Sunday, February 01, 2009

Fifth annual Super Bowl predictions

Yes, that’s right, this is the fifth year I’ll be doing these.

Here’s my previous attempts:

That makes me 8 for 12 all time.

This is the hardest Super Bowl of the bunch for me to pick. While I know the Steelers are the best team, the Cardinals are really hot. That makes it really tough to pick.

It should be noted that I reserve the right to change these picks up until kickoff. I probably will.

The game:

This may totally backfire on me, but I’m going to have to go with the Cardinals. The Steelers are definitely the better team in this game, but the Cardinals are playing some great football right now.

I don’t buy into the whole “well the Cardinals have never been there” argument either. Some of their more vital players (like Kurt Warner) have plenty of big game experience.

The spread:

Since the Steelers are favored by 7, I have to pick the Cardinals here too.

The over/under:

This year’s over/under is 46.5. The Steelers have a hell of a defense and have struggled to score more than 30 points a game. If the Cardinals get pressure on Big Ben (as I expect they will) they should be able to hold that offense in check.

I think it will be under, but it could go either way.

The results:

Not so good… only got the spread, making me 9 for 15 all time. Which ain’t bad, considering I figured I’d pull a 0-fer at the half.

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