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NN Prediction Contest Super Bowl - Final Results

I was doing a bit of research in the Niners Nation archives and found that this prediction contest has been around since at least the 2007 season. After 11 seasons and thousands of predictions, the game seems to be as popular as ever. As best as I can tell, the contest is only found here at Niners Nation and was started by howtheyscored who kicked off the 2007 Season with the results posts and Fooch picking the weekly games. After three seasons, life's other duties forced a change with this Call for Help, Farewell email and bignerd was the next man up to run the results, stepping up for the 2010 season and carrying it forward through 2015. The 2016 Regular season had to be canceled but we managed to bring it back for a year end Playoff contest that I ran.

The contest looks like it started with a bracket-like Head to Head tournament and morphed into the current Top 16 elimination tournament and separate Open tournament with past champions and links in case you're interested, below:

2007-2008 - Head to Head winner: howtheyscored: https://www.ninersnation.com/2008/1/23/152224/397

2008-2009 -€ Head to Head winner: albertoleecho: https://www.ninersnation.com/2009/2/3/748630/playoff-prediction-games-t

2009-2010 -€ Head to Head winner: YoungWillis; Open Playoff winner: ZeroIndulgence: https://www.ninersnation.com/2010/2/9/1303768/playoff-prediction-games-the-super

2010-2011 -€ Top 16 winner: 49erLou; BIT Open winner: jtoj: https://www.ninersnation.com/2011/2/6/1979345/super-bowl-xlv-prediction-games-results-49erlou-champion

2011-2012 -€ Top 16 winner: Str8Balr, Stupifyed; BIT Open winner: leaping_larry: https://www.ninersnation.com/2012/2/12/2794640/super-bowl-round-prediction-games-results

2012-2013 -€ Top 16 winner: Str8Balr; BIT Open winner: grantmp: https://www.ninersnation.com/2013/2/7/3965726/nfl-super-bowl-xlvii-round-prediction-games-results

2013-2014 -€ Top 16 winner: benna11; BIT Open winner: albertoleecho: https://www.ninersnation.com/2014/2/5/5385084/nfl-super-bowl-xlviii-prediction-games-results

2014-2015 -€ Top 16 winner: NinerFanInMD; BIT Open winner: NinerFanInMD: https://www.ninersnation.com/2015/2/3/7975815/nn-prediction-contest-2014-15-super-bowl-results

2015-2016 -€ *Top 16 winner: Str8Balr; *BIT Open winner: bpaSteve14: *Unofficial winners, final results from bignerd were never posted

2016-2017 -€ BIT Open winner: 76Mustang: https://www.ninersnation.com/2017/2/5/14518496/nn-playoff-prediction-contest-final-results-super-bowl-76mustang

2017-2018 -€ Super Bowl Final Playoff Results and Season Totals

TOP 16 Playoffs - Final 4

And then there was the 2017-2018 Season which concluded tonight in a sensational battle of offenses, ending with another Patriots Super Bowl loss which is fine by me. Your Prediction Contest Top 16 Champion for the 2017-2018 Season is..........Naguabo with a final 5-point round and sole prediction of an Eagles win! Congrats for all your contributions and sportsmanship this year, well done!

Honorable mention to uriel.delavega, wjackalope for providing the tough competition all season, and to our international friends including WitnessTheBritness who not only proved to be a capable competitor in his debut season but earned the respect "....between Peoples although separated by an ocean and under different governments, have the same language, similar religion and kindred blood." Would like to also thank our Aussie contingent for playing this year, and our favorite Italian speaking conversationalists: Naguabo and 49erFromItaly

Thanks also to our site facilitator David Fucillo "Fooch" for choosing the games and doing the Regular season weekly posts, and for bumping the Playoff Fanposts to the main page for us. And congrats, your predicting was much improved this season with 91 points, almost making it to the Playoffs.

Week 21, Super Bowl - Final Top 4 of the Top 16 Playoffs
Screen Name PHI NE Sub Score Points
41 33
Naguabo 34 20 26 5
uriel.delavega 24 28 - -
WitnessTheBritness 17 31 - -
wjackalope 24 28 - -

BIT OPEN Tournament

Fred Mercury is today's winner with a 5-point round for the Super Bowl game. TenMan with the only 1,000+ prediction of the offensive output today.

