Leading into the Big Game (that is, the Bowl that is Super (I’m trying to avoid infringing on any trademarks here!)), there are a few different methods people use to try and determine a winner. First off, how successful has the team been in the regular season? Next, what kind of playoff experience do the players on each team have? And the coaches for that matter? Sometimes even the climate can come into play if the game is played in a cold city like Green Bay or Detroit – which team can deal with the cold and snow better?
And that’s just scratching the surface. There are tons of other criteria that you can look at while trying to pick a winner, but sometimes the best way to predict a winner is to do something that has nothing at all to do with the sport itself.
Jimmy Fallon has been doing something like this on The Tonight Show to try and predict the outcomes of a number of major sporting events. Check out the Puppy Predictor system!
We’ll get to the prediction for this year’s game below, but first, some other uses of the system.
I don’t have all the instances of its use here, but some notable ones. First off, the 2013 NFL Season Opener:
The result? Denver won 49-27
And then the 2013 World Series…
The result? Boston won the World Series 4-2
Let’s move up to last year’s Big Game, Superbowl XLIX
As you can see, it probably could have gone either way, and perhaps prematurely, Fallon predicted the Seahawks winners. I mean, it really looked like it could go that way too, but I’m sure we won’t soon forget the final play of last year’s game…
Next up, let’s see how the puppies predicted the 2015 NCAA Final Four Championship.
The result? Duke was crowned winner.
How about the 2015 Kentucky Derby?
The result? Well we should all know that American Pharoah was crowned a Triple Crown winner last year, so this is accurate.
So what can we expect to see in today’s Big Game?
There you have it, the puppies are calling for the Denver Broncos to take the title!
And I’m guessing Homer Simpson would be happy about this… Assuming he still has ownership of the team.