According to Time Magazine, "last year’s Super Bowl brought in $115.9 million in wagers and $3.2 million in profits to the Vegas books -- down considerably from Super Bowl XLVIII’s record of $19.7 million in profits on $119 million in bets." The interception at the goal line in last year's came is what flipped the script for Vegas in a bad way.
For Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Americans are expected to bet $4.2 billion, of which $4.1 billion of it will be done illegally [source]. No bets are necessary here, though, we we continue to build our DBN trophy case of champions. This is the fifth year we are doing an official Pick'em.
Leave your predictions for the following in the comments:
- Which team will win?
- What is the final score?
- Which player will be awarded MVP?
- Tiebreaker: What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?
(Color Choices = Orange, Blue, Clear, Yellow, Red, Green, Purple)
Note: The winner will be determined by the order above, with more weight going to the first, then second, and then third criteria. In other words, if person #1 gets the winning team and final score correct and person #2 gets the winning team and MVP correct, person #1 will be deemed the winner.
Super Bowl XLIX: Congrats to last year's winner, troy145, for correctly picking the New England Patriots and predicted the final score exactly at 28-24. He did not pick Tom Brady as the MVP, but a shout out goes to Full Bred Dawg, who picked the Patriots, a score of 27-24, and Brady as the MVP.
Super Bowl XLVIII: Red-Right-88, for correctly picking the Seattle Seahawks and was the closest to the final score, predicting 31-13. No one correctly picked Malcolm Smith as the MVP.
Super Bowl XLVII: Alirenee, for correctly picking the Baltimore Ravens, MVP Joe Flacco, and was only off by four points with a predicted final score of 31-30.
Super Bowl XLVI: Brownie's Year, for correctly picking the New York Giants, MVP Eli Manning, and was only off by one point with a predicted final score of 20-17.