New York Gets The Super Bowl But…

Remnants of Giants StadiumI’m not going to complain about the weather.  I’m not going to wax poetic about sun and fun in Miami–that would sound really stupid.  I will, however, talk about the whole process and what it means to get a Super Bowl and why New York getting the 2014 Super Bowl seems a little suspicious.

Listen, I get the idea behind the Super Bowl.  Everybody and their mother wants to go to someplace warm and have a weeklong vacation waiting for the game.  I get it.  Players in the game can bring their families down and their kids can have a nice vacay while daddy gets sequestered to play the game.  Media row can be ENORMOUS and you can have everyone there because everyone wants to be in some sunny and warm place.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Super Bowl is over, they played the Pro Bowl–stupidly–before the Super Bowl and now we don’t have anything to do!  (Just kidding)

The NFL season rolls right along with free-agency, the combine, the draft, and a premilinary look at how the league will shake out next year.  The plan is to highlight every team in the league and their prospects for next year.  Highlight every major player in the Indianapolis combine, all the guys who miss it, and all the guys who shouldn’t be drafted as high as people say.

Shame On You Peyton Manning

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Can we just delete Peyton from this picture?

The New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl last night and all I have to say is “Shame on you Peyton Manning”.

I spent alot of time in this space singing Peyton’s praises, and when I picked the Jets to beat the Colts for the AFC Title I thought I just made a bad move with a young club.  Nope, I was picking correctly.  The Jets SHOULD have gotten the benefit of that interception, but the Colts saved the stinker for the big game.

New Orleans Saints Win Super Bowl

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Champions.

It ended up being the third consecutive great Super Bowl match up and I thought for a while that we were going to have the first Super Bowl overtime.

Drew Brees was terrific after a shaky first quarter, but a lot of the praise has to go the the Saints coaching staff. Indianapolis jumped out to a quick 10 point lead and it looked liked this was going to be a blowout. But Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams adjusted his game plan and held the Colts to only 7 points over the rest of the game.

Freeney Still Hasn’t Practiced

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I know that I picked the Colts to win the Super Bowl and Dwight Freeney hasn’t practiced, but I’m not stepping off my prediction.  The game will be close, but it will exciting too.  Not having Dwight Freeney in the game is going to but one thing:

Make Raheem Brook a household name.

He’s either going to get burned and Robert Mathis will save him or he’ll play better than Dwight Freeney and we’ll wonder where he’s been all out lives.  Personally, I think it will be latter, but who knows for sure, right?

Who Will You Cheer for In Super Bowl XLIV?

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The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints will meet in less than 24 hours to play in the NFL’s biggest game of the season. Each team has their own fans and followers, believers and naysayers. Everyone has their own reasons for backing their team, whether or not it’s the team they generally follow during the regular season.

Time To Pick The Super Bowl

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It’s the day before the Super Bowl and it’s time to actually make the pick official.  I’ve been beating around the bush (kind of) for two weeks and now it’s time to say what I mean and mean what I say.

The Colts are going to take it.  There I said it.

Drew Brees is nice or whatever, but he ain’t Peyton Manning.  Marques Colston is nice, but he ain’t Reggie Wayne or Austin Collie or Pierre Garcon.  The Saints defense is nice, but the Colts defense is faster.

How Hurt is Dwight Freeney?

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Dwight Freeney has a sprained ankle that could keep him out of the Super Bowl, but I have to ask…how hurt is he?

He, supposedly, couldn’t walk a few days ago and then he showed up to media day without a boot or anything on…just flip-flops.

Here’s my thing.  Perhaps he’s not AS BAD as we thought and he’s starting to feel better.  If so, that would be very good.  Freeney is a common thread in the Colts’ 2006 success and now.  He anchors a good defense.

A Preliminary Look at the Saints for the Super Bowl

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The Saints squeaked by the Vikings into the Super Bowl this past Sunday.

It’s no mystery that the Saints had a VERY hard time dispatching the Vikings in the Superdome on Sunday and now they have to carry those problems to Miami for the Super Bowl.

The offense was “clicking” on some level, but it was “smoking” the Vikings the way some people thought it would.  Drew Brees was able to work some magic, but he needed a bad throw by Brett Favre to get him the ball back in overtime to win the game.

A Preliminary Look At The Colts For The Super Bowl

Indianapolis Colts iPhone wallpaperWell, the Colts proved me wrong and beat the Jets in the AFC Title Game after falling behind early.  I mean, when the game started and the Jets were clicking I thought that I had TOTALLY gotten that pick right.

What does this mean for the Colts in the Super Bowl?  Well, it means that they can score at will…despite the defense they’re playing.  The whole “running thing” was a total miscalculation on my part.  I really thought the ability of the Jets to run would make a difference.  It didn’t!