1. Winner/final score.Tiebreaker: pick a prop bet Get it right. The tougher the odds, the better you do.
2. Official Game MVP.
3. Which advertiser tops the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter?
4. Predict Lady Gaga's setlist.
5. Either predict whether Luke Bryan's National Anthem performance will be over/under 2:15, or say something about the Schuyler Sisters' performance of "America the Beautiful."
Previous winners: 2006: Benner; 2007: me; 2008: Joseph J. Finn ; 2009: Scott; 2010: Scott again; 2011: GoldnI; 2012: Phil; 2013: Benner; 2014: Isaac Spaceman, 2015: StvMg, and 2016: Lou Wainwright. As they will tell you, the prizes are Fame and Glory within this community, but nothing financial.
My answers: New England 31-23, Chris Hogan, Anheuser-Busch because I always pick them (probably the Spuds McKenzie ad), Just Dance/Poker Face/(Something Recent That I Haven't Heard)/Born This Way/Edge of Glory, Under (and they won't be in costume, sadly), and Devonta Freeman under 54.5 rushing yards.