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TV Squad's Super Bowl squares game

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jan 23rd 2006 12:23PM
super bowl xlAfter an exciting bit of televised football this weekend (or not-so-exciting, depending on what team you were rooting for), we now know who will face off during Super Bowl XL in Detroit, this February 5th: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Since the Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television, it only seems fitting that we do something here to honor that tradition, while at the same time giving something back to some of our readers. To do that, we're going to give away some newly printed TV Squad T-Shirts to four lucky winners in a "Super Bowl squares" game. Not sure how the game works? Read on.

TV Squad Shirt logoHere's how the game works. A game board is drawn up with 10x10 squares. Across the top of the board is the name of one team, and to the left of the board is the name of the opposing team. The names of the game players are put into the game boxes in a random fashion. Once all of the squares have been filled with names, the columns on the board are numbered 0 through 9, though their placement is random. The same goes for the rows.

See here for an example of how the board would look (minus contestant names, of course).

The numbers beside each team name represent the last digit in the score for that team. For example, if the score were 14 Seattle, 3 Pittsburgh, the contestant who's name is in the square under the '4' of Seattle and the '3' of Pittsburgh would win.

We will give one T-Shirt away at the end of every quarter of the game (the T-Shirt image is to the right; green on black shirt). If your name is in the box with the corresponding score for the quarter, you win! We will then contact each winner for your mailing address. In the event that you win more than one T-Shirt, you can be a nice guy and offer it up to another contestant, or keep it for yourself -- the choice is yours.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post mentioning either your favorite or least favorite aspect of TV Squad -- if you simply leave a nonsense or one-word comment, it won't count. The first 100 people to comment, following those instructions, will get a random spot on the board (you can only enter once). Once the board is full, we will update on this page with the names filling the squares, though with no numbers assigned to the squares yet. Then, the Friday before the game, we will update the board with the numbers.

Confusing enough for you? Here's another description on how this game is usually played. Also, if you see that we've reached 100 comments, don't let that stop you from commenting! There's a chance someone didn't read the directions here fully and aren't qualified for a square. Also, if we get 200 elegible comments, we'll open up another pool alongside the first one!

Good luck!

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Tom

The best thing about tv squad is it gives me a forum to express my thoughts and opinion, get feedback from other writers, and in some instances carry on dialogue about different shows.

February 04 2006 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nagle

My favorite part of TVSquad is how reading it lets me know what to watch on my TiVo first when I show up to work...and what to put onto the TiVo that I may be missing...and how you guys almost never lead me astray.

Thanks for that.

February 03 2006 at 2:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike Klein

Hey, I noticed that while my initials show up in the legend for the grid (MK) I can't find the MK in the grid. Am I just blind?

February 02 2006 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Erica

I love reading your reviews for TV shows. You see, not all my friends share my love for certain shows, so I'm always interested in hearing what others have to say.

February 02 2006 at 4:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff James

No least favorites! My favorite thing about the site is the constant updates. I visit the site multiple times during the day to be keep "up to date" with all things TV.
Spoilers are always interesting too.

Keep up the good work!

February 02 2006 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Julie Burger

My favorite part of TV Squad is your timely and quick updates...nothing goes on in the world of television that you guys don't report and blog on right away!

February 02 2006 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yte

My favorite part about tvsquad is that it has a section for spoilers, cant get enough of those

February 02 2006 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
homerj312

The best part of TV squad is definitely the live chats for lost and 24.

homerj312

February 02 2006 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike C

Wow! I just discovered this site today, and now it will be a daily destination! It'll be nice to share some of my crazy TV trivia and knowledge with people who'll appreciate it (I hope!)

February 02 2006 at 12:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan McClure

I stumbled across TVSquad while searching the web for stuff on LOST. However, the second I was here I found myself combing through the archives and now visiting this site daily. I love the What's on tonight segments as well as the hate/love lists.

Absolutely one of my favorite sites on the web.

February 02 2006 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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