Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Super Bowl Boxes are a glorious way for you, on one day during the calendar year, to gamble with your office mates or buddies (and unlike March Madness this requires zero skill or thought at all). Chances are you at this very moment have a spreadsheet on your computer or a print out on your desk that has your name in a variety of boxes. You are sitting there looking at each box likely thinking "OH COME ON 2-5? What kind of BS is that?" or you are celebrating a glorious number like 0-3 or 0-7. Well, how about we delve into the 44 year history of the Super Bowl and take a look into just exactly what has hit.
~44 Super Bowls * 4 Quarters = 176 Squares Hit
~45 of the 100 number combinations have never once hit.
~2s, 5s, and 8s are pretty much a death combination regardless of what they are paired with. If they are paired with each other you might as well just throw the sheet out.
~John Elway led the Broncos to back to back Super Bowl losses in the 80s. In each of those 8 quarters his team finished with a 0. The Broncos scored 30 points in the 2 games, ethey scored 10 points in 3 seperate quarters.
~Super Bowl V would have been a very boring squares as the numbers were (0,3), (6,3), (6,3), (6,3).
~Finally the below chart shows how much payout there would have been if you had a 1000$ pool per Super Bowl every year.