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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Super Bowl XL predictions

OK. I'm going to go out on a limb here.

It's less than two hours until kickoff and I have a good feeling about this evening's game. I rarely make predictions on games of such magnitude. I mean what other sporting event uses Roman numerals to designate the championship? I'm shaking just thinking about it.

Well here goes: John Madden will say something dumb like "The team with the most points should win tonight," the Rolling Stones will play "Start Me Up" at the half, there will be two funny commercials -- one of which will be shown twice more in the broadcast, Hines Ward will run in a TD, Shaun Alexander will throw for a score and the Steelers will win 20-17 on a sneak by Ben Roethlisberger. And of course if this all happens, I'm going to Vegas...


Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Seeing as how we'll likely have the volume on mute in the office, I thankfully won't be hearing much, if any, of John Madden.

So I'll keep it simple: Seattle wins 23-20 as Matt Hasselbeck directs a late scoring drive that ends with a touchdown pass to Jerramy Stevens, who beats Joey Porter on the play.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Pedro Pizarro said...

Jason, you'd better stick to baseball :) Stevens did get a TD, though. Good call. Madden must have had a bad hot dog during pregame because he was actually pretty tolerable.

What a terrific game. The pregame spectacle with the former MVPs was great, except they couldn't get Terry Bradshaw or Joe Montana on board. It was good to see Larry Brown is still alive. He owes his life to Neil O'Donnell. And Ottis Anderson -- what a legend. Some of those guys looked like they could still play especially Mark Rypien, Marcus Allen, Doug Williams and Joe Namath (OK, maybe not Namath).

One more week of NFL related activities (the much-anticipated Pro Bowl) until the draft then I can go into hibernation until August.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Tip of the cap to you Pedro. You are the football genius. Joey Porter was right about Stevens. First-round picks aren't supposed to drop more than half of the balls thrown to them. Oh well. Football will be back in August.

11:32 PM  

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