PIZZA BOWL Pool Winners
It's now been a couple of days since the end of the Big Game. If you're a Rams fan, you're probably still elated, understandably so. If you're a Bengals fan, I'm so sorry for you. I was pulling for you, and your boys let it slip right through their fingers. That truly is painful. For the rest of us, you're probably ready for the next season to start, unless you're a Jets fan, where the pain seemingly never ends.
Let's get in with the winners, shall we?
The first quarter saw a huge TD reception for OBJ. Trying no to fall behind, Cincinnati helds down the field and settlers for a field goal. The Quarter ends 7-3 Rams, and our first winner is @hivetrending, taking home the first 50 $PIZZA prize.
The 2nd quarter saw the inevitable touchdown grab by Cooper Kupp. Unfortunately, John Hekker was unable to handle the snap for the point after attempt, and ended up throwing an interception. This play may not have made a difference in the game, but it had major ramifications it had on the pool. From here on out everyone who had the Rams with 1 point higher than their actual score now had Hekker on their most hated list. Of course those who won, should probably be thanking the guy.
Anyway, Cincinnati now had momentum on it's side and they were not going to let that go to waste. Joe Mixon took matters into his own hands, marching down the field. Then just when you think he's gonna try and run it in, he tosses it up to Tee Higgins for the touchdown. That sums up the 2nd Quarter scoring with the Rams still up 13-10. That means @falcout was able take home 150 PIZZA
Snoop, Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J Blige give us a little halftime break.
Back to the action. And it's all Cincinnati for a little while. 3rd quarter starts off with a bang as Higgins hauls in his 2nd TD on long bomb from Joe Burrow. Cincinnati then takes the ball right back on a interception off a missed handled pass. The Rams where able to keep the damage to only a field goal, helping to stop the bleeding. They were able to move the ball down the field and get a field goal of their own, finishing up scoring in the 3rd quarter. The Bengals take a 20-16 lead into the last and final quarter and @bacon-dub took home 50 PIZZA of his own.
The 4th quarter... So little happened scoring wise, and it felt like the quickest quarter of all. However, if you like a well fought battle regardless of scoring, this was your duel. The Rams effectively shut down the Bengals, unable to score again from the around the 10 minute mark of the 3rd quarter. Kupp finally took matters into his own hands, running and catching his way into the end zone for the go ahead score. His play in that one drive alone earned him the MVP. So ends the scoring after a last ditch effort by Burrow so too the game. Final score 23-20 and once again @falcout takes home a whole boat load of $PIZZA. Another 250 to go with his 150 at the half.
And so ends our first PIZZA BOWL Pool. I would like to make this an annual event and I'd love to hear from those that played and didn't play. What did you like? What do you think we can do differently? Are the prizes well balanced? What would convince you to join in next time? I can lower the prizes and double the chances of winning by doing reverse scores. Likewise, I can double the buy in and keep the prizes the same with reverse scores. You have thoughts, I want to hear them.