Friday, February 02, 2007

Super Bowl Prediction

They said I was crazy to pick the Colts to win it all. The defense can't stop the run. Marvin Harrison disappears in the playoffs. And all Peyton Manning does is choke. Yet, here they are, poised to win it all, after beating the likes of the Chiefs, the Ravens AND the Patriots.

Which is why I'm taking the Bears, of course. Here's six reasons why:

1) The Indy defense is regressing to its mean. That’s not good.
(2) In addition, the Indy secondary is seriously banged up.
(3) Grossman’s played well against the Seahawks and the Saints. He fared poorly against AFC defenses with confusing schemes (Dolphins, Pats). Dungy’s cover-2 is effective, but not confusing.
(4) The Bears will emphasize the running game.
(5) The pressure on Manning will be absurd. He’s played one good half in the playoffs, otherwise, he’s sucked.
(6) At the end of the day, crappy quarterbacks with great defenses win Super Bowls (Ravens with Dilfer, Giants with Hostetler). Great quarterbacks with crap defenses don't.

You know what really swung me? Realizing the Bears are -- and it pains me to say this -- last year's Seahawks. Not in terms of style of play, but in the respect they are due. This team went 13-3! But because they play in the NFC, and because they have a quarterback who looks like he might shit himself at any given moment, no one gives 'em any respect.

They will after Sunday. Bears 28, Colts 17.

3 Comments:

Blogger ch9099 said...

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1:27 PM  
Anonymous Nic said...

You are picking against your initial pick. WTF.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous jimmimoose said...

i'm still riding with the colts. time for the fetus to pull out the big one, sorry sex-cannon.

2:27 PM  

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