February 03, 2005
When Nerds and Sports collide
I have only three interests in the Superbowl, really: Making chili, watching commercials, and hopefully winning my office pool. I enjoy the game, too, but not really from a fan perspective, since I don't really follow pro sports.
I've never won the office pool, but I plan on playing again this year anyway. To really nerd it up this year, I made a web page that will show who's currently winning a pool at any point during the game. You can use it for your pool, too. Not only will you be able to tell who's winning throughout the game, but you won't have to worry about leaving the sheet at work, or getting phone calls from co-workers to see what numbers they had (you can just send them the link ahead of time).
Here's a sample, using last year's superbowl.
If you have a picture of your box sheet in JPG or GIF form (scan it, or just take a picture of it with your camera, and then get it on the web somehow), you can use this, too. Just go here to set it up:
It's a little tricky to set up, but I put up some directions, which will hopefully help. Enjoy.
P.S. If I know you, or if you ask nicely, you can email me your box sheet image, and I'll upload it to my site. This way, you don't have to worry about hosting the image. Otherwise, you can host it with a free image hosting service.Posted by Kevin at February 3, 2005 10:34 AM