Last year, the Rams offered a $100,000 prize to anyone who correctly predicted the team’s schedule, with each game in each week and each day and each location and the placement bye week.
To little surprise, no one won.
This year, the Bears have launched a similar effort, with the prize not being $100,000 but two tickets to all 16 home and away games, along with air fare and lodging for the road games and $500 per road game in walking-around money ($4,000) total.
The retail value of the grand prize is a mere $19,680. A second prize will be awarded via lottery, with tickets to one home game, one road game, plane fare to the road game, hotel, and $500 in cash. The total value for the second prize is $2,600.
Given the long odds of getting all 17 weeks right, the grand prize isn’t all that grand. For Chicago, however, the contest doesn’t include the added variable of picking the specific day of each weekend when the game will be played. So maybe someone will actually have a semi-plausible chance of winning — especially with five entries allowed per contestant.