Thanks to Reuters for its article discussing videogame-based predictions for this weekend's Super Bowl
. The piece explains: "Days before the real football championship is contested, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has beaten the New England Patriots' wide-out Troy Brown 29-21 in a head-to-head video game matchup."
The match was played on Sony's NFL GameDay 2004
, and it's noted: "In the first eight years of the event, the winner of the electronic showdown went on to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl champion."
Elsewhere, 1UP has done its own Super Bowl predictions
on four different football videogames, and the final results
also favor the Panthers.