# How to Make Football Squares in Excel

How to Make Football Squares in Excel

Football squares, also known as Super Bowl squares, are a popular game played during the Super Bowl or any other football game. It involves participants choosing squares on a grid and then assigning numbers to each row and column. As the game progresses, the scores at the end of each quarter determine the winners. Excel is a great tool to create and manage football squares, as it allows you to easily calculate and update the scores. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making football squares in Excel.

Step 1: Set up the grid
Open Excel and create a new worksheet. Adjust the column widths to make them equal, and the row height to make them square. You can do this selecting all the columns and rows, right-clicking, and selecting “Column Width” or “Row Height” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Assign numbers to rows and columns
Label the rows with numbers from 0 to 9 and the columns with numbers from 0 to 9. You can do this typing the numbers directly into the cells or using the “Fill” function to populate the cells.

Step 3: Randomly assign participants to squares
Assign the names of the participants to the squares randomly. You can either type the names directly into the cells or use the “Randomize” function to shuffle the names. Make sure to keep track of which participant is assigned to which square.

Step 4: Enter the scores
As the game progresses, enter the scores at the end of each quarter. For example, if the score at the end of the first quarter is 7-3, enter “7” in the corresponding cell in the first quarter column and “3” in the corresponding cell in the second quarter column. Repeat this step for each quarter.

Step 5: Calculate the winners
To calculate the winners, compare the last digit of the home team’s score with the last digit of the away team’s score. For example, if the home team’s score is 14 and the away team’s score is 7, the winning square is the one where the home team’s number is 4 and the away team’s number is 7. You can use the “IF” function in Excel to determine the winners automatically.

Common Questions:

1. Can I use Excel to create football squares for any game?
Yes, you can use Excel to create football squares for any football game, not just the Super Bowl.

2. How many squares should I create?
The number of squares depends on the number of participants. However, a common grid size is 10×10, resulting in 100 squares.

3. How do I keep track of the participants and their assigned squares?
You can create a separate sheet in Excel to keep track of the participants and their assigned squares.

4. Can I customize the grid and the labels?
Yes, you can customize the grid and the labels according to your preferences. Excel provides various formatting options to make the grid visually appealing.

5. Can I create a larger grid with more squares?
Yes, you can create a larger grid with more squares increasing the number of rows and columns in Excel.

6. How do I ensure that the squares are assigned randomly?
You can use the “Randomize” function in Excel to shuffle the names of the participants and assign them to squares randomly.

7. Can I update the scores automatically in Excel?
Yes, you can update the scores automatically in Excel using formulas or macros that fetch the scores from a reliable source.

8. Can I calculate the winners automatically in Excel?
Yes, you can calculate the winners automatically in Excel using the “IF” function to compare the last digits of the home team’s score and the away team’s score.

9. How do I distribute the winnings?
The distribution of winnings is up to the participants or the organizer. Commonly, a portion of the total pot is awarded to the winners of each quarter.

10. Can I add additional information or graphics to the football squares?
Yes, you can add additional information or graphics to the football squares using Excel’s formatting and design features.

11. Can I print the football squares?
Yes, you can print the football squares directly from Excel. Adjust the page setup settings to fit the grid on a single page or multiple pages.

12. Can I share the football squares with others?
Yes, you can share the football squares with others saving the Excel file and sending it via email or sharing it through a file-sharing service.

13. Can I use Excel on my smartphone or tablet to create football squares?