Well, it comes down to the teams who were the best in the league for most of the season. It's the first time the two No. 1 seeds have met in the Super Bowl since Dallas and Buffalo in 1993.
I'm looking forward to a showdown between the league's two best quarterbacks. Peyton Manning was incredible in the second half against the Jets today - there is no throw that man cannot make. Brees wasn't quite as unstoppable, but I think Minnesota's defense is much better than Indianapolis' is. Ultimately I think Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush combine to make the difference.
My prediction for now is Saints by a touchdown or less.
Also, I still think the Colts should have played their starters in the final two regular season games.
My Prediction: Colts crush the Saints by 20 points or more.
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I'll give a more rational perdiction later on. For now though, I'll say it will be a game dominated by Peyton and the Colts will have the lead late in the game.... until his 'other' brother Cooper turns on him and QBs the Saints to a last minute victory! Who Dat? The champions, dat who.
Oh, and I'll also perdict Budweiser will come back and have some of their best commericals in a couple of years. It at least has to be better than last year's lameass offerings.
Originally posted by supersalvadoranOh, and I'll also perdict Budweiser will come back and have some of their best commericals in a couple of years. It at least has to be better than last year's lameass offerings.
And those commercials will be canceled out by the Mannings awful Oreo commercials. Seriously, Peyton better be getting paid five times his usual price for those commercials.
I will say the Colts will win by 40-35 in a showdown of the league's 2 best offenses.
I am routing for Peyton Manning and the Colts so Manning can have multiple rings and have only the argument that "Peyton can't be one of the best QB's ever because he has only one ring" extinguished.
However, if the Saints win, I would not mind the least bit because New Orleans has been through so much and now they are on the biggest football stage and New Orleans is getting ready to party yet again.
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I'm convinced Favre will be playing until he literally dies on the field.
I feel the same way about Ric Flair and wrestling. Just walk away already.
It is quite amazing in the last decade we've seen Super Bowl appearances by the former laughing stock Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and now the New Orleans Saints. Yay parity! It's nice for variety and each city getting to experience going to the big dance.
Who's left? The Browns and Lions?
The Saints of course are the likable underdogs. The Colts are like the Yankees- bland yet experienced and talented and should squeak by with a win.
The reality is, having an NFL team is marquee-level prestige for cities and is well worth the investment. Even at $975 million. There's far more benefits to communities than just selling football tickets.