Both teams have strong defenses and both have had lapses during the season. Both teams have excellent QBs. The Steelers have a better running game. The Steelers have offensive line problems. The Packers have enough defense to pressure Roethlisberger, but he's experienced that for the past few years and been successful. I'd I'd like to see the Packers win, but think the Steelers are more likely. This is likely to be another low scoring game. It wouldn't be a huge surprise either way it turns out - the only thing that would surprise me is if it turns out to be a blow out. Since the Redskins aren't in the game I really don't have a strong preference; I'm leaning toward the Packers because it's been longer since they've won one, but I really like it to be a good game which ever way it turns out.
What are the odds of winning 3 quarters of a super bowl pool with 4 different blocks?
How did he win 80% of the pool??? He should have won 75%. (3/4's)
Let's just say you had 4 random numbers. 4 random "lottery style" balls are drawn labeled 1 through 100. You hit 3 out of those 4 balls.
To hit 3 out of 3, the formula is this: 3/100 X 2/99 X 1/98. That's 1 out of 161,700.
Now you can hit ANY 3 out of your 4 numbers. That gives you a 4 times greater chance. (Let's say your numbers are "1", "2", "3", & "4". You can get 1-2-3, 1-2-4, 1-3-4, or 2-3-4.)
So divide 161,700 by 4.
The CHANCE that you'd hit 3 out of the 4 numbers right is 1 out of 40,425.
Restated as ODDS you would say: The ODDS against hitting 3 out of your 4 numbers is 40,424 to 1.
There is your answer provided that ALL NUMBERS ARE EQUAL!
In YOUR example, however, all squares are NOT equal. If he had the square for the 1st quarter win, for example, he had a very easy to hit number. (Green Bay = "4" with Pittsburgh = "0" with the score 14-0.) The 2nd quarter and third quarter numbers were also very common winning combinations. Only the 4th quarter score was an odd score.
Given the numbers he must have had in order to win, as soon as he had those numbers, the odds were much better than 40,424 to 1.
If everything in your pool was random, then before anyone knew which numbers they would get, you could fairly say that the odds against any one person hitting 3 out of 4 quarters if they had exactly 4 squares is exactly 40,424 to 1.
There is always at least 2. Their is one to start the game and one at half time. All other kickoffs take place after a team scores.
Punting, on the other hand, takes place when a team is on 4th down and they do not feel they can move the ball far enough to get a first down (this can actually happen on any down but they do it on fourth down usually because if they don't get a first down on fourth down the other team gets possession of the ball at the spot that they were stopped).
Why is all the Superbowl hype surrounding the two QBs when both of them were lousy in the championship games?
I agree with you. Both QBs did terrible, but they are all very well known guys by people that aren't big fans.
I think Aaron Rodgers will probably be the most important for the Packers. Rodgers has managed the games as well as Peyton in the regular season, but did not look very clutch last game against the Chicago defense. If Cutler would have stayed healthy throughout the game, they probably could have came back.
Big Ben is always over rated, the Steelers win because of their defense and running game, he is a little important, but in the first few weeks of the season when Rothlisburger was hurt, they looked just as good.
Neither QB will do great in this game (IMO) because of the two defenses, I don't see the Packers having any big throwing plays because Polamalu is going to shut that down, so I don't see his arm making too many big plays.
Steelers should focus on the running game because Woodson will be able to shut down one receiver, and the rest of the secondary is a little under rated. Matthews could get to Big Ben (but he is good at avoiding the rush).
I think this is going to be a close low scoring game.
If the Superbowl went to overtime can a team win by 7?
First points wins, so by rule, if a TD was scored in OT, the winner would win by 6. The extra point is just that. Extra.
They would not do extra points in overtime.
Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati in OT in 2006, 37-31. TD in OT, no extra point kicked.
How does a bet work and what are the others ways to do a bet?
this way of betting is completely stupid. If you're going to bet you go to a sports book and lay down money against the spread.
If you're going to do a bet with say 10 people you won't do it based on who wins because it's pointless. You'd do it based on the final score. Meaning everyone gets a number 0-9 and say the final score is 31-20 Colts. Add the final digits (1+0), the person with #1 would win. But i'd stick to betting against the spread...more fun.
Who out there feels that the seahawks were cheated out of the superbowl?
THAT'S THE TRUTH!
GOD YOU ARE SO SMART!
AND THERE WILL BE PEOPLE HERE THAT SAY "JUST GET OVER IT!"
TO THEM I SAY, "GO TO HELL! YOUR TEAM WAS NOT THE ONE THAT THE SUPERBOWL WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM!"
