Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Quick Super Bowl Post

Here is my fearless prediction for the Super Bowl:

It is going to remind everybody of the Pats-Panthers Super Bowl 5 years ago. (I cannot BELIEVE that was 5 years ago BTW.)

That's vague, can we get some clarity?

Of course. Here is what I'm thinking:

Five years ago, the Pats were a team lead by their defense and ability to make big plays on offense when absolutely necessary and the Panthers were the team that kind of came out of nowhere, with a random quarterback (Jake Delhomme) and one fearsome playmaker (Steve Smith). This year, couldn't you say roughly the same thing about both the Steelers and Cardinals?

Anyway, how all that actually pertains to the game is that I think the first half will be relatively ugly and low scoring (a la the Pats-Panthers SB) and then in the second half both offenses will blow up to an extent. This year though, I'm saying it's the out of nowhere team that will emerge, the Cardinals instead of the Steelers. How will it happen? With three minutes left, Kurt Warner will bust a big play on a crossing route to Anquan Boldin to seal things for the Cardinals. My final, fearless prediction then would be Cardinals win it 30-28 and Anquan Boldin takes home the MVP. You heard it here first.

And because I'm really crazy, here is how the scoring breaks down:

Pittsburgh has 3 TDs, 2 FGs, and a 2 pt. conversion.

Arizona 4 TDs, 1 FG, and a missed 2 pt. conversion.

OK, that's all the Super Bowl talk from my end. If you want to know the other stories that you'll hear discussed 88,000 times between now and the game, here they are:

Ben Roethlisberger is clutch.

Hines Ward was born in the Far East and WILL play on Sunday.

Pittsburgh's D is awesome.

Kurt Warner is old and should be a Hall of Famer.

Larry Fitzgerald is an athletic freak and the best receiver in the NFL.

Anquan Boldin and Todd Haley are A-OK and still have a good relationship.

That's it. And so concludes my Super Bowl post. Go Cardinals because I don't want to live in a world where the Steelers have won two Super Bowls since the Pats last won one all the while doing so without ever having to beat New England in the playoffs.

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