Week 21, Super Bowl
Screen Name PHI NE Sub Score Points pTotYds aTotYds NET Diff
TotYds
41 33
Fred Mercury 37 35 8 5 977 1151 174
KAC4niner 34 23 20 4 786 1151 365
PizzaBeer 31 27 20 4 768 1151 383
RaifSeverance 31 28 20 4 745 1151 406
reedkrase 31 29 20 4 833 1151 318
Dylan McKee 30 28 22 3 1151 1151
Nologojoe 30 28 22 3 818 1151 333
jjcool00 28 20 26 2 725 1151 426
Naguabo 34 20 26 2 795 1151 356
SpurredOn 27 24 28 1 775 1151 376
Beecharmer33 24 23 34 - 1151 1151
bpaSteve14 24 23 34 - 695 1151 456
McTee 20 17 42 - 601 1151 550
ThatNinerFan 20 17 42 - 625 1151 526
mostindeededly 70 3 60 - 980 1151 171
Ten-Man 40 0 66 - 1015 1151 136
49erfromItaly 17 23 - - 598 1151 553
49erLou 24 30 - - 788 1151 363
abewoodson 21 27 - - 740 1151 411
az9rfan 24 29 - - 710 1151 441
Burnin Davis 0 0 - - 0 1151 1151
JAX9er 24 27 - - - 1151 -
leaping_larry 20 27 - - 711 1151 440
Northbay9erfan 25 34 - - 762 1151 389
nynerfan4ever 27 31 - - 933 1151 218
Shanafandom 20 25 - - 650 1151 501
uriel.delavega 24 28 - - 845 1151 306
WitnessTheBritness 17 31 - - 790 1151 361
wjackalope 24 28 - - 734 1151 417
zchase6 20 24 - - 624 1151 527

And our BIT Open Champion is KAC4niner, who comes from behind with a 4-point game to share the final Open Playoff totals point lead with Shanafandom, both tied with 20 total playoff points. Tiebreaker goes to KAC4niner with a closer prediction to the insane total offensive yards for this game.....1,151 total yards (KAC4niner 786 yards to Shanafandom's 650 yards). Way to go!

Final Overall Rank Name FINAL CUMULATIVE TOTALS, SUPER BOWL - BIT OPEN
194 2 49% Wild Card Round Points Div. Round Points Conf. Champ. Points Super Bowl Points 342
Wins Bonus Points Win % Cum. TOT PTS.
1 KAC4niner 9 1 82% 6 9 1 4 20
1 Shanafandom 7 1 64% 7 11 2 0 20
2 az9rfan 7 0 64% 2 12 3 0 17
2 leaping_larry 7 0 64% 5 8 4 0 17
3 JAX9er 5 0 45% 5 2 9 0 16
4 bpaSteve14 6 0 55% 5 4 5 0 14
4 uriel.delavega 6 0 55% 3 7 4 0 14
4 Ni9er 5 0 50% 5 9 0 - 14
5 abewoodson 7 0 64% 3 5 5 0 13
5 Naguabo 5 0 45% 5 3 3 2 13
5 Gabbernick Anthem 3 0 30% 9 4 0 - 13
6 reedkrase 5 0 45% 4 4 0 4 12
7 Burnin Davis 6 0 55% 3 8 0 0 11
7 RaifSeverance 5 0 45% 5 2 0 4 11
8 49erLou 5 0 45% 3 7 0 0 10
9 Northbay9erfan 5 0 45% 5 0 4 0 9
9 PizzaBeer 5 0 45% 5 0 0 4 9
10 Ninerversity88 3 0 75% - 8 - - 8
10 WitnessTheBritness 5 0 45% 5 3 0 0 8
10 wjackalope 5 0 45% 2 3 3 0 8
10 zchase6 5 0 45% 2 1 5 0 8
11 49erfromItaly 6 0 55% 0 5 2 0 7
11 jjcool00 3 0 33% 4 1 - 2 7
12 Nologojoe 2 0 67% - - 3 3 6
12 Kijana 4 0 40% 4 2 0 - 6
12 Ten-Man 4 0 36% 4 2 0 0 6
13 Fred Mercury 7 0 64% 0 0 0 5 5
13 the_bones 5 0 63% 5 0 - - 5
13 Beecharmer33 6 0 55% 1 0 4 0 5
13 ThatNinerFan 5 0 45% 3 1 1 0 5
14 slc9erfan 2 0 50% 4 - - - 4
14 SpurredOn 5 0 45% 2 1 0 1 4
15 Dylan McKee 1 0 100% - - - 3 3
15 Paly 64 2 0 50% - 3 - - 3
15 treeman 4 0 50% 3 0 - - 3
15 NYners 3 0 30% 0 3 0 - 3
16 McTee 4 0 36% 1 1 0 0 2
16 nynerfan4ever 1 0 20% - 2 - 0 2
17 lincecaingarner 4 0 50% 1 0 - - 1

