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Tuesday, January 22, 2002

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So you might have a Super Bowl Party already planned, but you don't know what to do other than watch the big game!  Well- don't settle for that- you can turn this into a great event!  If you don't already have a Super Bowl party planned- rethink it- it's a good one!  (For those of you out of the U.S., we're pretty fanatical about our football here- bear with us!)

Here's the basics on what to do.

That's right, you need a place to watch the game.  If your youth group is small, someone's house is great!  If you have a large group, you can use a youth room, a gym, anyplace you can find and set up a big screen and projector.  (Don't forget that you'll need some sort of TV tuner with reception hooked up to the projector- worse case scenario, a VCR with a pair of rabbit ears!)

Super Bowl Sunday of course.  Sunday, February 3rd.

That's right-  I always get some good prizes that I advertise before hand.  In the past I've got dinner certificates, ski tickets, sports memorabilia, etc.  The prizes go to those who do best on the "Super Bowl Quiz."  You'll see . . . keep reading!

Depending on what you do and what your budget is.  If you have a good budget and want to provide a good outreach for your students to bring their friends to- than make it FREE.  If you have no budget you can charge a few bucks to cover sodas, ("pop", for all you from Minnesota) snacks, and any prizes you couldn't get donated.

The agenda for this event is pretty easy.  You give them a quiz ( see SUPER BOWL PARTY QUIZ below ) as they enter the party.  They have to fill it out before going in (or entering the main room).  Then you just let everyone enjoy the game.  I stand up several times through the game and do a quick Up Front Game (see my Up Front Games page:   ) and give a little prize away.  Then at the end, I tally up the quizzes and give away the grand prizes.

It's a great event where students can get to know each other.  (Guess what, I do this at my adult Sunday School class- each couple takes a quiz together!  Great fun! )


The quiz is one of the fun aspects of the party.  This is the quiz that you give each student as they walk in the party.  The quiz asks some basic football knowledge questions, and some questions specific to the game that day.  A lot of the questions are just plain luck- like whether Coke of Pepsi will have the first commercial.  Other questions might ask who will get the most yards, etc. 

Have students take the quiz before they enter- and you have a group of staff tally up the scores as the game ends. (Some of the answers won't be complete until the finish of the game.  ie: Who is going to win? )

I've made up a possible quiz for you with the help of my die-hard football-fan friends Brian and Don.  The following quiz assumes that the Steelers and the Rams will be in the Super Bowl.  Now, I don't own a crystal ball so I don't know who actually will be in the Super Bowl- so don't email me and tell me that I should have chosen Philly or New England- because I DON'T CARE!  What I do care about is giving you FREE resources you can use- and here's a good sample quiz!
Feel free to look at or for good info on the teams, half time shows, etc. so you can add, change,  or verify quiz questions.

NOTE: I'll put an asterisk by the questions that you MIGHT HAVE TO CHANGE, depending on who win's this Sunday's game and actually makes it to the Super Bowl.  Also- realize and don't get confused that most of these answers are determined during the game- and you'll need to take notes during the Super Bowl game to make your answer key for correcting the quizzes at the end!


*  1.  What Teams are playing in today's Super Bowl?
  A.  St. Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers  B.  Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburg Steelers       C.  St. Louis Rams vs. Pittsburg Steelers         D. Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots       E.  L.A Lakers vs.  Boston Red Socks

2.  In what city is the Super Bowl being played?
   A. Pittsburg     B. Baltimore       C. Rio Linda      D.  New Orleans      E. St. Louis

3.  At the coin toss, what will the player call?
     A. Heads     B. Tails

4.  What will the result of the coin toss be?
     A. Heads     B. Tails

*  5.  Name one of the Head Coaches for either team in today's Super Bowl
ANSWER: Mike Martz (Rams) and Bill Cowher (Steelers)

6.  Today's Super Bowl is Super Bowl number _______? 
    A. 27     B. 36     C. 34     D. 45

* 7.  Who will Score first?
     A. Steelers     B. Rams

* 8.  What team is the Home Team in today's Super Bowl? (Dark uniforms)
     A. Steelers     B. Rams
ANSWER: Pittsburg (or the AFC team)

* 9.  Who will Score the first field goal?
          A. Steelers     B. Rams      C.  There will be NO Field Goals

10.  What team lost last years Super Bowl
     A.  Minnesota Vikings    B. St Louis Rams     C. GIANTS       D.  Denver Broncos

11.  Who will perform at halftime?  Circle the two artists/groups that will perform (circle correct answer)     Whitney Houston         Michael W. Smith       Madonna       Christina Aguilera       U2        Backstreet Boys           Faith Hill         DEVO         Britney Spears              The Newsboys             Creed

* 12.  Who will be ahead at the end of the first quarter?
          A. Steelers     B. Rams       C. Tie Score

13.  How many instant replay challenges can a team have per half in the Super Bowl?
     A. Two       B. Three      C. Unlimited      D.  None

14.  How many points is a safety worth?

* 15.  Who will be ahead at half time?           A. Steelers     B. Rams        C. Tie Score

16.  How long is a football field from the back of one end zone to the back of the opposite end zone?
     A. 100 yards     B. 130 yards     C. 120 yards       D. 90 yards

* 17.  Who will punt first in today's game?
          A. Steelers     B. Rams

18.  What is the one score that no team can end up with at the end of the game

* 19.  What team will receive the kickoff in the second half?
          A. Steelers     B. Rams

20.  How many total players are playing on the football field at one time?

21.  After the coin toss, which soft drink commercial will we see first?
    A.  Coke (including Diet Coke)    B. Pepsi (including Diet Pepsi)       D.  Dr. Pepper     E. Sprite        F. Other

22.  Today's Super Bowl will be played on Grass or Astro-turf? (Circle one)
ANSWER: Astro-turf

*  23.  Who will make the first catch for the Rams?
     A.  Torry Holt   B. Ricky Proehl  C. Isaac Bruce   D.  Jim Nasium   E.  Marshall Falk   F. Someone else

*  24.  Who will make the first run over 5 yards for the Rams (not a wide receiver)?    A Marshall Falk      B.  Trung Canidate   C. Doug Fields   D.  Kurt Warner E.  Someone not listed here *  25.  Who will make the first catch for the Steelers? A. Hines Ward      B. Michael J. Fox   C.  Plaxico Burress D.  Amos Zeroue   E. Someone else

*  26.  Who will make the first run over 5 yards for the Steelers (not a wide receiver)?
     A. Jerome Bettis   B.  Jimmy Hoffa   C.  Cordell Stewart    D.   Amos Zeroue    E.  Someone not listed here

*  27.  What team will have the first turnover  (fumble, interception or safety)?
A.      A. Steelers     B. Rams       C.  There will be NO turnovers

*  28.  What team will score the first touchdown?
            A. Steelers     B. Rams       C.  There will be NO touchdowns

*  29.  Who will win the Super Bowl?
     A. Steelers     B. Jets     C. Rams     D.  Ravens    E. The Network

30.  What will the COMBINED total score be?  (closest person gets big points)

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