Every year, to make the Super Bowl more interesting, the folks in my department do “Super Bowl Squares”.*
I’m sure you’ve seen them: a 10×10 grid with randomly drawn single digits running along the x and y axes. One team is the x axis, one the y. Entrants pay $5 per square. You choose which square(s) you want before the numbers are drawn. Which numbers you end up with are completely chance.
At the end of each of the first three quarters, if the last digit of each team’s score matches one of your squares, you win $100. If your numbers match the last digits of the final score, you win $200.
I always buy 2 squares. This year, my numbers are:
Giants 2, Patriots 7
Giants 6, Patriots 5
So for example, if at the end of a quarter, the score is Giants 16, Patriots 35, I win $100 ($200 if it’s the final score).
So, in the very unlikely scenario that the Giants sack Tom Brady in the end zone, that happy screaming sound you hear from an undisclosed location in Bellevue will be me.
*Yeah, I called it the Super Bowl. Come and get me, NFL.