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.
My husband and I are attending a party to watch the big game. I’m more of a football fan than he is, but we will both be cheering for the Colts. One reason we will be cheering for the Colts is that he is from Indiana, a town about an hour southeast of Indianapolis. So, the Colts are one of the teams we normally root for during the regular season anyway. The other teams we follow are the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs, but that’s another story. Anyway, I usually cheer for whatever AFC team is in the Super Bowl, except, of course last year, when Arizona played Pittsburgh.
That being said, I won’t be that disappointed should the Saints come away with a victory. After all, we’ll be watching a game between the two best teams in the NFL for 2009. And, I don’t hate the Saints like I do many other teams.
I predict the Colts will win, but it will be a close game. I hate runaway games, games that are so lopsided they are decided by the end of the first quarter. I don’t think SBXLIV will be one of those game though. The Saints were #1 in total offense for the season, and the Colts have a better defense than the Saints. The Colts have Peyton Manning, the Saints have Drew Brees. Both are great quarterbacks. But, Peyton and his Colts seem to have more on the ball, so to speak, than New Orleans. Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne are, in my opinion, better players than Robert Meachem, Marques Colston and Jeremy Shockey.
The Colts have been to the big dance before, they know what to expect, and how to act. The Saints may let their emotions take over, having finally made it to the Super Bowl for the first time in the teams’ history.
Whatever happens, fans everywhere should be treated to an enjoyable game.