Postseason Pick’em Contest: Super Bowl official picks

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Updated: February 2, 2013

The Brothers Harbaugh square off in Super Bowl XLVII, just as our WCSN Postseason Pick’em contestants square off for a chance at glory.

Dramatic finish

All things must come to an end — sadly, even our Water Cooler Sports Postseason Pick’em Contest. We started out with 24 hopeful contestants and round by round have narrowed down the field to our two championship contenders and two vying for third place.

Even though this is the biggest game of the year, our pickers seem to have gotten suddenly a bit conservative, much like a lot of NFL coaches who retreat into their shells in the fourth quarter. Like last week, our competitors were pretty uniform in their predictions, although top-seeded dalaislama did break with the pack to pick the Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers. On the other hand, even he hedged his bets, predicting the Ravens to triumph by a mere point, so apparently he thinks this game boils down to a coin flip.

Predictions for Super Bowl MVP were split right down the middle, with the higher-seeded contender in each match-up selecting Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and the lower-seeded contender giving the nod to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. No one was exactly imaginative or bold in their bonus predictions.

Overall, our prognosticators seem to think the two championship teams are pretty evenly matched, since no one projected a blowout win. Indeed, the largest margin of victory predicted was seven points. Apparently, the bettors agree with their assessment, since the in Vegas.

Perhaps the most off-the-wall prediction was by Childerz, who predicted the 49ers to win and yet picked Flacco to take home MVP honors. Then again, his tiebreaker prediction is also higher than his combined final score predictions, so he is clearly spreading out his risk. It will be interesting to see if his unconventional strategy pays off in the Bronze Match.

Congratulations to all four remaining entrants for having made it this far. You are the crème de la crème. May the best man win!

We are about to crown the champion of our Water Cooler Sports Pick’em Contest? Who will prevail on Super Bowl Sunday?

Super Bowl Round bracket

Official picks

Seed Contestant BAL @ SF TB MVP
1 dalaislama BAL 31 SF 30 61 Joe Flacco
7 jwoude23 BAL 24 SF 27 51 Colin Kaepernick
11 Childerz BAL 21 SF 28 53 Joe Flacco
13 BearsSaveLives BAL 20 SF 27 47 Colin Kaepernick

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Rourke Douglas Decker covers the Green Bay Packers beat for Water Cooler Sports. He resides with his family in the Twin Cities. He can be reached for questions or comments at . Connect with .

527 comments
adambballn
adambballn

Was anyone else hoping Bane was standing in the end one when the lights went out?

adambballn
adambballn

Culliver is on the sideline like... "This is so fucking gay."

aciddragon
aciddragon moderator

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aciddragon
aciddragon moderator

hmm this is strange, like a ninja cut the power to assassinate Goodell 

aciddragon
aciddragon moderator

Jacoby Jones thus far has a strong case for MVP

Childerz...
Childerz...

My weiner went from flacid to erect in. 005 seconds!!! Great memories of MTV when I was 14.

thebaskett
thebaskett

oh shit its destiny childs.. greatest halftime show ever

thebaskett
thebaskett

if there is a ton of smoke when the players come out we'll know if it was prerecorded or not

Childerz...
Childerz...

Sso far me fapping on stage is better quality than this shit...

thebaskett
thebaskett

holy shit prince let his hair go out

thebaskett
thebaskett

whats with the picture of a lamp on the stage

thebaskett
thebaskett

lets hope this is better than the black eyed pees

thebaskett
thebaskett

holy shit that was me on the fan countdown

Rourke
Rourke

This is embarrassing.

Childerz...
Childerz...

Is that Joe Montana out there?? Oh no it is Joe Football!!! Joe Flacco of course!!! Mvp!!!!

thebaskett
thebaskett

so i am watching Home alone on ABC Family and i cant help but notice that they turned the word Ass into Butt. So let me get this straight.. ABC family has shows with teenage lesbians making out and groping each other, under aged drinking and sex, but yet they wont allow the word Ass? Disney's hypocracy will never cease to amaze me

thebaskett
thebaskett

love seeing what other stations decide to put on during the SB.. ABC Family is going with Home Alone.. Well played ABC Family.. Well played

thebaskett
thebaskett

TE receiving yards comparison. Nice CBS..

thebaskett
thebaskett

i was expecting much more from the niners d

aciddragon
aciddragon moderator

 this is bullshit, if NO can't keep there power on stop having SBs there 

Rourke
Rourke

 We gots a halftime recap article up.

Rourke
Rourke

 Isn't the Superdome infamous for power losses?

Rourke
Rourke

 This show looks weirdly prerecorded.

thebaskett
thebaskett

i would disagree, but ill take your word for it

Childerz...
Childerz...

a stick of butter carved into a figure of a squirrel is better entetainment than thhe black eyed peas.

Rourke
Rourke

 At least the Black Eyed Peas were an entertaining visual spectacle, even if the singing was terrible.

aciddragon
aciddragon moderator

 if you can block them they are very beatable. their secondary sucks so if the pass rush isn't getting there they can't stop anyone 

thebaskett
thebaskett

how does he not have the awareness to touch him?

Rourke
Rourke

 I could swear I've seen other games in which they lost power in the Superdome.

Houndog
Houndog

  It will be if someone succeeds in assassinating Goodell!

Childerz...
Childerz...

@Swive How do you prerecord an event at the Superbowl???

thebaskett
thebaskett

  i disagree.. it was all awful

thebaskett
thebaskett

  i know.. i witnessed them lose to the vikings

aciddragon
aciddragon moderator

 maybe he didn't think he caught it?

thebaskett
thebaskett

the disney x-mas parade is pre-recorded

Rourke
Rourke

 It would have been better had Tron: Legacy not come out a couple months prior. It looked like shameless plagiarism.

thebaskett
thebaskett

    thats been the lack of focus for them all game. imo

thebaskett
thebaskett

  maybe, but he will be asking that for the rest of his life