Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Very Scientific Super Bowl Preview

Who wants another Super Bowl preview? Have you read enough about the game on Sunday in "New York"? The experts have made their picks and now it's my turn. I'm surely no expert. I write about baseball. What do I know about football? I'm a Bears fan and they have sucked a lot over the years. Like I said, I'm no expert, I'm just your average Joe Schmo fan.

What does all that mean? Well, since most years I don't have a team in the game, I like to pick a side and root. (It's not as easy as it is in baseball. I don't feel an allegiance to the NFC like i do the National League in MLB. I pretty much always root NL in the World Series.) Some years it's very easy. Any Super Bowl with the Packers or Cowboys and I'm on the other side. Other times the reasons are geographic or based on a player I may like. I rooted for the Steelers when I lived in Pennsylvania, and I'll always root for Tom Brady.

This year is different though. I've never hated either Seattle or Denver. I actually loved Denver for beating Green Bay back in the mid 90's. I bet the Broncos straight up that year with a buddy and he thought I was crazy. The only time Seattle has been in a Super Bowl I was rooting against them. My logic at the time was hating Mike Holmgren. That's out the window now. So how do I pick? Of course I want to root for the team I think is going to win the game as well. I'm not in this to feel shitty at the end. I want to cheer for a winner. So let's figure out which team gets my nod for this year's version of the Super Bowl.