How to run a Quarter Line Football Pool
This is the square grid office pool that is very popular during the Super Bowl. The grid above is just a generic grid that can be used for any football game of the season. A quarter line Super Bowl Square office pool is only slightly different than your typical Football Squares, in that you will draw different numbers for each quarter, meaning that a persons particular square will likely have different numbers for each quarter.
Print the square grid from above and fill in the two blank lines beside the word "Team", with the two teams that will be playing. It does not matter which team goes on which line, as long as it is done before the rest of the office pool takes place.
Take the grid around to family, friends, and co-workers, having each participant place their name in the square or squares of their choice. The particpants are to write their names in the sqaures before the numbers are drawn. Some people draw the numbers first, this is the incorrect way of doing this as it provides an extreme advantage to the people that get to choose their squares first. You can see if you look at our "Best Super Bowl Squares" article that there are obvious advantages to having certain numbers.
Once all the squares are full it is time to set up the drawing. This can be done in many ways, listed below are 2 examples. After determining the drawing method, draw the numbers one at a time placing the numbers from left to right starting with the first gray square box in the top row labeled "first quarter", continue across the top row until the numbers are gone. After that is complete you will redraw the numbers, this time placing the drawn numbers in the gray square boxes in the left column labeled "first quarter", starting at the top. Redraw the numbers again in the same manner, this time placing the numbers in the "Second Quarter" gray boxes. Continue this until all four quarters have been drawn.
Example 1: Write the numbers 0-9 on pieces of paper and place them in a hat.
Example 2: Get a deck of cards A through 10, the ace represents a one, the 10 represents a 0, 2-9 are face value
Now is time for the fun!! Begin watching the game, at the end of each quarter match the last digit of each teams score with the grid.
Example: At the end of the first quarter the AFC team has 17 and the NFC team has 14. Go to the AFC top row of numbers and find the number 7(last digit of 17) then go to the NFC left column of numbers and find the number 4(last digit of 14) find where these two numbers intersect on the grid and the name in that square wins the first quarter. You will follow this step for all four quarters. Be sure to discuss what is going to be done in case of an overtime, some people will just ignore the overtime score, some people will substitute the overtime score for the 4th quarter, and others will declare 5 winners. Once again to avoid problems make sure all of this is discussed before the game begins.
*Our grids are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please check your local gambling laws for information on the legality of wagering money on office pools.