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Who's going to be the Super Bowl MVP? Place your bets!

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Providence, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I'm not sure if something like this has been done before, it probably has. Here's my idea, bare with me, as I am throwing this idea together rather quickly :
    I want to have a contest where interested parties choose who they think the Super Bowl MVP is going to be. I want to do this now because with 8 teams still alive in the playoffs, we'll have a variety of potential MVP picks (actually I wanted to do this last week when there were even more teams in the playoffs, but I forgot, my bad!)

    Chime in here with whomever your pick is, it can be any player on any of the eight remaining teams. Once I confirm that you've got that player, I will ask that you send me a beer mail with your name, shipping address and three favorite beer styles. PLEASE DECLARE YOUR PLAYER HERE, IN THIS THREAD, SO OTHERS KNOW HE IS OFF THE BOARD.

    Remember: We are picking the MVP of the Super Bowl, not the season. If a guy has a breakout game in the big game, he wins it! Remember Desmond Howard in 1997 against New England? He was the MVP, not Favre, when Green Bay won it. So while it may seem like the big name player is the best to grab, one also must know that many things are possible.

    If your team loses before the Super Bowl and is eliminated from the playoffs you lose (obviously). You also lose if your player gets injured in practice at any point, gets busted for drugs and is suspedned, or plays like crap. Bottom line, there's no excuses, so you're picking a player that you think can not only perform well in the Super Bowl, but make it there.

    In picking a player you must promise to send a minimum of 44 oz. of craft beer to the person who wins. Since there is only one Super Bowl MVP, there is only one winner of this contest. Once the Super Bowl MVP is named (immediately following the game on Feb. 2), I will beermail all participants the shipping address and three favorite styles of the person who had that player. A 2 week shipping window will then open for you to send your package to the winner. If you aren't going to be in a position where you can ship out beer either financially or geographically in the two weeks after the Super Bow, DON'T JOIN THIS CONTEST!

    This will close at 2:00 PM Friday 1/10. If it's just me and one other bozo, so be it, if it's more, great! Either way, it closes at 2:00 on Friday 1/10.

    And it's first come, first serve, sorry, it's the only way to do it (organizing a draft of MVP candidates is far too complicated). So if someone chimes in 30 seconds after I post this and takes Payton Manning and you wanted Payton Manning yourself, you're out of luck. Either pick another player or abstain from playing.

    Ok, I think that covers everything. I think this could be really fun, I hope you do too.

    Aaaaaaand with all of that said.......

    I'm taking Russell Wilson off the board
     
    #1 Providence, Jan 6, 2014
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  2. leftoverburrito

    leftoverburrito Sep 29, 2011 Oregon

    Peyton Manning.

    Hedging my bet because I hope its any Colt.
     
  3. johnyb

    johnyb Aug 11, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Is Jay Cutler taken ? Oh wait.............fuck..........see you in 2015.
     
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  4. wittyname

    wittyname Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Marshawn Lynch
     
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  5. Brownj1288

    Brownj1288 Oct 3, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    If no one picks the MVP does not one ship?
     
  6. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Sorry for the delay here folks. leftoverburrito you got Payton, wittyname, you got Marshawn. Both of you guys beermail me your name, address and top three styles please.
     
  7. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Yes, I meant to put that in the original post. My bad. If no one has the right player then no one wins and everyone holds onto their beer.
     
  8. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Hey guys, I am going to extend the amount of time people have to throw their hat into the ring on this. Truthfully, I'm not sure when I said you've only got 24 hours to pick, there's no games until Saturday, ha ha. My bad, was thinking straight. At the end of the day more people equals more beer for the winner and once you've got someone picked it's not going to change, so why not extend it.

    In any event, let's extend this until 2:00 Friday 1/10.

    Mods, anyway you could make an adjustment to the original post so that it reflects the new 2:00 Friday deadline as opposed to the 2:00 Tuesday deadline?
    Thanks!
     
  9. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks

    Providence- Russell Wilson
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch
     
  10. Indytruks138

    Indytruks138 Jun 28, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    what quality of beer are you expecting? I don't have whalez or super rar but have good shelf beer, tasty locals and some limited stuff. Let me know.
     
  11. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I don't expect, nor should anyone else expect, any super rare brews landing on their front step. If someone wants to surprise someone else with something really impressive, that's all cool, but it's certainly not a mandate. Tasty locals is perfectly fine by me and, hopefully, everyone else too. That's all I plan on sending (unless someone has a specific request from my distribution area of something they don't have).
     
  12. Indytruks138

    Indytruks138 Jun 28, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Ok, well I'll take a shot. I'm really torn between Kaep and the long shot Luck. I'll take the better bet and say Colin Kaepernick.
     
  13. TasterMike

    TasterMike Sep 13, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Frank Gore, since I missed out on kaepernick
     
  14. crewfan16

    crewfan16 Jan 11, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I can probably throw a vote in for Brady, since all the favorites have been taken. Was there an answer to the question of "if no one picks the right person...do we still ship?"
     
