsChump consume during the game? (FYI… doubles count for two) 7

  7. Dwin is officially in and from the looks of it is calling for a big Seattle victory.

    Only problem is he thinks I’m only going to have four drinks.

    For his sake, I hope it doesn’t come down to a tiebreaker.

  8. Beagle is also officially in and calling for perhaps more of a Seattle blowout than Dwin is?

    And so far that’s two MVP votes for Russell Wilson.

    Just sayin’.

  9. Mony is in and also pulling for the ‘Hawks.

    People are going to start accusing this site of having a West Coast bias.

    Mony… may it be a two-hat game for ya, bra.

  10. Irish is in giving us six as of bright and early Saturday morning.

    Not a bad start.

    Just wondering where all the people are out there who think New England is going to win this thing.

    Five of the six of us are calling for a blowout.

    Could the betting public be wrong or, as usual, are my readers smarter than the average grizzly?

  11. Chris

    Will Goodell’s balls be as swollen as Belichick’s ego ? And will Giselle Bundchen have made sure Tom’s (Brady) balls have been firmly cupped on the night before the big game ? These are some of the questions now being posed in the Gallup Poll and more . Meanwhile this weekend, we have the asinine NFL Pro Bowl . Is there really a need for a such meaningless game ? Regardless of the fact the only reason some players participate, is to fulfill their contractual obligations while still getting paid .

    Mr Cub died at the age of eighty-three as the baseball world mourns the death Hall of Fame player Ernie Banks . Sad loss !

    Tophatal ……

  12. picking this game is like choosing between two ugly girls.
    1. Seattle. NFC has a good record of winning the coin flip.
    2. Heads
    3. Yes.
    4. Seattle
    5. Touchdown
    6. New England.
    7. Obviously since the Pats win the MVP will be Golden Boy Brady. Wish I could be up on the podium and feel Roger’s uncomfortable energy.
    8. 4
    9. Yes
    10. 6
    11. Yes
    12. 5
    13. over
    14. over
    15. 3
    16. under
    17. under
    18. over
    19. Revis will get one. Brady is smart and will stay away from Sherman.
    20. no.
    tiebreaker: Chump will have a BAC of .21 ( 8 drinks)

  13. Alright, Alright, Alright!
    You gone learn today!

    1… Pats
    2… Tails… never fails
    3… Yep
    4… Pats
    5… TD

    6… Pats
    7… QB
    8… 7
    9… yes
    10.. 5

    11… no
    12… 3
    13… over
    14… under
    15… 5

    16… over
    17… under
    18… over
    19… no
    20… no

    TB… 7, lightweight!

  14. 1 point – Who will win the coin toss? Patriots.
    2 points – Will the coin toss land on heads or tails? Heads. Belicheat will somehow substitute a ‘tail heavy’ coin
    3 points – Will either team score in the first six minutes of the game? No. After the first series all balls will need rechecked as Patriots equipment manager caught with needle valve on sidelines
    4 points – Which team will score first? Patriots.
    5 points – Will the first score of the game be a touchdown, field goal or other? Touchdown on a play from Brady to Gronk who straight arms defender in the throat to the ground before ball arrives and giggles all the way to end zone. No call is made as refs can’t get M$ review pad to work in time to make call.
    6 points – Who will win the game? Seahawks. Cheat Carroll shows Belicheat what he learned in college beside “don’t wear hoodies in public”
    7 points – Will the MVP of this game be a quarterback, running back or other? RB Marshawn Lynch runs for his life when he hears Belicheat use his last name before kickoff. Racist.
    8 points – Within one reception, how many total receptions will Rob Gronkowski have? 9 with at least 2 disputed and awarded anyways.
    9 points – Will there be a two-point conversion attempted? Yes. On a trick play.
    10 points – Within one touchdown, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson will combine to pass for how many touchdowns? 6.
    11 points – Will there be a defensive or special teams touchdown in the game? Yes. Kam Chancellor will jump line of scrimmage, block kick, catch block and run for TD. And then get called for taunting.
    12 points – The Patriots and Seahawks will combine to kick for how many successful field goals? 3.
    13 points – The over/under of this game is 49 points. Will the total combined score of this game fall over or under that number? Over. Way over.
    14 points – Will Marshawn Lynch rush for over or under 100 yards? Yes, running for his life.
    15 points – How many different players, on both teams, will score a touchdown? 6.
    16 points – Will the overall margin of victory be over or under 6 ½ points? Over.
    17 points – Will Rob Gronkowski have over or under 75 receiving yards? Over.
    18 points – Will Russell Wilson have over or under 225 yards passing? Over.
    19 points – Will either Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman have an interception? No. One will actually make an interception, Sherman, but the refs give the ball back to the Patriots because Sherman was flagged for taunting before the ball arrived.
    20 points – Will either Tom Brady or Russell Wilson lose a fumble? Yes. And also recover it.
    Tiebreaker: How many drinks will SportsChump consume during the game? (FYI… doubles count for two) Calls for speculation but ignoring the pregame belch off contest, I’ll go with 2 per hour +1 so 9 in total between kickoff and final gun.

  15. Buck, our previous winner and reigning NFL champion is in.

    He’s the first person to pick the Pats to win and the first to even come close on the tiebreaker.

