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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:26 PM

 

Gawdless Furriner's Superbowl Prediction Thread

I requested and obtained permission to do this from three longtime DUers in Meta-Discussion. Very well, then.

The start of the game is now less than twenty-four hours hence (6.18 Eastern Standard Time), and I am forecasting a solid victory for the Baltimore Ravens, with a projected score of 37-20.

Now, let's have some American input, shall we?

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Reply Gawdless Furriner's Superbowl Prediction Thread (Original post)
Ian Iam Feb 2013 OP
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #1
PeaceNikki Feb 2013 #38
NewEngland4Obama Feb 2013 #2
dballance Feb 2013 #3
Earth_First Feb 2013 #4
dballance Feb 2013 #7
tavernier Feb 2013 #10
dballance Feb 2013 #13
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #15
dballance Feb 2013 #16
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #17
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #50
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #53
RudynJack Feb 2013 #31
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #44
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #5
JEB Feb 2013 #8
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #39
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #6
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #9
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #27
dlwickham Feb 2013 #49
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #33
dballance Feb 2013 #48
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #57
Apophis Feb 2013 #37
octoberlib Feb 2013 #11
DavidDvorkin Feb 2013 #12
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #20
DavidDvorkin Feb 2013 #25
daleo Feb 2013 #14
On the Road Feb 2013 #52
daleo Feb 2013 #58
bluedigger Feb 2013 #18
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #21
bluedigger Feb 2013 #23
countryjake Feb 2013 #19
randome Feb 2013 #22
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #45
cthulu2016 Feb 2013 #24
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #26
octoberlib Feb 2013 #30
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #40
countryjake Feb 2013 #59
Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 #28
RagAss Feb 2013 #29
JI7 Feb 2013 #32
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #35
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #34
Apophis Feb 2013 #36
HappyMe Feb 2013 #41
Tikki Feb 2013 #42
Go Vols Feb 2013 #43
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2013 #46
MineralMan Feb 2013 #47
pipi_k Feb 2013 #51
quaker bill Feb 2013 #54
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2013 #55
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #56

Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. I thought that game was over already.

No pick.

If it ain't the Packers, it's just not worth it.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:21 PM

38. I concur.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:30 PM

2. San Francisco 49er's 27 Baltimore Ravens 21

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:48 PM

3. Who Cares?

Yet another orgy of machismo and testosterone that has no real impact on people's lives. If a football team winning or a player scoring a touchdown is the highlight of your day that's too bad.

Why not go for a hike, boating, or skiing and make seeing the beautiful world around us the highlight of your day. Or, maybe take those hours you would spend watching the Superbowl and go volunteer at a food bank, homeless shelter or some other charitable cause. It would be time better spent.

Quite frankly, given Penn State's Sandusky scandal and Steubenville, Ohio's scandal I'm a bit sick of our football culture in this country. And those are just the ones that gained national attention. What of the ones that did not?

And for all of those of you who are about to flame me please do not title your posts something like "So you're calling all football players sex abusers" or "So you're calling the NFL a bunch of rapists." That is not what I said so don't put those words in my mouth.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:00 PM

4. What.the.FUCK?!

You live, a pretty miserable life don't you?

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:27 PM

7. Actually I Think It's The Extreme Football Fans Who Live a Miserable Life

They must have a pretty crappy life if they have to get their pleasure out of watching grown men violently plow each other down play after play while trying to move a ball up and down a field for a couple of hours. And then there are the fights the fans of opposing teams get into from time to time. Being injured or arrested would seem a pretty miserable outcome of those. Do I really need to spend hours in the cold screaming for a football team or possibly get into a fight over a team to have an non-miserable life? It all just reeks of a whole lot of miserable people trying to find a place to "fit in" so they can be like everyone else and be part of something and feel a little less miserable.

But that's just my opinion.

I like enjoying the beauty of nature, and helping out those less fortunate than me is pretty satisfying and not miserable at all. I feel pretty good after volunteering, like I actually made a difference in people's lives.

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Response to dballance (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:40 PM

10. Yeah, we're pretty much alone.

At least now some parents are starting to realize that putting grade schoolers in a football program is much like putting a frog in a blender. Baby steps.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:01 PM

13. Yep, I've Heard Parents are Becoming Reluctant to Have Their Kids in Football - Head Injury Issues

Given the number of reports of head injuries that end up causing some of the NFL players chronic problems parents are taking a harder look at football with respect to their kids' long-term health.

