Let's face it, fans of 30 NFL teams don't get to see their team in the Super Bowl, so there has to be something special about the game to keep them interested from start to finish
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 30, 2008
A fantasy site announced today it is leaning on two key factors to definitively predict that the New England Patriots will lose -- the coin toss, that is.
ProperBowl.com blogger Jimmy Poole says the fact the NFC team has won 10 straight coin tosses and 13 out of 15, combined with Tom Brady's off-field good luck with the ladies makes it far from a 50-50 proposition.
"The Pats were actually the last AFC team to win back in Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans and it's been 10 in a row since then," he explains. "And poor Eli Manning doesn't have much luck - his brother Peyton does all the TV commercials and he could never get a chick as hot as Brady's arm candy, so the karma is with the Giants."
When the game is this big, it seems an awful waste of hype and excitement to be cheering simply for one team to win.
That acknowledgement that the NFL's Championship Game is one of the greatest sporting events of the year was the impetus behind ProperBowl.com, a free Super Bowl props contest that makes everything from the coin toss to the final margin of victory very important.
And now you know the answer to the coin toss question.
The competition rewards winners handsomely with huge Plasma TVs and other football jersey and ballcap prizes. Best of all, it's free to play. The contest asks football fans to answer 25 questions about the upcoming game between the Giants and Patriots, the latest installment in the generations-old sports war between the Boston and New York City.
If the predictions turn out to the correct answers, contestants earn fantasy points.
"Let's face it, fans of 30 NFL teams don't get to see their team in the Super Bowl, so there has to be something special about the game to keep them interested from start to finish," explains ProperBowl.com's Poole.
"Eagles fans may watch to cheer against the Giants and half the country may watch to cheer against the Patriots and their perfect season attempt. But having a contest like this -- I can cheer for a field goal longer than 40 yards or shorter or Brady vs. Manning passing yardage totals -- makes this the Super Bowl of Super Bowl contest."
The questions start with the coin toss. Do you predict heads or tails? And will the Giants or Pats win it? It moves quickly into options of who will score first and will it be a field goal, touchdown, special teams play or something else.
Detailed rules on how to play our Super Bowl competition are available on our site.
Last year, the ProperBowl.com game was blown wide open on the game's first play, when Devin Hester ran a kickoff back for a touchdown. There were huge points to be had for contestants who gambled that the first TD would be a kickoff return.
It wasn't a safe pick, but when it happened, those few contestants had a huge lead on the rest of the tournament.
The questions are 'props' style that have been popularized in recent years at Las Vegas sportsbooks and at websites like SportsBetting.com.
The ProperBowl.com contest went live Thursday Jan. 24 and will be open until moments before kickoff, when the answers to all those 25 questions will start to be revealed in real time, right there on the big screen.
Visit http://www.ProperBowl.com to sign up and play the free Super Bowl contest for your chance to win bragging rights and great prizes. Challenge your friends to play for some added competition.