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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:51 AM

OK, let's do this: Super Bowl predictions here.

Me: Patriots lose by two scores. And no, that's not an attempt at reverse voodoo. The idea that the Giants are underdogs is preposterous.

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Reply OK, let's do this: Super Bowl predictions here. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Jan 2012 OP
barbtries Jan 2012 #1
NYC_SKP Jan 2012 #36
joeybee12 Jan 2012 #2
bluedigger Jan 2012 #3
PRETZEL Jan 2012 #4
Scuba Jan 2012 #5
ProfessorGAC Jan 2012 #20
unhappycamper Jan 2012 #6
hughee99 Jan 2012 #11
Twinguard Jan 2012 #21
charlie and algernon Jan 2012 #7
PDittie Jan 2012 #8
Auggie Jan 2012 #9
bleever Jan 2012 #10
babylonsister Jan 2012 #26
ChadwickHenryWard Jan 2012 #31
Muskypundit Jan 2012 #12
paulk Jan 2012 #13
WilliamPitt Jan 2012 #14
VWolf Jan 2012 #15
Ganja Ninja Jan 2012 #16
Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #17
OKNancy Jan 2012 #18
trumad Jan 2012 #19
JonLP24 Jan 2012 #22
adam in oregon Jan 2012 #23
KamaAina Jan 2012 #24
Kadie Jan 2012 #25
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2012 #27
TBF Jan 2012 #28
tclambert Jan 2012 #29
RagAss Jan 2012 #30
2ndAmForComputers Jan 2012 #32
ObaMania Jan 2012 #33
MrSlayer Jan 2012 #34
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #35
Old and In the Way Jan 2012 #37
a la izquierda Jan 2012 #38
BobbyBoring Jan 2012 #39
flvegan Jan 2012 #40
madinmaryland Jan 2012 #41
WilliamPitt Feb 2012 #42

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. that's football, right?

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Response to barbtries (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 09:35 AM

36. I think so, the game with the big men in tight pants who touch a lot.

And have the funny shaped ball.

Why is that ball so funny shaped?

It can't hardly roll right... Not even a ball, really, not in shape.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:15 AM

2. I predict my nerves will be shot by the time it's

all over...they've already frayed pretty badly.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:24 AM

3. I predict my dog hides in the bedroom the whole game.

She doesn't care for it when I get "animated".

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:26 AM

4. I like the Pats for the SB

even though the Giants are probably the hotter of the two teams going in.

Close game, 27-24

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:34 AM

5. I predict I won't give a shit, 'cause my team already lost.

Any takers?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:24 PM

20. I'll Bet You That You'll Watch It Anyway!

My guys were out of it when Cutler broke his thumb. But, i'll still be watching the SB.
GAC

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. Sadly, that sounds about correct.

When the Pats are on, they're on.

When they're not hot, they're (really) not hot.

The only reason they're in the SB is because Billy Cundiff missed a very doable field goal.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:08 PM

11. As opposed to getting into the SB on two muffed kick returns?

We could easily be watching a 49ers-Ravens SB.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 04:15 PM

21. That's why they play the games.

Missed field goals are often game-deciders. It's just part of the sport.

As far as this game goes, I just hope it's not a blowout one way or the other.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:55 AM

7. I was supporting two out of the final four teams. Both lost.

I grew up a Niners fan and then adopted the Ravens as my second team when I moved to Maryland.

Turns out if you're supporting 50% of the remaining four teams, there's still a 50% chance the OTHER teams can win. LOL!

So now I just want to see a good game. I couldn't give a shit for who actually wins.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:21 PM

8. Think you're right about the G'ints

I don't know about two scores unless it's two field goals. I think Belichick is a stinkin' genius, especially when he has two weeks to come up with a scheme, but the Pats sill don't measure up on that side of the ball.

The New York Football Giants' defense is the difference. I'll go 23-20.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:48 PM

9. Giants

I agree with PDittie. By a field goal. With defense making the difference.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. The Supreme Court will halt the game in overtime with the score tied,

claiming that the uncertainty is harmful to democracy, and rather than letting the game play out according to clearly established rules, declare by a 5-4 vote that the Patriots are the winners, adding that this decision is not to be taken as a precedent for any future decisions.

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Response to bleever (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:32 PM

26. !!

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Response to bleever (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:51 PM

31. Considering that four of the Justices are from New York and two from New Jersey,

I would call it in the Giants' favor.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:09 PM

12. I am a seahawks fan, but I feel like the pats deserve the SB

Just because they wiped the smug look off tebows face. Twice.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:42 PM

13. I think a lot of the pundits are focusing on the wrong thing

mainly the Giants D against Tom Brady.

The real story is going to be the giants offense (with Bradshaw and Nicks healthy, they didn't play last time these teams met) against a very ordinary patriots defense. The Pats don't match up well at all in their secondary against the giants receivers. This game looks to me like the Giants/Packers game - unless Brady plays the game of his life and eli doesn't, this might not even be close.