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Response to dballance (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:09 PM

15. A most interesting attitude

 

Given the fact that you have taken the most time/used the most words posting in this thread.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:29 PM

16. Well, Ian I am Going to Defend My Position

When people begin a post with WTF and presume I have a miserable life I'm going to refute them.

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Response to dballance (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:35 PM

17. In all honesty,

 

I think that you just want to be a wet blanket, for whatever reaspn.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:33 PM

50. Welcome, Ian Iam. I see you have already met our "hipper than thou" cornflakes pissers.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #50)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:31 PM

53. Indeed

 

And thank you for the welcome!

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Response to dballance (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:12 AM

31. Then I hope

you have a happy day judging everyone who's not as good as you.

I watch, at the most, two football games per year. But I enjoy the Superbowl. I will struggle to find a way to live with your disapproval while I eat some pretzels, drink some beer, and root for my local team.

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Response to RudynJack (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:42 PM

44. ^^^THIS^^^

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:01 PM

5. More room at the stadium for the rest of us.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:29 PM

8. Yeah, I heard nose bleed seats

cost approx. $3000. I wouldn't spend $30 to watch a bunch of rich men playing a boys game. Sorry, but I just don't get what all the hype is about.

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Response to JEB (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:26 PM

39. Oh, I would never pay tons of money for a Super Bowl ticket, and I'm not watching this one

because I can't stand Ray Lewis and the football coaches...but put on some Packer ball and I'm there.

Also, I'm sure you have some hobby that I would find hilariously stupid.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:02 PM

6. Pffffffft

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:29 PM

9. You must be an absolute RIOT at parties

 

Good Lord!

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:55 AM

27. different strokes for cranky folks

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:16 PM

49. I think I'm going to steal that one

very apt description

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:30 AM

33. Dayum!

Were you born with NO sense of humor? Dude, lighten up. Have a beer/glass of wine/joint on me.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:02 PM

48. A Sense of Humor About What?

About Sandusky at Penn State raping little boys for years and being protected by the university all the way up to the president of the university in order to protect the football program and the reputation of the University?

About how the high school players in Steubenville rather than seeking help for an intoxicated, incapacitated young girl whose life could have been in danger decided to rape her, urinate on her and drag her from party to party like a rag doll and then post the pictures on Facebook? And then to have the victim demonized and her family receive death threats because cause she reported the sexual assault. To have many, many citizens (not all of them) of Steubenville circle the wagons around the football team in their defense because that high school football team is such a sense of pride and identity for those people they choose not to believe the assault actually happened.

About the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy that many current and former football players are suffering from? Including NFL players. CTE is a degenerative brain malady caused by repeated head injuries. Degenerative - as in the brain progressively deteriorates over time and there is no known treatment to stop CTE.

About how the NFL doesn't seem to give a crap about the players. And how what they really like about the fans is their ability to make $6 billion a year from the fans through television contracts, licensed merchandise, selling advertisements, and ticket sales.

These are the things the "football culture" as I refer to it in my OP has wrought for our country. All in the name of the good clean fun of watching people violently clash with one another play after play. A sport that isn't played outside the US.

Here is some other reading for your consideration.

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/03/footballs_death_spiral/?source=newsletter

The ritual of the games and the worship of the players as such heroes has exceeded all common sense. And, frankly, it's no laughing matter.

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Response to dballance (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:30 PM

57. Yeah, dude, whatever.

You seem to want to slash at windmills so, carry on.

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Response to dballance (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:17 PM

37. I agree with this.

 

Sandusky and Steubenville has made me ill towards football. Not only that, football players get preferential treatment at high schools and colleges. So what if a guy can throw a ball down field or if he can block. Whoop dee doo.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:41 PM

11. San Francisco 35- Baltimore 21

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:55 PM

12. Former foreigner's prediction

Still godless, though.

My prediction: One team will win, one team will lose, and great numbers of people will think this really matters.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:02 PM

20. But isn't that the point?

 

When you go to the cinema, does the film 'really matter' in most cases? Of course not: There are times when one merely wishes to be entertained!

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:32 PM

25. Of course

And for me, movies are entertaining. Football isn't.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:02 PM

14. The team that has the most prayers will win

That's a well-known religious football fact. You can look it up.

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Response to daleo (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:37 PM

52. Well I Guess That Means a Ravens Victory, Then

Those godless heathens in San francisco certainly aren't praying.

