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Super Bowl Prediction

Okay…that time has come again. The BIG game and it’s setting up to be a fun one in Indy.

I’m rooting for the Giants. However, unlike the last time these two met in the Super Bowl and the Patriots were trying to make history by going undefeated, I just don’t think Tom Brady will be denied. The Giants are hot and seem to have the most complete team. That being said, the Patriots are quietly hot, too. And, they have one of the best Super Bowl QBs in the game. Brady is trying to match Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with 4 Super Bowl wins. He has 5 appearances which I believe now is the most (Bradshaw and Montana 4-0; John Elway 2-2; and Jim Kelly 0-4).

More than anything I’m rooting for a great game. I just think in the end, Brady will find a way to win it for the Pats. My prediction – Patriots 27 Giants 24.

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Monday Morning QB

1 – Congratulations to former Washington  Husky Mark Brunell for getting a Super Bowl ring at 40 years old. After nearly 20 years in the NFL with Jacksonville and Washington, he finally gets a championship. Way to go Dawg!

2 – The Saints won because they were more aggressive and courageous.  Going for the TD on 4th down in the 2nd quarter ended up not hurting them as they still got 3 points.  The onside kick to start the 2nd half was a game-changer when they rolled in for a TD.  Blitzing Peyton Manning (gasp) on third down up by 7 points late in the game caused a poor pass that was picked and taken to the house for the game clincher.  Just like life, being aggressive and playing to your strengths brings success.

3 – Speaking of Dawgs – the Husky hoops team held serve big time over the weekend at home against the Arizona schools.  In fact, they pummeled Arizona State.  They are in a huge pack in 2nd place in a very weak Pac-10.  They still have a shot at winning the conference, but they need to take their home-court play on the road.  Time for Quincy Poindexter to do his own Jon Brockman impersonation and put the Dawgs on his back.

4 – Anybody realize that golf season is in full swing.  Even me, an avid golfer who loves to watch golf on TV, haven’t followed it much without Tiger Woods.  The biggest pieces of news have been on the course with Scott McCarron accusing Phil Mickelson of cheating and John Daly losing weight, his game, and then quitting. Yawn.  Tiger better hurry back.

5 – One last Super Bowl note – to all those fans of teams who didn’t make the Super Bowl this year – don’t expect the Saints and the Colts back in the big game in 2011.  One of the “curses” of this game is that the two Super Bowl teams rarely get back the next year.  The Patriots did it on 2005 and 2005.    Before that you have to go back to 1998 and 1999 with the Denver Broncos.

BONUS – Was it just me or were The Who terrible.  I love this band, but they either sounded terrible or the sound was bad.  Roger Daltrey looked like he was 80 years old, but that just me…

BONUS II – The commercials were pretty good this year, not outstanding.  My favorite – Dorito’s Dog Revenge

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Why the Saints Will Win Today

The omens are bad…

1 – The Colts last Super Bowl win three years ago was also in Miami

2 – CBS broadcast that game with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms…just like this year

3 – The dude who announced that long-time Saints Pro Bowl linebacker Rickey Jackson made the Hall of Fame, called him “Randy Jackson” (too much American Idol for the man)

That’s EXACTLY why the Saints will win. Peyton Manning may be the best QB of all-time (in my nearly 40 years of watching the NFL, he is), but he won’t beat Who Dat nation today.  Why?

Something unexepected seems to happen in Super Bowls. especially over the last decade:

– Eli Manning and the Giants had no chance to beat the undefeated New England Patriots. They did.

– The Patriots ( a decade earlier) had no chance of slowing down the “Greatest Show on Turf) – the St. Louis Rams and Kurt Warner.  They did.

– The Baltimore Ravens could not beat the heavily-favored New York Giants with Trent Dilfer at QB.  They did.

Today, the 40+ year ordeal of the Saints ends with a victory that will result in a never-ending party on Bourbon Street.  I’m changing my pick from earlier in the week.  The QB from Indiana, Drew Brees (Purdue) will out-duel the QB from New Orleans, Peyton Manning (grew up and played high school in New Orleans) in cold Miami.

Final score – New Orleans 34 – Colts 31

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Super Bowl Memories

I still remember my first Super Bowl.  It was Super Bowl VIII (1974) and I was 9 years old. It was pre-Seahawks days and my favorite team was the one that was the most distant from my home – the Miami Dolphins. You see, they were the reigning champs and I loved the color of their uniform (still do today).  Larry Csonka was my first football hero.  I watched the Dolphins dispatch Fran Tarkenton and the Minnesota Vikings that day 24-7.  Two years later, I had my own team to root for when Seattle got our expansion team. The Dolphins are still my #2 team.

It made me think back to 36 years of watching the game.  I think I only missed two in all those years.   I decided to do a little walk down memory lane and list my top five moments in my Super Bowl history:

1 – Super Bowl XL – Seattle plays in the big game.  Yes, we got hosed by the refs and didn’t win the game.  But since the time I was 11 years old, I dreamed of the hawks playing in the Super Bowl.  There’s nothing like the first time, even in a loss.  This will always be my favorite highlight (or until we win one).

2 – Super Bowl XLIII – Arguably the best Super Bowl of all time, the Santonio Holmes tippy-toe catch in the end zone is a classic.

3 – Super Bowl XLII – Everyone remembers David Tyree’s incredible catch on 4th down for the Giants in their win over New England. But it would have never happened if Eli Manning hadn’t done his Fran Tarkenton impersonation and got out of three near sacks.

4 – Super Bowl XXXIV – One yard short.  Steve McNair’s pass and catch to Derrick Mason came up one yard short as London Fletcher makes the game saving tackle.

5 – Super Bowl XXIII – Joe Montana hitting John Taylor in the end zone late to lift the 49’ers over the Bengals.  Classic Montana.

BONUS – Super Bowl XXV – Scott Norwood’s missed FG as time ran out for Buffalo against the Giants will live in infamy with Bill Buckner.  It was actually a fantastic game with tremendous drama until the end.

What are yours?


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Fixing the Pro Bowl

I haven’t watched the Pro Bowl since 1979.  It has to be the worst all-star game ever.  It’s after the season, the players are either beat up or off for 2 months.  It’s a high-risk injury factor for nothing. Teams must hate it; players don’t want to be there; nothing’s on the line. Yuck.

Moving the game to the week before the Super Bowl was as smart as New Coke.  When David Garrard is now a Pro Bowl player after a mediocre at best year, that tells you everything.  The people who suggested this format should be fired.  Or worse, make them watch the game!

I heard an excellent solution by former Husky turned radio analyst Brock Huard on ESPN 710 Seattle.  Turn the Pro Bowl into a skills challenge.  No contact; minimal chance for injury; competitive (which is what fans want); fun; and even the Super Bowl participants will compete (as long as its after the game).

As for me, I will pull myself away from the TV so there’s no chance I can even catch a glimpse or score, slog through the rain to Safeco Field, and attend Mariners Fun Fest.  Play ball…


Extra Points:

  • Waiting for instructions to move everything over to the Kitsap Sun blog page online.  I will continue to post here until that happens. Stay tuned!

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