    Nice work, sir.

  16. SportsChump veteran Han is also in with his picks and also calling for a New England victory.

    Lightweight, huh?

    One of these days, brother, I look forward to our whiskey drinking session.

    I gotta tell ya’, man. I liked Seattle all the way in this one. Figured this BallGate crap would be too much of a distraction.

    Now I fear New England may just use it as a rallying cry. I guess we’ll find out this Sunday.

  17. I hate to be a stickler, Tree, but if either Brady or Wilson lose a fumble, then recover it, then technically they didn’t lose the fumble.

    Either way, I’m gonna give you a yes on that answer.

    Tree also likes himself a high-scoring contest. That’ll be good for the ratings, that’s for sure, not as if people weren’t already watching anyway.

    Interesting that you like a shootout but have no touchdowns scored on defense.

    Hmmmm.

    Either way, enjoy the game, brother. I just don’t see Seattle allowing New England to score that many but hey, I’ve been wrong before. Recently too.

  18. 1 Sea
    2 Heads
    3 yes
    4 pats
    5 td
    6 pats
    7 qb
    8 7
    9 no
    10 6
    11 yes
    12 5
    13 under
    14 under
    15 6
    16 over
    17 over
    18 under
    19 yes
    20 no

    TB – 11 drinks

  19. Chris

    Pats to win the coin toss , while Robert Kraft and Paul Allen discuss whatever it is billionaires discuss nowadays .

    Deflate-Gate ? If the game officials aren’t to blame, then who is ? That ought to be the pertinent question. Answer , if they weren’t inspecting the game balls prior to the game, . were they actually inspecting each others’ balls while changing into their zebra stripes , before the contest between the Colts and Patriots ?

    Your thoughts on the in-fighting within the Benson family as a Federal judge decides who actually owns both the Saints and Pelicans ? It looks as patriarch Tom Benson must’ve wished all he took the advice of an attorney and written a codicil into his will, disinheriting all of his kids .

    Do you believe Marshawn Lynch to be antisocial or is it just on appearance when he’s being interviewed by Deion Sanders ?

    Tophatal …….

  20. What the hey, I will give it a counterintuitive shot:

    1-Pats

    2-Heads

    3-No

    4-Pats

    5-TD

    6-Pats

    7-Other

    8-12

    9-Yes

    10-4

    11-Yes

    12-1

    13-Under

    14-Over

    15-5

    16-Under

    17-Over

    18-Over

    19-No

    20-Yes

    Tiebreak-12

  21. Patriots
    Tails
    Yes
    Patriots
    Field Goal
    Patriots
    Quarterback
    5
    Yes
    4
    No
    4
    Under
    Under
    4
    Over
    Under
    Under
    No
    No
    Tiebreaker: 8

  22. Al…

    I don’t judge Lynch.

    I don’t have too much of a problem with anything that he’s done.

    Sure, the crotch-grabbing may be a little juvenile and inappropriate and perhaps even inconsistent with his desire to be left alone but overall, I don’t have a problem with the guy.

    In fact, I kind of dig his telling the media to stick it. Perhaps that’s who that crotch-grabbing gesture was meant for.

    Was there a journalist this week bold enough to ask him THAT question?

  23. After much deliberation, initially thinking the Seahawks would take this thing, then thinking the Pats would rally around DeflateGate to finally thinking the ‘Hawks are the better team, I’ve decided to go with Seattle on this one.

    Here are my picks.

    Pats
    Tails
    Yes
    Pats
    FG
    Sea
    QB
    6
    Yes
    5
    Yes
    4
    Over
    Over
    5
    No
    Yes
    Over
    Yes
    Yes

    And my tiebreaker is 6. After all, I do have to drive home.

    Good luck to all and I hope everyone has a safe and happy Super Bowl Sunday.

  24. 1.NE
    2.HEADS
    3.NO
    4.SEA
    5.TD
    6.SEA
    7.RB
    8.6
    9.YES
    10.3
    11.NO
    12.3
    13.UNDER
    14.OVER
    15.3
    16.UNDER
    17.UNDER
    18.UNDER
    19.YES
    20.YES
    TIEBREAKER……..5

    DOUBLE TIE BREAKER…..Marshawn Lynch is quoted as saying while accepting the MVP AWARD “I’m just here to pick up my trophy”

  25. Chris

    I’ll take crotch-grabbing for five points Chris , rather than hearing about another player beating up on a pregnant girlfriend or wife. I mean, what the hell has Goodell or the union done, over the years to stop this type of repetitive and egregious behavior, but the continued apathy of the fans continue with their idiocy, when discussing the issue.

    Tophatal ……

  26. Chump,

    When the hangover haze thins are you going to tally the results and let us know the winner?

    It was a helluva game but I had no idea you were compelled to drive afterwards… rather a key detail to omit on the tiebreaker

  27. Obscene gestures don’t make it any better, Al.

    Wait a minute, did you just call LaGarette Blount a tremendous running back?

    You must be smoking the same stuff that he is.

  28. This just in, Bleed.

    Han cheats.

    And the number of drinks, from start to finish of the game, excluding obviously what surpassed prior to or thereafter, was six.

    I think.

    Could’ve been seven.

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