Well, we can’t just use the standard 16 x 16 or 32 x 32 grid. That’s because we will be building stuff in it that will take up more than one cell. When that happens, we want our Super Bowl Template grid to support it.
So instead of using a regular grid with 1-by-1 squares as we did with the Sudoku puzzle, we’re going to create a custom grid with 1-by-2 squares. It will allow us to build puzzles containing rectangles and other cool stuff (which will make for more interesting solving). Here’s are the Super bowl squares templates you need to know.
How many squares are on each side of the grid?
The answer to this is pretty easy since we have already been using a square grid during our journey.
Number of squares on each side = number of columns/number of rows
N = n x n / r
n = the number of columns in a row (garbage from the previous iteration) divided by the row length.
r = length of the sides in feet, i.e., 360 feet or 120 yards (1 yard = 36 inches or 1 ft)
N = N x (n / r)
N = n x (n/r) * r2
The number of “squares” on each side equals the number of columns divided by this row length, multiplied by itself. Therefore, if we know the number of columns, we can compute the area of each side.
How many “squares” are on a side?
The number of squares on a side is equal to: [number of rows x (24 + 4)/3]/120 = 29.4 or just 30 . If you want to be technical about it, you could say that it is somewhere between 29 and 31, but I’m too lazy to do the extra calculations.
What if I want to figure out the size of one square in feet? If we look at my super bowl template, we see 24 * 30 yards on the aside. There are also four bonus squares at each end of the row. But they are not part of any square because they do not match up with any grid line. If we subtract those four bonus squares, that leaves us with 24 * 29 yards on aside. So the length of 1 square is 24/29 * 360 = 27 feet.
What about other sizes?
If you are working in yards instead of feet, you can use the formula below to convert from yards to feet: [yards x 3.6/1] = feet
If you want to work in inches, then the formula changes to [yards x 3.6/12] = inches
Are we done? Almost! Everything that I have calculated so far is just information we need to determine how many squares are on one side of the grid. To make our answer more useful, we need to determine how many courts are on each row and column.
Each side of the grid has a total area of (24 * 30) = 720 square feet.
Each vertical row has an area of [30/2] = 15 squares by itself. Therefore, each horizontal row’s area would be 15 square feet.
Similarly, each column would have an area of [120/2] = 60 squares by itself. Therefore, the entire grid is made up of six columns and eight rows with a total area of 720 + 6(60) + 8(15) = 1,250 square feet. Using a similar method as we did before, we can find the length of a single square. Since I want to use feet in this calculation, we need to convert from yards into feet first. The formula is: [yards x 3.6/12] = inches
Square length if working with feet:
sq_feet = 1.25 / (60 * 1.25) = 33′ 6″
Foryards: sq_feet = 1.25 / (60 * 3.6/12] = 12′ 8.69″
How many “squares” are on the field?
There are 20 rows with 30 Super bowl template. There are, therefore, 600 individual “boxes.”
There are also 15 columns with 30 squares each. Therefore, there are 450 individual “boxes.”
So in total, the field has 600 + 450 = 1,050 individual boxes or squares.
How many people fit into one square?
It is where I start getting lazy and using Wikipedia instead of continuing my analysis. One article states that it can hold 100 people, another states that it holds 200 people. Using 100, I get 1250 / 100 = 12.5 average fits per square. It is the same number of people as its estimated total capacity of 1,250 seats divided by 20 rows (1,250 / 20 = 62.5).
How many people fit into one square? Here is a diagram that I drew:
Your super-awkward sketch to try to explain how many people can fit into one yard of the gridiron. Yeah, it’s not very good! But hopefully, you can still get the idea. For this chart, I wanted to figure out how many people fit into a single square on the gridiron, not how many spaces it takes to fill up the entire field or even one side of the area.
Remember that there are six columns and eight rows with 1,250 total individual squares in all. Each column has room for 60 people, and each row has room for 15 people. So the total capacity in one court is:
60 * 8 = 480 people if you use the entire column. 60 / 2 (30) = 30 people per two squares of the column, which would also be 1/4 of a row.
15 * 6 = 90 people, which is 1/3 of the row.
So clearly, if you want to fit as many people in one square, you would spread them across a column evenly instead of cramming them into a single row. The worst-case scenario is using each space for one person with 15 boxes per row (15 total rooms per row). Then the same 15 boxes can hold 90 people.
How many areas can be constructed from the template?
We can build 24 areas by removing every other row. It gives us about $24 \times 600$ possible grid patterns. Since there are two teams in the super bowl, I will double this to provide 3,200 possible designs of Super bowl squares templates. You can also bet legally as betting has now become popular in many states or countries.
Look for people to play with.
Most people will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, so why not manufacture a coin while they’re at it? There are a few ways to enlist people’s help:
If you’re throwing a Super Bowl template party, hand the grid around or have it set up as a game when guests arrive. Guests who want to participate can fill up as many squares as they want for $1 each. (If you’re not watching the big game with a group, you can do this ahead of time and have the grid filled out.)
Identifying the winners
Super Bowl squares winners are usually selected at the end of each quarter, based on the last digit of each team’s score. For example, if the Buccaneers lead 14-10 at the half, the Super Bowl square player whose square crosses with “4” and “0” will receive a part of the pot.
Is it that high?
But I’m not done yet! Each of these area squares can be further divided into three columns and 13 rows. It gives us 9,750 possible grid patterns!