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Last Chance To Enter SBD/SBJ's Annual Super Bowl Bowl Pick 'Em

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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