Final Season Stats

I wanted to make special mention to those Predictors with a special gift of predicting based on various stats that I keep throughout the season.

Total Wins (and Bonus Points) - wjackalope snares the title (again, as in 2015-16) as the overall top predictor in terms of wins and earning those helpful bonus points.

Total Points - Burnin Davis with this year's title as the top overall points winner.

Winning % - NoHero08, with the top predicting success rate, based on 91 games. Just as good was PA9er! with a slight percentage edge behind (67.92% to 68.13%), based on more games....106.

Avg Points/game and Points/win - former 2011-12 BIT Open Champion, leaping_larry gave most everyone a head start and entered the contest in Week 8, accumulating 102 points in 66 games for the contest's best average points per game and points per each win, nearly getting enough to make the Final 16 Playoffs.

Top 10 Wins Top 10 Winning Percentages
(Min 90 games)
Top 10 Scoring Points
Rank Name # Rank Name % Rank Name #
1 wjackalope 76 1 NoHero08 68% 1 Burnin Davis 136
2 lincecaingarner 74 1 PA9er! 68% 2 wjackalope 132
2 the_bones 74 3 lincecaingarner 67% 3 uriel.delavega 131
4 Fred Mercury 72 3 the_bones 67% 4 KAC4niner 127
4 McTee 72 3 wjackalope 67% 5 SpurredOn 126
4 PA9er! 72 3 Shazi5 67% 6 Naguabo 125
4 SpurredOn 72 7 uriel.delavega 66% 6 WitnessTheBritness 125
8 Ni9er 71 7 KAC4niner 66% 8 Ni9er 123
8 uriel.delavega 71 7 PhD* 66% 8 reedkrase 123
10 WitnessTheBritness 70 10 Noirtier 65% 10 lincecaingarner 122
10 jns8049ers 65% 10 Ten-Man 122

Top 10 Bonus Points Top 10 Avg Points per Game
(Min 60 games)
Top 10 Avg Points per Win
(Min 60 games)
Rank Name # Rank Name # Rank Name #
1 wjackalope 29 1 leaping_larry 1.55 1 leaping_larry 2.27
2 WitnessTheBritness 28 2 KAC4niner 1.26 2 Burnin Davis 2.09
3 PA9er! 27 3 uriel.delavega 1.22 3 KAC4niner 1.90
3 the_bones 27 4 Burnin Davis 1.20 4 az9rfan 1.88
5 lincecaingarner 26 5 Shazi5 1.18 5 Ten-Man 1.85
5 McTee 26 6 wjackalope 1.17 5 uriel.delavega 1.85
5 Niners_East 26 7 Noirtier 1.12 7 Naguabo 1.84
5 SpurredOn 26 7 JAX9er 1.12 8 abewoodson 1.82
9 Noirtier 25 7 SpurredOn 1.12 9 reedkrase 1.81
9 Shazi5 25 10 lincecaingarner 1.11 10 WitnessTheBritness 1.79
9 uriel.delavega 25 10 Naguabo 1.11
10 WitnessTheBritness 1.11

That's it, the Contest is over for the year. Next season might be a wait and see on time and availability to run the results, so we'll see how things play out this summer. Had fun doing it! If anyone is interested in getting involved for next season, suggest emailing David Fucillo at ninersnation@gmail.com to let him know.

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