Forget climatology. It’s time for something really controversial. How to fill in those grid squares on the Super Bowl office pool. An example of one is shown below.
The full details are over at Edgehogs. Be sure to also make your picks for the game itself. The most especially prescient personage will pull home an electronic gizmo gratis.
Sometimes you get to see the labels on the grid rows and columns first, but sometimes you don’t and those labels are written in after everybody has bought their box. If you get to see them first, then use the strategy outlined. If you don’t see them until after, then at least you will be able to help figure your chances before the game.
Not surprisingly, it turns out some squares were seen more often than others. The green X’s show the best locations, and the red O’s show the worst.
Perhaps we should have some sort of poll: how many will watch the game? how many watch more for the commercials? how many genuinely follow the game? how many remember that spring training, and therefore a return to real sports, is only a month away?
Or maybe we should have a game-day temperature forecast contest?