Welcome to THE NEW squaresPool.com, where you can run your free Superbowl Squares Pool Online!squarespool.com is a free site where you can run your free Superbowl Football Squares Pool online! You get your own personal web page to run your squares pool, and it's completely free!
Or you can run any other kind of SQUARES pool. It doesn't have to be for the superbowl.
For those who don't already know, in a squares pool, everyone picks one or more out of 100 squares. This is your typical 100 square football pool. At the end of each quarter of the game, the score is used to determine which square won. Only 1 square will be a winner each quarter. What you do is take the LAST digit of the first team's score, and find that number on the left. Then follow that row over to the column that matches the last digit of the SECOND team's score.
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Finding your pool
FIND Superbowl Squares Pool. Each squares pool has it's own home page. Your game runner
should have given you the home page of your pool. For example, http://www.squarespool.com/joespool.htm.
However, if you've forgotten your home page name, you can find that here:
Find a Superbowl Squares Pool
Or you can search for your pool here: Search for Pool
Example of a manual squares poolIf you're not sure "what the heck is a squares pool"?, then looking at an example sheet I think will be better than 1,000 words in describing what we mean by "squares pool": Squares Pool Example
So, at squaresPool.com we are doing pretty much what you see there, BUT we do it in an electronic format. (Much more fun!)
Squares pool TemplatesWe have a couple of Superbowl Block Templates you can download here: Squares Pool Templates
Best numbers to get
Certain scores are of course more likely than others. Therefore, when they pick their square(s), they don't know what the NUMBERS are on the left and on the top. After everyone picks their square(s), the game runner will generate the numbers.
So, WHICH numbers are more likely??? I'll just go back to last year (2011) and see how many NFL scores ended in each number. I'm skipping pre-season games, so up through the conference championships, you had 267 games, so you had 534 scores. So, which superbowl squares numbers are more likely, which ones happen more often? HERE IT IS:
|7||94||15.6%||17 (42 times), 27 (27 times!), 7 (17 times), 37 (8 times)||Gotta get that 7!|
|0||86||14.3%||20 (39 times), 10 (26 times), 30 (14 times), 0 (5 times), 40 (2 times)|
|4||82||13.6%||24 (40 times), 14 (21 times), 34 (20 times), 44 (1 times)|
|3||80||13.3%||23 (32 times), 13 (30 times), 3 (13 times), 33 (5 times)||Looks like 3 or 4 are about the same|
|1||41||6.8%||31 (20 times), 21 (12 times),||THIS ROW is the cutoff! You want to have a 7, 0, 4, or 3!|
|6||37||6.1%||I really would have thought 6 would be more common!|
|5||30||5.0%||Looks like 9, 8, and 5 are equally bad|
|2||20||3.3%||Gotta hate this one! The WORST one is a 2!|
Of course the problem here is that I just have the TOTAL score. I bet 3 is a lot more likely in the first quarter. But my database only has final scores. If anyone knows where I could get a database of scores by quarter, could you let me know? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can run the program to generate this page: Most Likely SuperBowl Square Numbers
Running it with just 1 number instead of 4 numbers
OK MAJOR UPDATE!!!. I have not added the ability for you to have just ONE number instead of 4! I still think it's a lot better to have 4 sets of numbers (one for each quarter), because if you get stuck with, say, a 2 and a 5, you are stuck with that for the whole game! If you have the 4 sets of numbers, you get to have a new chance every quarter. At least make it more fun so they can cheer and hope for their score to come up on quarter 1, 2, 3, AND the final score! So, EVERY quarter they can go "come on... come on all I need is a field goal... don't miss it.. don't miss it..." (and then of course he missed it!). Or those that hope against hope can go "all I need is a SAFETY in the next 5 minutes..."... And then they get it! Can you imagine the screams on that one???
However, if you MUST do it with just one number, I now have that option! When creating your pool, there is a drop down for either "4 numbers on each row/column", or "just 1 number on each row/column".
The dude put his squares pool on a spreadsheet
If your game runner is one of those dinosaurs who insists on running his game on a spreadsheet (or, even worse, on paper!), you can STILL use this site. Just take HIS spreadsheet, strip out all the crap leaving just the 10 X 10 names, and you can UPLOAD the spreadsheet into this site. That makes it more fun during the game, everyone can see who's winning, and you don't have to "figure it out", the program finds the winner for you. AND, you can keep putting in possibilities, like, say, the score is 17 - 3 in the middle of the first quarter, you can easily see who would win if it STAYS that way, or you can try it like, say, if the NFC gets another field goal who would win.
Running your regular (pick-all) office football pool online
In addition to the 100 square football pool, we also have a great NFL / college football pool system that you can use to run your office football pool online. You get your own personal page just like with the squares pool. And it's easy to use, and extremely configurable for different rules. you can set one up here:
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