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Response to paulk (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 01:59 PM

14. Exactly

Manningham, Nicks and Cruz are terrifying, and Manning is playing out of his brains. Our secondary is going to get shredded.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:09 PM

15. Seeing as I'm probably the only fan of both teams in the entire world,

I really can't go wrong this time around, much like in 2008.

Objectively, I give the Giants a slight edge - 3 or 4 points.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:15 PM

16. G-Men Yeah!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:21 PM

17. Let me deliver the kiss of death

Patriots 36, Giants 13

(Sorry, Will. The the Pats are doomed as soon I hit the post button.)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:29 PM

18. Sorry Will - Pats by 10

That's my prediction.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:47 PM

19. That could be two safeties..., a field goal and a safety...,A touchdown and a safety...,

two field goals, a field goal and a touchdown, or two touchdowns....

So:
4 points
5 points
9 points
6 points
10 points
14 points

Yeah I know---I could have done a two point conversion calculation. Fuck that....

BTW: You're a candy ass for picking against your own team.
douche

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 04:51 PM

22. I'm not into predictions because both teams have a chance to win

I do play Auggie's pool and I'll likely pick the Giants in that depending on where the spread is but the reason why I'm posting is I think it will be a close game. Giant's playoff D is terrific but had some problems w/ Vernon Davis and Tom Brady is the king at hitting the TE. Of course I feel Manning will burn the Pat's secondary but I feel they will be a bit one dimensional, Giants won't abandon the running game but at 3.5 YPC season average the Pat's run D is actually quite good. Holding to Ray Rice to just 21 rushing yards in the first half in last week's game.

However it is also possible each team could blow the other out, you have to account for bad bounces, tipped balls, special teams, luck, etc.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 05:13 PM

23. Predictions

 

I predict the half time show will suck big time. I predict that in 3 months I will totally forget who was in the superbowl. I predict too much hype before the show. I predict people will complain about the national anthem no matter how it sounds.
Patriots 33
Giants 28

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 05:24 PM

24. Et tu, Will?

East Rutherford sleazed into the playoffs at 9-7, then watched as the two best teams in the NFC choked to them.

The best team in the AFC better not choke to them, too.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 06:24 PM

25. Princess, a Bactrian camel, picks the Giants to win.


John Bergmann, general manager of Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township N.J. scratches the next of Princess, a Bactrian camel famous for her ability to correctly predict the winner of football games, on Thursday Jan. 26, 2012, one day after Princess picked the New York Giants to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Princess makes her "picks" by choosing one of two graham crackers Bergmann holds out to her, with each cracker corresponding to one of the teams involved in the game. She's 88-51 lifetime, and predicted the winners of five of the last six Super Bowls.






Me, I don't care. (Truthfully, I would love to see the Giants lose.) See you next year, when the 49ers go all the way!



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:47 PM

27. Patriots 27-17

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 09:28 PM

28. I'm still bitter so I am going with the Pats over the Giants. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 09:51 PM

29. Shh! Okay, I can predict the score of the game before it even starts.

0-0

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:52 PM

30. Pats 52 - 27

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 01:49 AM

32. Don't care about score, just want the Pats to win.

They pwned Tebow. What else needs to be said?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 04:59 AM

33. Praying for my Pats!

It will be tough because they are playing a Manning in the House of Manning and pressure will be on them with the whole "rematch" hype, but I'm thinking they'll pull it off based on the following criteria:

1. Redskins beat the Giants 2x in regular season
2. Pats beat the Redskins in regular season
3. Pats don't normally lose to teams twice in one season (regular and post combined)
4. Pats have alot of weapons on offense. Gronk is a beast!

With that in mind, Brady has to have the game of his life and not "suck" as he put it last week. Historically, Brady comes off of bad games with better performances, but who knows? Also, the D has to keep pressure on Manning and their secondary has to step up and make key plays.

The Pats have to score something on at least 80% of their possessions and not throw interceptions. And for God's sake Tom, don't throw on second down in the red zone. Pound the damn thing in with Woodie and BenJarvus.

Pats 27-20

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:58 AM

34. I really want the Patriots to win.

 

I'll vomit if I have to witness the stinking Giants win another Super Bowl. Unfortunately, they match up really well against New England. Pats in a squeaker 27-24.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 07:07 AM

35. Patriots 17-12

Like I have a clue. lol

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 09:49 AM

37. Brady had his crappy game last weekend.

He and the team will be motivated to avenge the 2007 loss. 34-21, Pats.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:12 AM

38. Let's go Big Blue Wrecking Crew!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:23 AM

39. Skins by 10!

Oh wait, that's next year, but there won't be a next year cause it's 2012!

NY by 10

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 07:26 PM

40. Pats win by 14.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 08:03 PM

41. Dallas-27, Denver-10

Oh. You meant this one??



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 01:00 PM

42. Today's the day.

I stand by my prediction.

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