There are 20 questions here, with two answers each, ranging from the inane (heads or tails on the coin flip) to the creative (what will be the jersey number of the first player to score a touchdown) to the mildly insulting (will Tom Brady rush for more than 0.5 yards) to the brain-addling (will the score ever be tied after it’s 0-0). The questions are mostly borrowed from various sports gambling operations, and most are given roughly 50-50 odds by the people who care about such things.
So pass the quiz out to all your friends and follow along as the game goes on; about half of the questions will be decided by the time Maroon 5 finishes its halftime show, but there should be enough doubt to keep you paying attention until the end. Use total points as a tiebreaker, and don’t let this stop you from placing bets on whether Josh Reynolds will finish with at least 34½ receiving yards. (He’s a wide receiver.) (On the Rams.)
The Washington Post’s Matt Bonesteel has also offered some guidance on which Super Bowl prop bets seem juiciest. And if you absolutely must do a Super Bowl squares pool, The Post’s analytics guru, Neil Greenberg, has you covered with a tip sheet on the best and worst numbers to have.
(Strictly for informational purposes, The Post’s Super Bowl crew played the inaugural version of this game last February. It was considered a great success. The guy who won no longer works in the Sports department, though.)