  15. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Yes, I meant to put that in the original post. My bad. If no one has the right player then no one wins and everyone holds onto their beer.
     
  16. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    You guys are all set with each of the players you picked. Just beermail me your name, shipping address and three favorite styles and you'll be confirmed.

    Thanks!

    Anyone else? No one has taken Danny Woodhead yet, I'm shocked.
     
  17. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    Providence- Russell Wilson
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore
    crewfan16- Tom Brady
     
  18. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I see this as another example of "degenerates like myself, willing to gamble on just about anything", and wouldn't be anything less than SOLD!

    Since Manning as the obvious pick is gone, I'll choose Knowshon Moreno. I'm factoring the Broncos going up against Seattle in the big game and with the Seahawks pass defense, the game could turn into The Knowshon Show for Denver.

    Best of luck to everyone entering.
     
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  19. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    You got him. Please send me a beermail with your name, shipping address and 3 favorite styles.
     
  20. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
     
  21. jp110099

    jp110099 Jan 9, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm in... I'll take Drew Brees. It's a long shot, but this should be fun!
     
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  22. Xtent

    Xtent Jan 16, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Philip Rivers
     
  23. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    You guys are both in, just send me your name, shipping address and three favorite beer styles.
     
  24. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
    jp110099: Drew Brees (NO)
    Xtent: Philip Rivers (SD)

    Let's keep it rolling. Still lots of talent out there. Don't forget about WR's. Crabtree anyone?
     
  25. Gretlawn

    Gretlawn Jul 24, 2012 Ohio

    On a limb....Cam Newton
     
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  26. wittyname

    wittyname Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Who is going to pick the obvious winner - Earl Thomas.
     
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  27. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I like that pick actually. You're in! Please send along your name, shipping address and three favorite styles.
     
  28. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
    jp110099: Drew Brees (NO)
    Xtent: Philip Rivers (SD)
    Gretlawn: Cam Newton (CAR)
     
  29. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    *starred* usernames have yet to send me their name, shipping address and favorite styles. Please do so as soon as you can, otherwise you will not be able to participate and your player will go back on the board. Thanks!

    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    *crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
    *jp110099: Drew Brees (NO)
    Xtent: Philip Rivers (SD)
    Gretlawn: Cam Newton (CAR)
     
  30. dthompson0279

    dthompson0279 Mar 18, 2013 Illinois

    Fingers crossed with this one...Percy Harvin
     
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  31. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I love it! That's why they call it gambling right? You've got him.

    Hines Ward grabbed it in Super Bowl 40....
     
  32. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    *starred* usernames have yet to send me their name, shipping address and favorite styles. Please do so as soon as you can, otherwise you will not be able to participate and your player will go back on the board. Thanks!

    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    *crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
    *jp110099: Drew Brees (NO)
    Xtent: Philip Rivers (SD)
    Gretlawn: Cam Newton (CAR)
    dthompson0279: Percy Harvin (SEA)
     
  33. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  34. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Holy Crap! Check out 1971, Chuck Howley not only won it as a linebacker, he was on the team that lost! I didn't even think that was possible. Looks like the options just increased! Though I seriously doubt that in this day and age they'd give the MVP to a player on the team that lost the Super Bowl, even if he did have a miraculous game.
     
  35. TasterMike

    TasterMike Sep 13, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    I was debating between Aldon Smith and Gore
     
  36. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Aldon Smith could totally get it. I thought about him as well.
     
  37. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    *starred* usernames have yet to send me their name, shipping address and favorite styles. Please do so as soon as you can, otherwise you will not be able to participate and your player will go back on the board. Thanks!

    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    *crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
    jp110099: Drew Brees (NO)
    Xtent: Philip Rivers (SD)
    Gretlawn: Cam Newton (CAR)
    dthompson0279: Percy Harvin (SEA)
     
  38. Indytruks138

    Indytruks138 Jun 28, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Winner stands to get 10 boxes plus anyone else that joins. Those are good odds, glad I joined when I did!
     
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  39. Indytruks138

    Indytruks138 Jun 28, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    And I can't believe no one has taken Andrew Luck yet, that is insanity.
     
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  40. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Updated picks
    Providence- Russell Wilson (SEA)
    Leftoverburrito- Payton Manning (DEN)
    wittyname- Marshawn Lynch (SEA)
    Indytruks138- Colin Kaepernick (SF)
    Taster Mike- Frank Gore (SF)
    crewfan16- Tom Brady (NE)
    Dooshbagalow- Knowshon Moreno (DEN)
    jp110099: Drew Brees (NO)
    Xtent: Philip Rivers (SD)
    Gretlawn: Cam Newton (CAR)
    dthompson0279: Percy Harvin (SEA)
     
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