This Sunday, many football fans will have an added interest in the Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. They’ll be rooting for their “squares” or their “boxes“.
In the most popular and common version of the pool, each box holder is assigned a number between 0-9 for each team. If the number in the box matches the last digit in the score at the end of each quarter, that box holder wins. Here’s how the first 40 Super Bowls have paid out:
My favorite strategy that I like to employ every year is to purchase a full diagonal or other arrangement which locks in each number for both teams. No matter what the score is, I will have one of the numbers for one of the teams. Then every time the score changes, I have a chance it can land on me. Sure, it’s all luck but I enjoy playing this way.
What is YOUR strategy?