Monday, January 23, 2017

Super Bowl Squares Template 2017

The match-up for the Super Bowl is set which means it's time to download your Super Bowl Squares Template 2017 edition. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will play Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5th at 6:30pm. To make the big game more interesting you can start a football office pool using our printable Super Bowl spreadsheet. Fill in the squares, watch the game, laugh at the commercials, and see who wins and maybe make a little money at the same time (or help raise money for charity). If you’re a fan of a team like mine (the Factory of Sadness) that will never make it to the championship (or winning more than one game), then playing Super Bowl Squares will make watching the game more exciting and gives you something to actually root for. Others may be torn between cheering for their favorite team and cheering for their squares.

super bowl squares template 2017

This year’s Super Bowl Squares spreadsheet includes three different versions so you can choose the way you want to play:
  1. Printable version - This print ready version contains a blank grid, simply print it off and write all the player’s names down on the piece of paper. It’s quick and easy.
  2. Pick your own squares - Manage the office Super Bowl pool directly in Excel. In this version, each player gets to pick what squares they want. Once all are taken, press the randomize button to generate the random score numbers. No modifications are necessary, though you can if you so desire.
  3. Assign squares randomly - In this new version, type each player's name in the manager sheet and use the drop down menu to assign how many squares to give each player. Then click the Assign Names Randomly button and it will automatically populate the grid with all of the names.

Super Bowl Squares Rules & How to Play

Listed below are the basic instructions on how to play Super Bowl Squares (which are also included within the spreadsheet for the three different versions, along with an example):

  1. Participants “purchase” individuals squares by writing their name in their desired squares, until all one hundred are filled.
  2. After all squares are taken, the numbers 0 through 9 are written in the empty horizontal and vertical rows in random order (draw the numbers out of a hat).
  3. After the end of each quarter of the game, match the last digit of each team's score to the corresponding square to find the winner.

Tip: 0, 3, and 7 are the best numbers to get. 8, not so much.

New this year is the option whether to keep the same random numbers chosen for all four quarters or to have four different sets of random numbers for each quarter. Using the rotating quarters method, someone could theoretically still get the number 3 for all four quarters, though that’s not very likely, or four different players could each get a 3 for different quarters.

Below is a short video tutorial I put together of how to use my Super Bowl Squares template in Excel.

Super Bowl Squares Template 2017 Download

The beauty of this football bowl manager is you will not have to change or modify any formulas yourself (unless you want to of course). Instructions are included within the Excel file and shows you exactly how to add more players (either manually or by using the button that is linked to a macro). If you enjoy using this sheet football pool manager I would really appreciate it if you would share it with friends, family, and coworkers.

To be notified when any updates are made to the file or to get a notification when next year's template is available, download using this link(requires an email address):

Download the Super Bowl Squares Template 2017.xlsm file here

Please let me know in the comments or by email which version you'll use to play - printable, pick your squares, or randomly assign names.