Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and there’s no better way to get in on the action than with your very own football pool. This is a great way to share in NFL’s big game at home or in the office.
The football “squares sheet” is a fun alternative to wagering on the big game through an accredited sports book. Heck, you don’t even need to know anything about football or sports betting to win at this game.
Here’s how to play:
Hint: This is all done prior to the start of the big game.
Download and print the Super Bowl 48 squares sheet right here.
Sell squares to friends, family, coworkers, Super Bowl party patrons, etc and have them write their name in the square or squares of their choice. Squares may be sold for whatever value your group determines or based on the amount of disposable income in the room at the time. (Most play for $1 to $5 per square) Just remember, the more the square costs, the bigger the payday for the winners.
Write numbers 0-9 on cut up squares of paper and toss them into a hat or paper bag.
Pull out one number randomly and write it in the DARK GREY box along the top under Denver Broncos until the hat/bag is empty. Then place the cut numbers back into the hat/bag.
Pull out one number randomly and write it in the DARK GREY box along the left side going down next to Seattle Seahawks.
Hang the squares sheet up in a place where everyone can see or if you have the means, distribute a copy of the finished squares sheet to everyone playing.
Watch the game and follow the scoreboard!
At the end of each quarter write down the score. You will use the last digit in each team’s score after each quarter to determine a winner. For example, if the Broncos are winning 27-0 over the Seahawks at the end of the first quarter, Whichever participant has his/her name in the Broncos “7” square that intersects with the Seahawks “0” square wins the pot.
There should be four “pots” that are paid out to the quarterly winner(s). How the pots are diced up (valued) depends on the organizer, as well as how much is actually in the till. Keep in mind that final score winner traditionally takes home the biggest pot, followed by the halftime winner. First and third quarter pots are typically equal … and the smallest.
Remember that Super Bowl 2014 kickoff/start time between Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX channel this upcoming Sunday. Therefore, get this party grid filled up sooner rather than later.