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You Will Need
- Poster board
- A marker
- A ruler
- A few pens
- Scrap paper
- A hat or bowl
- A photocopier
- A computer printer (optional)
- An actual interest in football (optional)
Make a grid
On the poster board draw a grid 10 rows across and 10 columns down, using the marker and ruler. Leave enough room in each square for people to write their names.
Label with team names
When the big game's teams are determined, write their names on the poster board, one above the top of the grid and the other down the left side.
Pass the grid along to anyone interested in placing a bet. Let participants pick as many empty squares as they’d like, writing their name in each one.
Number pieces of paper
After you’ve filled all the squares, cut 10 strips of paper, number them from zero through nine, fold them, and toss them into a hat or bowl.
Draw a number at random and write it above the first square in the top row of your grid. Draw the remaining nine pieces of paper, filling in the corresponding numbers across the top row.
Draw numbers for vertical column
Toss the papers back in the hat and draw each one again, this time numbering the vertical column down the left side of the grid.
Once the grid is filled in, make copies for the bettors. If you’re throwing a party, hang the original grid so everyone can see it.
Find your winner
When the game ends, take the last digit of each team’s point total to locate the lucky square. For example, if the final score is New York 17, New England 14, line up the No. 7 from the New York side of the grid with the No. 4 on New England’s side. The person with the intersecting square wins.