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Tuesday, January 22, 2002
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READY-MADE SUPER BOWL PARTY: A Great Event You Can Use
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
Super Bowl Sunday of course. Sunday, February
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.
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!
SUPER BOWL PARTY QUIZ: A Fun Tool You Can Use
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
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 nfl.com or superbowl.com for good info on the teams,
half time shows, etc. so you can add, change, or verify quiz
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
THE SUPER BOWL QUIZ
* 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
* ANSWER: C
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.
4. What will the result of the coin toss be?
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
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)
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
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
A. Steelers B. Rams C. Tie
13. How many instant replay challenges can a team have per half
in the Super Bowl?
A. Two B. Three C. Unlimited D.
14. How many points is a safety
* 15. Who will be ahead at half time?
A. Steelers B. Rams C. Tie
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?
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.
20. How many total players are playing on the football field at one
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.
22. Today's Super Bowl will be played on Grass or 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
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
26. Who will make the first run over 5 yards for the Steelers (not a wide
A. Jerome Bettis B. Jimmy Hoffa C. Cordell
Stewart D. Amos Zeroue E. Someone not listed here
What team will have the first turnover (fumble, interception or safety)?
A. A. Steelers B. Rams C. There will be NO
* 28. What team will score the first touchdown?
A. Steelers B. Rams C. There will be NO
* 29. Who will win the Super Bowl?
Steelers B. Jets C. Rams D. Ravens E. The Network
What will the COMBINED total score be? (closest person gets big
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N T H E N E X T I S S U E :
DR. STEVE FARRAR SPEAKS TO THE
Author of "Point Man" and "Finishing Strong"
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