For Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams, Americans are expected to bet $8 billion [source]. That is a record-breaking number, and up 35% from last year’s game. No bets are necessary here, though, we we continue to build our DBN trophy case of champions. This is the eleventh year we are doing an official Pick’em.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the NFL Conference Championship predictions two weeks ago. The results for those games can be found here. Here are all the rules and regulations for the contest. Note that we are combining that prediction format with our normal Super Bowl Pick’em.
Leave your predictions for the following in the comments. Use the copy-paste format to post and predict the final scores of each game.
- Los Angeles @ Cincinnati:
- Which player will be awarded MVP?
Tiebreaker: What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?
(Color Choices = Clear, Lime/Yellow/Green, Blue, Orange, Red/Pink, or Purple)
In the above, if you think the Bengals would win 23-20, you would write:
Los Angeles @ Cincinnati: 20-23
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 LV: Congrats to last year’s winner, Aging Phenom, for correctly picking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win. The final score prediction (31-28) was spot on for the Buccaneers, but not the Chiefs. He also correctly picked Tom Brady as the MVP.
- Super Bowl LIV: Unfortunately, with the comments section temporarily going away from the old system, I currently don’t have access to congratulating last year’s winner. When the comments return, rest assured that the winner will get their proper credit!
- Super Bowl LIII: BigTownBrown, although it wasn’t a year for anyone to brag. He correctly picked the Patriots to win, but no one even came close to the final score prediction of 13-3, and no one picked Julian Edelman to be the Super Bowl MVP. For the first time ever, I had to use the liquid tiebreaker, and BigTownBrown correctly picked blue.
- Super Bowl LII: metalgrinder, for correctly picking the Philadelphia Eagles and Nick Foles as the Super Bowl MVP. The final score of the game was 41-33. No one picked that on the dot, but metalgrinder came closest with a prediction of 34-30.
- Super Bowl LI: Browns MAINE-iac, for correctly picking the New England Patriots and Tom Brady as the Super Bowl MVP. The liquid bet was actually a push last year, so I went back to the closest score prediction since several people had the Patriots and Brady. The final score of the game was 34-28, and Browns MAINE-iac had it at 34-27.
- Super Bowl 50: Full Bred Dawg, for correctly picking the Denver Broncos and Von Miller as the Super Bowl MVP. He also correctly predicted orange as the color liquid to be poured on winning coach Gary Kubiak. Nobody got the final score correct, and there were several people who were all around 10-11 combined points from an accurate score.
- Super Bowl XLIX: 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.