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August 25th, 2010 at 10:35:36 AM permalink
This is yet another near worthless Wizard of Vegas contest. The object it to specify the winning and losing teams in the 2011 Super Bowl. In the event two or more people pick the same outcome, then I will have to ask those in contention to specify a specific margin of victory before the game, the closest person to win. In the event nobody wins, but somebody picked the right two teams, but incorrectly predicted which team would win, then he shall win the contest.

The prize shall be something like a copy of my book, Wizard of Odds polo shirt, and a free lunch with yours truly. I'm flexible about substitutions if you already have, or don't want, any of the prizes.
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August 25th, 2010 at 10:41:46 AM permalink
Patriots over the Vikings.

I don't bet sports and don't know a damn thing about professional football. I just wanted to be the first to get in on the action.
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August 25th, 2010 at 10:44:34 AM permalink
Cowboys over Chargers

Homer pick all the way.
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:00:53 AM permalink
Am I correct to assume one entry per contestant?

Vikings over the Colts.

Ol' Bret is "due." ;)
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:04:25 AM permalink
Patriots over Cowboys
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:14:44 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Am I correct to assume one entry per contestant?



Yes.
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:15:06 AM permalink
I enjoy watching a good game, but that's about it.
I tend to watch the Superbowl more for the commercials than for the game.
I am SUCH a non-sports fan, that I don't even know which teams are in which conference.

The only two teams I can think of that I know are in different conferences would be my local teams.


Therefore, as stupid as it sounds...


Jets lose to the Giants.
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:20:19 AM permalink
I will take the Anti-Nareed position and go with Colts over Vikings.
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:23:04 AM permalink
Jets over Cowboys in the Super Bowl. I was going to pick the Browns, but then I realized that they might not even win 6 games.
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:40:53 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: Nareed

Am I correct to assume one entry per contestant?

Yes.

OK, Wizard. It's time to find a way to lock in posts and make certain no one can edit their bets.

Quote: DJTeddyBear

I am SUCH a non-sports fan, that I don't even know which teams are in which conference.

I have admitted that I know nothing about professional football, so now I will reveal my strategy for this contest. This thread derives from Nareed's "One lousy bet" thread where he named what he said were the four most-likely teams. I checked the NFL web site and found that three of the four are in the AFC. I picked one of those three at random over the one from the NFC. How stupid is that for someone with no knowledge of the teams?
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August 25th, 2010 at 11:56:17 AM permalink
Steelers over Packers.
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August 25th, 2010 at 12:10:42 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

How stupid is that for someone with no knowledge of the teams?



I won't judge. But if you win, you owe me one third the prize :P
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August 25th, 2010 at 1:04:05 PM permalink
Colts over Packers
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August 25th, 2010 at 2:20:35 PM permalink
When does the entry period close?
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August 25th, 2010 at 2:34:18 PM permalink
Colts over Saints in thrilling rematch.

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August 25th, 2010 at 2:39:26 PM permalink
Quote: nyuhoosier

P.S. Where's lunch?

Now there is a man with confidence!
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August 25th, 2010 at 3:06:02 PM permalink
Patriots over Vikings
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August 25th, 2010 at 3:07:49 PM permalink
Quote: ChampagneFireball

Patriots over Vikings



Dang it, someone already got that one before me. So I'll take by 6 points, and Doc can choose over or under.
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August 25th, 2010 at 3:21:46 PM permalink
Saints over Jets
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August 25th, 2010 at 3:57:36 PM permalink
Vikings over Cowboys
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August 25th, 2010 at 4:15:05 PM permalink
Quote: ChampagneFireball

Quote: ChampagneFireball

Patriots over Vikings

Dang it, someone already got that one before me. So I'll take by 6 points, and Doc can choose over or under.

I think the Wizard already has the tie breaker rules set for most of the likely ties. Now if I had my choice of tie breaker rules, I would opt for "First in line wins." :-)
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August 25th, 2010 at 5:28:19 PM permalink
pats over saints
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August 25th, 2010 at 5:33:45 PM permalink
Cowboys vs. Ravens.

If I have to pick a winner - Cowboys.
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August 25th, 2010 at 6:21:29 PM permalink
The correct answer, of course, is ---Saints over the Jets!
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August 25th, 2010 at 6:41:11 PM permalink
Patriots over the Cowboys......of course!
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August 25th, 2010 at 6:50:14 PM permalink
Quote: dwheatley

Vikings over Cowboys



Not possible. I'll give you 10,000 to 1 odds those teams don't face each other in the superbowl.