JUST LIKE BUSH STEALING THE ELECTION!
FLORIDA SUCKS! PACKERS SUCK! ALL HATERS OF HAWKS SUCK! STEALERS SUCK THE MOST!
I HATE THEM ALL!
Should the Patriots be sent to the college ranks since they love running up the score?
OMG do you hate the pats tooo!!! i fucking hate them. every year they get the easiest fucking schedule so that they only really have to play 2 good teams, the end up 14-2 and get a buy in the playoffs cause their division sucks and basically then only need to win two games against a shitty AFC team and one against an NFC and win it..... on top of that i am so glad gronkowski broke his arm... they kept their first stringers in when they were winning by 30 points with 2 minutes left in the game. they run up the score every single game they can, just so at the end of the year they can claim they have the best offense in the leage and tom brady is a saint. i mean its ridiculous. they have no sense of honor and all the people who are pats fans in NE have no idea how much they are loathed and no idea how the actual game of football is played.... on top of that the pats piss me off cause they throw away their tradition (which is what makes the game so interesting) just so they can steal little bits of everyone elses tradition.... and the kids at school are so oblivious to the fact that the patriots get free passes with the refs in alot of their games. the refs have made them the LA lakers and the boston celtics of football.... jeeze they just piss me off sooo much
their scheduel just requires them to work hard for 2 games, and they get a superbowl
Can you tell me something truly remarkable about Superbowl from 1985?
This was the first Super Bowl to feature brand new participants since Super Bowl XVI.
The Bears' 21 points in the third quarter is still a record for the most points scored in that period.
Richard Dent became just the second defensive end to be named Super Bowl MVP. The first being Harvey Martin, as he shared to MVP with fellow D-Lineman Randy White for Super Bowl XII.
Jim McMahon became the 6th player to rush for two touchdowns in a Super Bowl and he is still the only quarterback to rush for more than one touchdown in a Super Bowl.
A major reason why the 46 defense was so effective in 1985 was that almost all of their opponents were unprepared for its then-unusual primary tactic: blitz five to eight players on each play. But in less than two years, offensive coaches discovered how to exploit the 46 defense by using quick, timed passes from formations that used multiple receivers.
The Last Precinct debuted on NBC after the game.
This was the first Super Bowl where the winning coach did not receive the traditional call from the President of the United States. Winning teams are now rewarded a trip to the White House to be congratulated by the president personally.
Walter Payton did not score in the game.
Kevin Butler hit 3 field goals
The Bears defense became one of the few teams to get a safety in a Super Bowl (Henry Waechter, Bears D-End, sacked Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan
Why did Ahmad Bradshaw want to stop before his winning Superbowl touchdown?
Eli Manning actually told Bradshaw "don't score!" (or something to that effect) just as he handed Bradshaw the ball. Bradshaw himself said this on Mike and Mike in the Morning yesterday during an interview with them.
The reason Manning said not to score was because if he scored on that play, it left the Patriots 1 minute on the clock to score again. IF Bradshaw had taken a knee on the 1 yard line, they could have, in theory, run the clock down further before attempting to score a TD or a FG to win it, leaving the Patriots no time to come back.
If the Steelers win the Superbowl will there be another asterisk next to the win like the last 2 they won?
explain plz, despite non calls bad calls or costly calls, you have to make plays as long as there is time on the clock, seattle couldn't overcome. i admit there was a questionable call that went the steelers way but with plenty of time seattle couldn't overcome they lost thier will imo to win, and the cards got a safety and a td leading the game,pgh got a costly penalty on the last drive that game and the steelers drove at least 80yds down the field to score a td,the cards didn't make defense plays,but when the cards got the ball back the couldn't make plays to win. please explain what officials have to do with making plays
Why do Americans like to Watch HandEgg, what is this SuperBowl?
Don't you worry. We all know that soccer (football) is such a superior sport.
You and the rest of the world can continue to watch those pony tailed laden pretty boys sashay their way across a pitch, only to go down in a heap as though they've just been shot, when an opposing player breathes on them wrong.
Such a beautiful game, even when it's 0-0, because it was all about the beauty of the game, when no one did anything and neither team scored, and no one won. They tied because neither did anything, and it's so beautiful.
Pretty boy passes to wanna be pretty boy, who passes it to wuss boy, who goes down in a heap and writhes around after another player from another team came within 10 feet of him. He gets up, looks at super hot, brain dead girlfriend in the stands (I believe they're called WAGS, yeah, they're just as useless in the U.S. as they are where you're at), realizes he wants to play on, and fake hobbles over to the sidelines, gets his makeup on, then goes out again.
