Only 12 of 37 on-air ESPN personalities picked the Saints to win the big game, and the one closest to getting the score right was perhaps the biggest Saints fan of all among the 37: Stan Verrett, who picked a 31-24 final.

My prediction was 37-10 Saints, with Drew Brees as the MVP. But that was not enough to win the Sports Business Journal's contest, which attracted 199 entries.

Turns out you need to pick the winner, the MVP AND the winner of USA Today's ad meter rankings. I went with Bud. The dude who won correctly picked Snickers.

You can watch all of the Super Bowl ads here.

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I'll be back later with Super Bowl ratings news. Other than that, though . . . on to the Olympics!

Enjoy Brees and the unveiling of SI's Swimsuit Issue cover on Letterman tonight.