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Response to On the Road (Reply #52)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:45 PM

58. Maybe so

But for the record, San Francisco is a great town and they have great heathens.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:46 PM

18. You lost me at "hence".

Are sports so polarizing on your side of the pond? I never see sports fans piling on literature and arts threads the way the anti-sportists love to dump on sports here.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:06 PM

21. Well,

 

right now, I'm on this side of the pond, though not a citizen. But, in answer to your question, yes! England has become shamefully famous as the home of football (soccer) hooligans.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:16 PM

23. Hooligans, you say?




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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:53 PM

19. I predict Harbaugh gets the win!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:10 PM

22. The only certainty is this.

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Response to randome (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:44 PM

45. I think the post above makes you a suspect

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:18 PM

24. I agree about solid Ravens win, but more like 27-17

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:02 AM

26. I wish to thank NewEngland4Obama, octoberlib, and cthulu2016

 

You three actually made predictions and were on-topic, as opposed to delving into a self-serious pile of rubbish vis-a-vis the socioeconomic/political/historical/psychological/religious/metaphysical/geothermal/oceanograhic/exobiological meaning of the game.

My hat is off to you, and to anyone else who wishes to make an on-topic, actual prediction in this thread!

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:55 AM

30. I'd seriously like to hear

the oceanographic meaning of the game. There's nothing wrong with watching a little football. Cheers!

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:29 PM

40. Hey now, I was...

on-topic... I can't find any reason either of these two teams deserves my brilliant prediction prowess. Come on man.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:12 AM

59. I'm feeling a bit insulted too.

(and I'm the only one in this thread who was totally correct in my prediction)

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:34 AM

28. Neither Team will use the Shotgun position

as a protest against Obama's Skeet shooting.


14-23 ..... Poe's Raven nevermore.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:45 AM

29. I predict I'll be pissin' drunk by 9:30 !

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:22 AM

32. i predict DU will be full of "too good for the superbowl" type threads

and i say that as someone who wont watch and isn't a fan.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:07 PM

35. Sadly, that's half of THIS thread!

 

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:37 AM

34. Well, as a Californian, normally

I'd cheer on the 49ers (except that I HATE the 49ers) but with all the homophobic players outting themselves recently, I say, GO RAVENS!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:10 PM

36. We have a choice between the team with the murderer

 

or the team with the homophobes.

No thanks.

I'm rooting for the Siberian husky pup in the Puppy Bowl.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:30 PM

41. I'll go with the Ravens.

No idea about the score.


Sorry your thread got pooped in.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:34 PM

42. Prob not..Like the 49ers have it, dewd.

They have a better arsenal and are totally united...

The score 50-19


Tikki

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:40 PM

43. I took Balt. +3.5

Go Ravens

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:52 PM

46. 'Niners 31-17

Kaepernick = Hero... Murderin' Ray Lewis The Cheater = Zero

Kaepernick = MVP and will set a Super Bowl rushing record for QBs. He'll run around Murderin' Ray The Cheater a couple of times, and might even once slow down to give him a shoulder in the facemask.

That'd be my fantasy Super Bowl anyway and is in no way influenced by the fact that my Pool Numbers include NFC 1/AFC 7.

I'll be leaving for my BFF's house in a short while and I'll be taking a case of my homemade Lemony Ale with me. 9.5%. My Wife came home from the grocery store a while ago with a huge veggie tray to take with me... she's so funny. She knows I'm not "that guy". Someone else is, and yes, sure, we'll eat them.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:59 PM

47. I don't really follow baseball.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:34 PM

51. I'm not good

at picking scores, but I did want to say this...

I can't speak for the rest of Patriots Nation, but when Mr Pipi and I were out for our usual Sunday breakfast at a very small restaurant in town, just about every fan/follower of football expressed a fervent hope for a 49ers victory.

And not just a victory...a total beatdown of Ray Lewis into the bargain.

One guy even wished they could bring Joe Montana back for this game.


I don't see this being a very high score game, but GO 49ers!

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:41 PM

54. I would guess a low score close game

but would give the 49 ers a minimal but fairly solid 3 point edge. The serious running QB gives them an edge. If the ravens don't keep at least one of their quicker backs watching him near the line, he will break some big plays. If they keep the backs in close enough to stop that, he will have good matchups for some passes well downfield. A quick running QB is a really big problem that few defenses cope with well.

Joe Flacco will have his plays as well, which should keep it interesting.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:48 PM

55. My predictions: A lot of screaming from the announcers and a lot of beer consumption by fans.

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Response to Ian Iam (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:30 PM

56. KICK! (pun intended)

 

Two hours to game time! Last Chance to make a pick, you plonkers!

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