And they prance and run all over the field, and it's so beautiful. And nothing happens. And it's so exciting. And depending on who wins, the fans riot afterwords. Even if no one wins, as ties are common. There we go again!
South Africa, here we come!
I would say the best teams are the Jets, Packers, Ravens and the Falcons
Jets- Great defense if they can bring in both Holmes and Edwards I don't know how people can stop their recievers and score points.
Packers- Just a very good all-around team. If Aaron Rodgers can hold up and avoid injuries this could be a dynasty.
Ravens- Joe Flacco is one of the most accurate passers today. Also like MJD said those four great players are hard to ignore. (Haloti Ngata, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and Terell Suggs.)
Falcons- Going up and adding Julio Jones could make the Falcons a team to reckon with, if their defense holds up I don't know how anyone will stop them.
Notice: All of these have very good young qb's
How many Superbowls have been won where the last score was a 3 point field goal?
As of the 2010-2011 season, there have only been 4 such Super Bowls. In fact, 3 of these game winning field goals broke a tie, and only one resulted in the final lead change.
The 3 Super Bowls where a game winning field goal broke a tie:
Super Bowl V (1970-1971 season): Jim O'Brien kicks a game winning 32-yard field goal, as the Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13.
Super Bowl XXXVI (2001-2002 season): Adam Viniateri kicks a game winning 48-yard field goal, as the New England Patriots defeat the St. Louis Rams 20-17.
Super Bowl XXXVIII (2003-2004 season): Adam Viniateri kicks a game winning 41-yard field goal, as the New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers 32-29.
The only one where the lead exchanged hands:
Super Bowl XXV (1990-1991 season): Matt Barr kicks a game winning 21-yard field goal, as the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19. (Ironically, this Super Bowl is more memorable because of Scott Norwood's missed field goal attempt at the end of the game.)
Superbowl Block Pool Variations !! Can anyone explain the different variations of superbowl block pools?
We sell all 100 squares..... then we draw numbers (0-9) for each square ACROSS the top. then we draw numbers (0-9) for each square DOWN the side. then label the top #'s either winner, home or AFC (or NFC).
we pay each quarter.... half time & final scores getting most of the $$
Why are the Dolphins and their fans celebrating like they won the Superbowl?
its infinitely better than finishing 0-16. and its kind of like when a team of handicapped kids beats a team of normal kids...they go nuts. let them enjoy it, theyve only gotten to celebrate once this year.
What is considered to be the worst SuperBowl in history?
1) Superbowl XXIV- 49ers blasted the Broncos 55-10. 49ers put up a superbowl record 55pts on the underdog Broncos.
2)Superbowl XXVII- Cowboys destroyed the Bills 52-17 the infamous Leon Lett failed return was the only reason the Cowboys didn't break the 49ers record (55pts).
3)Superbowl XXXV- Ravens dominated the Giants 34-7. The Giants only score was a kickoff return that was immediately answered.
4)Superbowl XXIX- 49ers dismantled the Chargers 49-26. I remember feeling like the Chargers didn't belong in that game, and I was right.
5)Supebowl XXII-the Redskins absolutely ran through the Broncos 42-10. The Broncos got their 10 first, then let the Redskins run up 35pts in the 2nd qtr alone. It was cruise control from that point.
Do you think Matt Millen and the Detroit Lions deserve a superbowl ring and trophy this year?
Yes they DESERVE to win
but you look at this team, they gave up 56 points to the eagles, thats not a good sign for the offence, i mean you saw what happened in the second half, lions offence had to much pressure knowing that they had to score because their D couldnt stop the eagles, and you cant expect a team with only offence to carry you to the super bowl, even the greatest show on turf played some defence, thats why they won a super bowl and reached another.
So i expect detroit to upgrade their defence if not now than on the offseason, but they better not wait too long like KC did a few years ago, because if u look at them now, the majority of that offence is now gone, but Detroit still has time
What will it take for the Falcons to make it to the Superbowl in the future?
Atlanta is a funny team. If you look at all there past postseason results, you will realize that they lost to Arizona, who then went to the superbowl and they also lost to Green bay who then won the superbowl. It`s kind of bad luck but regardless to that the one problem I believe they have is any big plays or risks they take. Giants played some amazing defense but the Falcons did not really do anything to make them work. We all know that Giants have a great defensive line so Micheal Turner was not going to have a big game so the game was in Matt Ryan`s hand. Falcons have the weapons but Matty Ice seems to get nervous and thats what I think was killing them. They did let 24 points but if the offence could have actually scored then it would took a lot of pressure of the defense. Falcons are a good team but Matt Ryan has to really want it for them to go far in the playoffs. He can`t depend on the run game. I think they will do much better next year and dont really need to do anything. They got Julio Jones this season and he didn't help that much because again matt Ryan has to take more risks and that was what Eli loves to do
What does it mean to gamble on 'squares' -like for the superbowl?
there is a grid, 10 by 10 set up
each square is then sold for say, $2
after all squares are sold, numbers are randomly placed along the top row and side row, from 0 - 9
now at the end of the first quarter, half time, and final, the last number of the score of the game for each team will correspond to one square, which is the winner.
