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. Eff Coldplay. There is no question 4 this year. Just name your favorite Earth, Wind & Fire song.
5. Will Lady Gaga's rendition of the National Anthem run longer than 2:20?
Previous winners: 2006: Benner; 2007: me; 2008: Joseph J. Finn ; 2009: Scott; 2010: Scott again; 2011: GoldnI; 2012: Phil; 2013: Benner; 2014: Isaac Spaceman, and 2015: StvMg. As they will tell you, the prizes are Fame and Glory within this community, but nothing financial.
My picks: Carolina 27-20, Newton, Anheuser-Busch, "Groove Tonight," shorter. And Stephen Curry points (-4.5) (-115).