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Eli is not as good as Peyton

Congrats to the New York Giants on their 4th Super Bowl title. They become just the 5th franchise to win four Super Bowls.

That being said you’ll hear a lot of people try to say that Eli is better then Peyton. Anyone who wants to put Eli in Peyton’s league needs their head examined. Peyton Manning is one of the 3 (with Montana and Unitas) QBs of all time. He is a top ten overall player in league history. Eli getting to two rings while Peyton is at one absolutely nothing. If that is your criteria then I guess Trent Dilfer was a better quarterback then Dan Marino. Using that argument I guess Robert Horry was a better player then Tim Duncan.

Yes, Eli is very good but lets not get carried away here.
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Super Bowl XLVI Prediction

Four years ago I picked the Giants to pull off the upset against the undefeated New England Patriots.

This time around I don’t think it’ll take one of the most exciting plays in Super Bowl history to do it but I think the Giants win again. I am almost cringing making this pick because if the Giants win there will be foolish people out there who will want to say that Eli is a better quarterback then Peyton. I just know this will happen. Whether it is callers (or even hosts on WFAN) or football fans in general, you just know there is a segment of the population that will say it. It really is a shame that Peyton Manning never got to play with a defense that was consistently as good as the one Brady (and Roethlisberger) got early in their careers.

Everyone (outside of Las Vegas) seems to be picking the Giants to win this time around and that scares me. It hasn’t been said much over the course of Tom Brady’s career but Eli Manning is the better quarterback right now. I think the Giants pass rush gets to Tom Brady again and forces a couple of turnovers. I have thought for two weeks that we’ll see Chad Ochocinco make an impact in this game. I still think that is the case. It would be typical Bill Belichick.

By the way, what is up with the Patriots releasing Tiquan Underwood on the night before the Super Bowl?

Giants win 24-17. I’ll be on twitter during the game. Follow me @sahyder1

As for the commercials, have you seen the Acura one with Jerry Seinfeld?
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Peyton Manning

Now that it has been announced that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1, would it really surprise anyone if he missed like 3-4 weeks?

Why am I bringing this up? A lot of people already had the Colts as just a 8 or 9 win team. Being without Peyton Manning for any length of time obviously lowers that number significantly. Say the Colts end up as a 2 or 3 win team. What do they do with the #1 pick next year? Do they draft Andrew Luck and let him learn from the best for a couple of years? Do they traded down and get a ton of picks so they can give Manning a lot of new toys to make a run with?
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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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