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Super Bowl XLIV (Super Bowl 44) Predictions

Super Bowl Sunday! Can not believe that it is here already. What a great year we’ve had. We’re left with the two teams who for the most of the season were picked to be here. The two teams that started this season a combined 27-0. For the first time since Super Bowl XXXV when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants (incidentally Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was the offensive coordinator on that Giants team) I find myself with a Super Bowl where I don’t have a team that I really would like to see win over the other. I know it is cliché but I’m just hoping for a great game.

If the Saints win, the party might never end in New Orleans. Everyone knows that this is a city that loves to party . City officials have already announced that there will be a parade whether the Saints win or lose. Is there another city in America (Detroit?) that just needs something to celebrate at this point? How can you root against this team? How can you root against Drew Brees? He went to New Orleans and has done great charitable work in the city through his “The Brees Dream Foundation”. When he signed with them, a lot of people questioned what exactly he was thinking. This was a franchise that had never won anything. There were plenty of talks of moving the franchise out of New Orleans altogether in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was great to see the NFL and Saints ownership stick by this city and be a symbol of what needs to be done to rebuild the city.

What more can you say about Peyton Manning? When all is said and done he’ll probably go down as the greatest to ever play the position. It is a shame that the Colts chose to lay down in the final two regular season games because this team should be playing for a perfect season right now and what would have been one more major notch on Peyton Manning’s legacy. Another championship for Peyton Manning means that we can stop the ridiculous group of people who try to argue that that Brady’s been half as good as Peyton Manning. Had Manning played with the defense that Brady had earlier in his career he might have had 5 rings already. The injury to Freeney is a big setback for the Colts.

This is a big day for the Manning family who are widely recognized as the “First Family” of New Orleans. The patriarch Archie Manning played 11 good years on a really bad Saints team. He never did win a Super Bowl. He was an analyst for Saints radio broadcasts but gave up that job once Peyton Manning came into the league. The Saints were playing the Colts that year and Archie didn’t feel like he could keep things he found out from meeting Saints coaches and players from his son. We all know what a career Peyton’s had. He won his ring in Super Bowl XLI. Eli Manning won his ring the following in Super Bowl XLII. There are those in New Orleans who think a Saints win today would be in part be dedicated to Saints legends of the past like Archie. Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has his own indirect ties to the Manning family. He was the Chargers Quarterback who get let go after the Eli/Phillip Rivers/Big Ben NFL Draft.

I went 0-2 vs the spread last week which dropped me to 5-5 in the playoffs.. We’re coming off of two straight all-time great Super Bowls. I just get the feeling that we’re due for a bad one. There are projecting a high scoring game. Steve Young on ESPN earlier today picked the Saints 45-42! This has the potential for a shootout with these two offenses but Super Bowls usually don’t end up that way. As someone mentioned on TV yesterday, offenses are usually a little jumpy in the first 7-8 minutes so the defenses get a nice head start. With that being said and done I am going to take the Colts -6 to come out on top. You’ve had a nice little run New Orleans and America owes you a debt of gratitude for eliminating Brett Favre last week but this one is about Peyton Manning’s legacy. Colts win 38-20.

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Whoopi Goldberg needs a better staff

Generally I don’t have much of a problem with celebrity sports fans. A lot of people have a problem with celebrities sitting court side I usually don’t. They’ve made their money and can spend it in any way as long as they are not hurting anyone. What I do have a problem with is bandwagon sports fans who know absolutely nothing. Whoopi Goldberg who I am a fan of was one of the speakers at the Giants Super Bowl parade. About a week later on The View she had no idea that David Tyree and not Amani Toomer was the one who made “the play.”

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Congrats Giants Fans

Congrats to all Giants fans out there. To everyone who’s been critical of Eli all year…..I told you so! What a game. Great to see the Pats go down. Eli was brilliant on the final drive. That pass to Tyree…..what can I say. Play of the year without a doubt. Man I hate New York as a whole…..but it is great to see the Patriots go down. No one cares about 18-1…..if anything they are the 3rd best 18-1 team of all time. Big kudos to the Giants defense. They made the Patriots offensive line look bad all day. If this was Strahan’s last game….what a way to go out. Hopefully more comes out about spygate in the next couple of days and the Pats suffer some more.

Man I love sports. 6 weeks ago everyone hated Coughlin and Eli. Now Coughlin is going to walk away with a 5 year extension and Eli is set for life in New York.

4 hours from game time

On November 19th I said one of the NY teams would beat the Pats……hopefully the Giants prove me right tonight. The game should definitely be a lot closer then what a lot of people are predicting. Giants definitely need this to be a low scoring game. It’s raining so the Dome should be closed. I think Eli will have himself another solid game. Giants definitely need a big game from Jacobs as they definitely need to keep the Pats off the field.

Giants 24….Patriots 21.