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Football is still happening?

02.02.07 | 1 Comment

I guess there’s this game this weekend and it’s something of a big deal…ok enough tongue in cheek stuff. Since the Debacle in the Desert, I haven’t paid too much attention to football. But this weekend is the Superbowl where Indianapolis and Chicago square-off to decide who’s going to get big rings and bragging rights. To say that this game is over exposed and overhyped would be a vast understatement.

I’ve gotten many requests to extend the prior ad analysis of the Rose Bowl and NFL Playoff game to the Superbowl. The reality is, I just don’t know if I’ve got it in me to do that – it takes a minimum 6 hour commitment and my eyes feel like they’ve been rubbed with sand paper after and my mind feels completely and utterly numb. We’ll see. Perhaps I’ll Tivo it to preserve the option. Heck, maybe it will even be a good game. Nah, that’s too much to hope for.

Ah, the game. I don’t have a strong attachment to either team, so there’s little in the way of emotional interference in making a pick. Indy’s strength is their offense, though their defense has risen to the challenge throughout the playoffs. Chicago’s strength is in their defense and special teams, though their offense has risen to the challenge throughout the playoffs. The pundits are pretty unanimously picking Indy as the AFC was far tougher this year than the NFC. I’m kind of neutral in picking a winner, I can find reasons that either team will win or lose.

When in that position, experience tells me, always pick defense and special teams. Therefore, Bears, you’re my official pick. In what I believe will be a somewhat sloppy and boring performance, I’ll predict a Bear’s triumph in a 27-13 snooze fest. Here’s to hoping I’m wrong about the snooze fest part…enjoy the game or the ads or whatever it is you tune in to see. Unfortunately, I doubt we’ll see any wardrobe malfunctions.

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