Who would have made money betting on the Superbowl? Thanks to a last-minute questionnaire completed before the Steelers-Seahawks showdown, you’ll find out. Whether this affects the outcome of any race this year, uh, you decide.
Who wins the game?
Bill Weld, Republican gubernatorial candidate
Seattle Wins 24-20
Bill O’Reilly, spokesman for GOP gubernatorial candidate John Faso
Steelers by 7
(“I would play, but I don’t want anyone to think that I know or god forbid like you.”)
Corey Johnson, Political Director for AG candidate Mark Green
Seahawks by 6
Alex Navarro, spokesman for The Working Families Party
Doug Israel, Public Policy & Advocacy Director for Citizens Union
Steelers in overtime, field goal from 37 yards
Elana Levin, Dir. of communications for Drum Major Institute
Eric Pugatch, spokesman for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
Seahawks by 3
Barry Popik, Manhattan Beep candidate, blogger & NYC historian
Frank Morano, founder of Draft Tom Golisano website
Steelers by 3
Angela Montefinise, NY Post reporter and confessed sports fanatic
Steelers by 10
John DeSio, Reporter for Bronx Press Review & 51st State Contributor
Eli Richlin, Chief of Staff for Councilman Eric Gioia
Patrick van Keerbergen, spokesman for Councilman Hiram Monserrate
Steelers by 10
Karol Sheinin, AlarmingNews.com blogger and social butterfly
Steelers by 3
Me, sports neophyte
Who wins the coin toss?
It’s fixed from the get-go and the Seahawks take the flip.
Quinn Raymond, Campaign Manager for city council Candidate
50% chance the Steelers win the coin toss.
Pittsburgh wins coin toss.
How many viewers will tune in to the game?
The entire state of Hawaii plus a couple of odd billion more globally
About 100 million viewers watch.
(A good deal less than one billion–a familiar myth.)
A whole lot
For extra credit:
Who produces the best commercial? Why?
Evan Stavisky, lobbyist, The Parkside Group
I’m in Vegas and couldn’t find time to get my act together to enter your contest. However, my observation is that these commercials are the worst attempts at TV communication since Michael Dukakis got into a tank
Pepsi. They pull out both Janet and Michael for an awe-inspiring “We are Family” themed soft-drink commercial where the Jackson’s bare (almost) all.
The 51st State. Because it was entirely subliminal.
Miller Light / Why? Like that courtroom bit they’ve got going. Oh, and I’ll probably be drinking it…
Pepsi. They have a big budget and usually do pretty well.
Bud because they always do. I mean, c’mon. The Bud Bowl. The Frogs. C’mon
Budweiser produces the best commercial. And it won’t involve Clydesdales.
Burger King. Because the creepiness of the King knows no bounds.
Go Daddy.com because of its sex appeal.
Pepsi has the best commercial. I’ve already seen the Sean Combs Pepsi spot in a preview. You gotta love it when the girls shake and the Pepsi can lets off…ah…fizz.
I’m sure it will be a beer company. the adds components will include, in no particular order: beer bottles, fighting, talking animals, closeted celebrities, recently divorced celebrities and women with fake tans in bad outfits.
Pepsi. They brought Bob Dole and Brittney together. How can they lose?