So if at half time the score is Patriots 21, Giants 10, then whoever had the square that lines up with (1) and (0) would win the prize for that draw.
The fun with these is that it is just random luck, not skill, which deterimines the winner. It's all randomly picked so anyone can win! Good Luck!
What does it mean to buy squares, like for the superbowl?
Just pick a square and you get two numbers, one for the Patriots and one for the Giants. Say you get Pats 2 and Giants 5. The Patriots need to have a 2 as last number in their score such as 2, 12, 22, 32.... and the Giants need a 5 such as 5, 15, 25, 35. They both have to have numbers that end that way for you to win. Usually there is a payout for the end of each quarter and the final for a total of 4 chances to win. It's fun, I have 5 squares for today.
What team are guys going for or betting on in the superbowl? and are u guys ready?
I want the Ravens to win. I made a bet with my bro who is the true Ravens fan (I like the Bengals). We bet on our predictions. Whoever is closer to the actual score wins. I have to make koolaid for my bro if I lose, while my bro will have to give me $5 if I win
By what I've seen in the regular season, I would have to say the Indianapolis Colts... They have looked the best throughout the entire season when the starters were playing of course. They have come from behind on numerous occasions so we know they are battle tested... They have the best QB in the league in Peyton Manning... and their defense is looking surprisingly stout... As a long time Colts fan I know not to expect the same in the playoffs but our ace in the hole is that we have home field advantage throughout the playoffs... I think that should propell us to the super bowl but the only thing that scares me is the Chargers... Hopefully the Ravens or Pats will knock them off and we will glide to the Super Bowl... And if they get there i dont see them losing to anyone in the NFC because they are all inconsistent... But if i had to choose I would say the score to the Super Bowl would be Indianapolis Colts 24 - Minnesota Vikings 14
I got long hair and I wanna shave it for the superbowl what should I do?
A good hairstyle for shaving your head and putting the score on the back would be to shave your head and put the score on the back, I don't think any other hairstyle would achieve your aim successfully...
What are ten things that occurred at the superbowl?
1. colts started off up 10-0.
2. saints failed to convert a 4th and goal to a TD.
3. saints went for an on-side kick to start the 3rd.. and recovered (10-6 colts at this point).
4. it was the first on-side kick (recovered or just attempted im not sure) in the super bowl to not occur in the 4th quarter (they went on to score taking a 13-10 lead).
5. werent a lot of penalties called.
6. saints went for 2 to try and get a 7 point lead in the 4th, they called it no good, but reviewed and it turns out it was good (24-17 saints at this point).
7. peyton threw a costly pic 6 late in the 4th.
8. and they didnt even score after that, being down 31-17 and on their own 5 yard line.
9. all-in-all, after part-way threw the first quarter, saints outscoared them 31-7..
10. and won the game 31-17. drew brees got MVP (and rightfully so).
How does betting on the superbowl work in Las Vegas?
The point difference is what is referred to as a "spread." A spread is created to essentially level the playing field.
As you are aware, most of the world considers the Patriots to be a stronger team overall than the Giants. Because of this Vegas oddsmakers want to make it a little harder to bet on them. Therefore, they might make the Patriots (-13). This means that before the game even starts, if you are betting on the Pat's, you are down 13 to 0. So the Pat's must win the game by more than 13 to win your bet.
On the other hand, the Giants would be a (+13) so you would be up 13-0 when the game kicks off. The Giants don't have to win the game to win your bet, they just can't lose by more than 13 points.
Another popular bet in Vegas is called the "over/under", This is a number that Vegas will come up with, and it refers to the total amount of points scored by both teams during the game. It's your choice to bet whether the total points scored will be higher than that number or lower than that number.
In that bet, it doesn't matter who wins the game but rather how many combined points are scored when the final whistle blows.
Who will win the Superbowl if it becomes a defensive battle?
The colts. The first reason is nothing rattles Peyton Manning, you might git him off track for one drive but he will strike back so you cant blitz him. The saints safeties are questionable and will be exposed. The nest reason is the saints have no running game which is a plus for the colts and Drew Brees is easily rattled.