Submitted by Lowell Jons
The families of Lowell Jons and Jen and Gib Black share a chicken coop. For some game-day fun, they had their chickens ‘lay’ the odds and winner of the Super Bowl. There are two main nesting boxes where they lay so the Eagles were given box A and Patriots box B. Whichever box had the most eggs wins, with the difference between the number of eggs being by what the difference in the score was. There are nine chickens in the coop, though typically only six or seven eggs are being laid per day.
By the middle of the day, the Eagles had all the eggs in their box with seven, none for the Patriots. As the game progressed it looked as though there might well be a 7-score spread, but in the fourth quarter things changed with an Eagles’ field goal versus a touchdown. Indeed, the score difference was 8 by the end of the game. But, when Lowell got home and checked the coop, one late decider laid an egg in the Eagles’ box to make it 8 and the exact spread of the Super Bowl game. The birds predicted the winner and the odds spread. They were “eggsactly” right and laid a perfect spread.