I think the Colts over the Vikings is a really good pick, but Since I'm a Giants fan and have a good feeling about it- I will go with Giants over chargers as my official pick.
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August 25th, 2010 at 6:53:13 PM permalink
Winner: Pittsburgh Penguins
Loser: Hiroshima Carp

Get your bets down now before everyone else wises up!

Oh, and the Penguins will win by six furlongs.
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August 25th, 2010 at 8:45:19 PM permalink
I'll go Jets over the Vikings.
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August 26th, 2010 at 6:44:18 AM permalink
I see a Pats - Pack rematch coming up.
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August 26th, 2010 at 11:42:49 AM permalink
Packers over the Jets
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August 26th, 2010 at 1:42:15 PM permalink
Chargers over Falcons
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August 26th, 2010 at 3:24:23 PM permalink
Jets over Packers
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August 26th, 2010 at 3:42:02 PM permalink
Packers over Colts
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August 26th, 2010 at 6:48:14 PM permalink
Arizona over San Diego.
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August 27th, 2010 at 5:40:40 PM permalink
Packers over Patriots.
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August 27th, 2010 at 9:18:39 PM permalink
Colts over the Cowboys
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August 29th, 2010 at 9:51:38 AM permalink
Cowboys over Ravens
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August 29th, 2010 at 10:19:44 AM permalink
Colts over Cowboys
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September 8th, 2010 at 11:56:18 PM permalink
Predictions are now closed. Here they all are for the record.

Pick By
Patriots over the Vikings. Doc
Cowboys over Chargers Lote
Vikings over the Colts. Nareed
Patriots over Cowboys Chuck
Jets lose to the Giants. DJTeddyBear
Colts over Vikings rdw4potus
Jets over Cowboys luckyjackg
Steelers over Packers. Mosca
Colts over Packers sunrise089
Colts over Saints nyuhoosier
Patriots over Vikings ChampagneFireball
Saints over Jets thecesspit
Vikings over Cowboys dwheatley
pats over saints cclub79
Cowboys over Ravens. FinsRule
Saints over the Jets docsjs
Patriots over the Cowboys IrishWake
Giants over chargers BigRoss71
Jets over the Vikings. bcooper
Pats - Pack CapnDave
Packers over the Jets Ayecarumba
Chargers over Falcons avargov
Jets over Packers patespates
Packers over Colts Slyther
Arizona over San Diego. AZDuffman
Packers over Patriots. SOOPOO
Colts over the Cowboys Toes14
Cowboys over Ravens EnvyBonus
Colts over Cowboys crazyiam
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September 9th, 2010 at 12:56:20 AM permalink
Too late to pick Tebow as Super Bowl MVP. Oh well.
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September 9th, 2010 at 7:00:46 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Too late to pick Tebow as Super Bowl MVP. Oh well.



He might get traded to the Vikings. Don't lose hope.
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September 9th, 2010 at 9:17:10 AM permalink
Quote: nyuhoosier

P.S. Where's lunch?



OK, so to add another twist to this, how 'bout the
person who selects the two teams with the worst
combined W/L record also gets lunch with the Wizard...

...but (as punishment) the lunch is at the Imperial
Palace buffet ?
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September 9th, 2010 at 12:17:18 PM permalink
Bucs and Chiefs. But why punish the Wiz with the IP???
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September 9th, 2010 at 5:06:43 PM permalink
Last one....

Chargers over Cowboys.
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September 9th, 2010 at 6:05:49 PM permalink
One more ? The more the merrier ? Chargers over Cardinals by 6.
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September 10th, 2010 at 11:17:22 AM permalink
New Orleans over Indianapolis by 7.
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September 10th, 2010 at 1:43:07 PM permalink
May be too late but WTF!

Packers over Ravens.
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January 6th, 2011 at 1:40:50 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Packers over the Jets



I had totally forgotten about this thread, which is unusual for me, since there is the potential for real prizes. In any case, I need to get my "cheesehead" hat out of the garage. Maybe when I take down my Christmas lights this weekend.
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January 6th, 2011 at 1:52:21 PM permalink
Based on Wizard's official list..here is who is still alive: (11 out of 29)
(Unless I messed one up)

Pick By
Steelers over Packers. Mosca
Colts over Packers sunrise089
Colts over Saints nyuhoosier
Saints over Jets thecesspit
pats over saints cclub79
Saints over the Jets docsjs
Pats - Pack CapnDave
Packers over the Jets Ayecarumba
Jets over Packers patespates
Packers over Colts Slyther
Packers over Patriots. SOOPOO

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January 6th, 2011 at 7:23:44 PM permalink
OK, I'll get ahead of the curve on this one and pick the Browns to make
it to their first superbowl in 2047, in the first post nuclear winter game,
thanks to their mutant wide receiver corps.
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