Super stakes: A quiz to liven up your Super Bowl party

February 3, 2013

It is here. It is Super Bowl Sunday.

Before you and your guests dive into the toothsome smorgasbord that will no doubt be artfully arranged around your recliner, take a few minutes with this quiz to help everybody get into the game. Even the non-sport-loving people can do this — and they may well win, as crazy things have a way of happening at the Super Bowl.

Pass out pens and paper for everyone to jot down their answers before the game, and you’re set. Just remember to keep your own stats so you can figure up who answered the most questions correctly. What the winner wins is up to you — a neck full of Mardi Gras beads, a gift certificate to a pizza/wing joint — but I’m thinking bragging rights are pretty priceless.

1. Will Alicia Keys flub the words to the National Anthem? Yes/No

2. Which team will win the coin toss? Ravens/49ers

3. Which team will score first? Ravens/49ers

4. Will there be a score in the first 2 minutes of the game? Yes/No

5. Will there be a score in the first 6 1/2 minutes of the game? Yes/No

6. Against which team will the first penalty be called? Ravens/49ers What penalty?____

7. Which team will call timeout first? Ravens/49ers

8. Which coach will use a challenge first? Ravens/49ers

9. Which team will turn the ball over first? Ravens/49ers

10. What will be the score at the end of the first half? Ravens:____49ers_____

11. Will Beyonce’s hair be straight or curly when she first appears on stage? Straight/curly

12. Will Beyonce sing more than 8 snippets of songs? Yes/No

13. Will Beyonce have more than 3 wardrobe changes? Yes/No

14. Will the television cameras show Jay-Z at some point during Beyonce’s performance? Yes/No

15. Will Alicia Keys join Beyonce in the halftime show? Yes/No

16. How many points will the Ravens score?____

17. How many points will be the 49ers score?____

18. Which team will score last? Ravens/49ers

19. Which team will have the longest (in yards) touchdown drive? Ravens/49ers

20. Which quarterback will have the most passing yards? Ravens/49ers

21. Will there be a successful 2-point conversion? Yes/No

22. How many challenges will be used?____

23. How many challenges will be won?____

24. Will the game go into overtime? Yes/No

25. Will any players be injured and not return? Yes/No

26. What will the final score be? Ravens:____49ers_____

27. Will there be any technical difficulties in the television broadcast? Yes/No

28. Will the Harbaugh parents come down on the field after the game? Yes/No

29. Will announcers/sideline reporters refer to the coaches being brothers more than 10 times? Yes/No

30. What color Gatorade/drink will be dumped on the winning coach? Clear/red/orange/yellow/green/blue/purple