It’s that time again, and it has come around every year now for the last 44 years, The Super Bowl! The greatest sporting event in the World! This year in 2011 it’s Super Bowl XLV (45) The Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Green Bay Packers.
Two years ago Super Bowl XLIII had achieved the largest television audience in U.S. history with a total of 151.6 million viewers, according to official national ratings data by Nielsen Media Research.
Most of America will be supertabelle glued to their HD TV’s to watch or at least have an interest in the game because it will be the most popular current event of the Sporting World for that day! Super Bowl Office pools go through the roof! Mostly the ones where you buy a square. It is probably the biggest party day outside of 4th of July and Memorial day. If it’s not for the game people will watch but for the high cost ads that run.
But the biggest question might be while your attention has pulled you over to the Super Bowl is “Who’s going to win?” It is nice to watch and root for your team if they happen to make it. If your team didn’t make it, maybe you don’t care so much who wins. However at one point or another before the game begins, someone is going to ask you, “Who do you like?”
If you follow football every year you may already have a good idea, or maybe you still don’t! If you have any betting interest in the Super Bowl then there is a solution, and it is from a man no longer with us. His name is Hank Stram.
Hank Stram was a well known former Head Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 60’s and early 70’s. Stram won three AFL Championships and Super Bowl IV with the Chiefs. He also broadcasted football for 20 years after is coaching career. Needless to say the man knew his football. He died on July 4th 2005.
What’s interesting about Hank Stram is that he devised a Super Bowl formula that worked wonders for predicting the winner for the Super Bowl. He has had an impeccable record that even has lasted today. His winning streak went 16-0-2 until the Buccaneers beat the Raiders in Super Bowl 37 in 2003. His system proved a winner last year by narrowly siding with the Saints. Let’s just explore his ideas that he formed into a successful system:
Hank Stram’s Super Bowl Winning System
Points are awarded to the team that has gained the edge in each parameter.
Pitt 10 If team has won the Super Bowl in last 3 years.
* 8 If an opponent is going to their first Super Bowl.
Pitt 8 to the team that allows fewer defensive rushes.
Pitt 7 give to team with most offensive rushes.
Pitt 7 award the team with best overall record.
Pitt 5 to the team with the lowest def. rush average per carry.
Pitt 4 give 4 pts. to the team with the better ATS record.
GBy4 to the team that has the superior NET penalty yards.
Pitt 4 to the team with the best NET kick-punt TD returns.
Pitt 3.5 team with the best yds per pass attempt.
Pitt 3.5 to the team that gave up the fewest points.
Pitt 3.5 allowed the fewest rushing TD’s.
Pitt 3 award 3 points to the team with the most sacks.
Pitt 2.5 team with the fewest offensive pass attempts.
GBy2 team with the best NET punts (total) on the season.
Pitt 1.5 add to the team with the best avg. per off. rush.
GBy1 add 1 to the team with the best completion percent.
* Both teams have appeared in the Super Bowl Previously.
At this writing on Jan.27th 2011 The Green Bay Packers are the 2.5 pt. favorite.
Meaning in betting standards, that Green Bay would have to win by 3 points in order to collect a bet based on an “Against The Spread” (ATS) wager. You can still and always bet them to win Straight Up (SU) without giving up points. However betting on the favorite yields a slightly lesser return for your money.
If you just care who wins this game according to Hank, well then here it is! You didn’t have to figure all particulars based on Hank’s system above because as you can see I’ve already done it for you, and here are the results in points awarded.
The points awarded DO NOT reflect the FINAL SCORE!
Pittsburgh – 62.5
Green Bay – 7
As you can see according to Hank Stram’s System, it is a no brainer for Pittsburgh. I will say however that in some of the categories on who were awarded points or not, were very close. Still, the proof was there! So if you think you like this enough to make a wager, then its yours for the taking! Go Steelers!
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James Connelly, Sports Handicapper,Former Race Horse Owner, and the love for all competitive sports.