Is the Super Bowl over yet?
Still smarting over the demise of the not-so-mighty Patriots, I can honestly say I have no great interest in the Super Bowl. (Well, other than to see if I win money in any of the 12 pools I’m in, of course). My buddy Sam Borden e-mailed from Miami today to say he personally witnessed Shaq O’Neal snub Tom Brady at a party last night. Thanks for rubbing it in, Sam.
But since we’ve had playoff predictions right along, here goes:
Colts 28, Bears 17: In what will be an interesting game until midway through the fourth quarter, Peyton Manning will finally get the job done.
The Bears aren’t chumps. Somebody in those uniforms won all those games and whipped the Saints. But the Colts can’t win the AFC title game like they did and lose now. That would be like Danny Noonan missing the putt on 18. It just can’t happen.
Adam Vinatieri will kick enough field goals to hold Chicago off and you have to figure Peyton will throw a touchdown or two. The Bears can run the ball with Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson but it’s hard to imagine Rex Grossman playing well enough to win this game. Dwight Freeney will be on him all day.
I have to admit, Manning seems like a nice guy and he’s certainly a heck of a QB. He deserves to win. Hopefully some company will see fit to give him a commercial once this is all over.
The biggest question of the day is whether Prince decides to test the seven-second delay by playing, “Sexy M.F.” at halftime. We can only hope.
Anyway, enjoy the game.