The Legend of Superbowl 42

         Most Superbowl tend to be over-hyped. Superbowl 42 in Phoenix, Arizona televised on FOX will create an NFL Legend. The New England Patriots have been chasing the desirable prefect season all year.  A victory in Superbowl 42 will make the New England Patriots one of the greatest teams in NFL History and the only team to ever go 19-0.  The New York Giants have the daunting task to pull off one of the greatest upsets in sport’s history.  The New York Giants started the season 0-2 and barely made the playoffs.  In the playoffs the sent a message by beating Tampa Bay rather easily, they stunned the Dallas Cowboys at home, and they shocked us all with beating Green Bay in subzero temperature in overtime.

   One huge non factor will be the weather.  The last time these teams met The Patriots squeaked by with a 38 to 35 victory at the Meadowlands.  As I recall watching it on television, it was quite windy that evening.  Again I would like to thank the NFL for broadcasting that game on regular television versus just airing it on their NFL Network as it was originally scheduled.  I honestly think when the Patriots played the San Diego Charges in the AFC Championship game, the weather contributed to Tom Brady’s poor performance.  The non weather factor is a benefit for both teams but I give the edge to the Patriots. 

If the Patriots win this game, Tom Brady and Bill Bilichick guarantee themselves as legends in NFL history.  The addition to the receiver core this year has proved how great of a quarterback Tom Brady is.  Tom Brady never has a great receiver until the addition of Randy Moss this year.  Defense are forced to double Moss and that has allowed Welker to accumulate more reception than Moss.  Moss still was able to hook up with Brady for 23 record breaking TDs in one season.  Let’s not overlook the over receiver such as Welker, Gaffney, Staleworth, and Watson. Brady with 50 TDs was also able to break Manning single season TD record.  I have been very impressed with the running game with both Maroney and Faulk.  The defense is not as quite as strong as in previous year but don’t let that mislead you.   Bruschi is the heart of this defense and Seau is a man with a mission to win a Superbowl.  I don’t want to leave out anyone on the defense such as Vrabel, Harrison, Thomas, and Samuel.  Let me stop there.  This is an great team on the verge of becoming a legend this Sunday.  My guess is as good as your as who will be the hero of this team if the Patriots win.   The obvious pick should be Tom Brady but we will see on Sunday.

If the New York Giants win, it will be the biggest upset since Superbowl 36.  The Giants will complete their Mission Impossible and the Patriots perfect season will be forgotten.  I was not a believer in the Giants this season.  I was one of the many people who suggest that Eli Manning needed to be traded or get rid of coach Tom Coughlin.  Was I ever wrong or what?  What I have seen of Eli Manning and the offense in both the Dallas Cowboys’ game and the Green Bay Packers’ game is he is ready for the big time.  I think he wants to emerge fro his brother’s shadow and he has done that.  I think brotherly rivalry and not being known as Peyton’s Manning brother is driving Eli to win this Superbowl.  The running game with both Jacobs and Bradshaw is amazing.  I like the Giants running Burress, Toomer, and Shockey.   Burress is guarantee a victory and I hate when players do that.  That usually motivates the other team but Burress is a big time receiver that can light it up on the field, so watch out.    I am not too familiar with their defense but Strahan and Umenyiora are impact players on the defense.  If the Giants win and Burress has a big game then the MVP has to goto him.

Don’t expect a blowout in this Superbowl.  I think the current spread is 12 pts but I don’t think New England will cover that.  If we examine the past Superbowl victories by the New England Patriots the margin of victory is only 3 pts for each game.(Suberbowl 36 – Patriots 20, Rams 17;  Suberbowl 38 – Patriots 32, Panthers 29,  Suberbowl 39 – Patriots 24, Eagles 21.)  The Giants have been playing rather well in the post season and all the pressure is on the Patriots to win. 

Prediction:  In the second half the Patriots will be down by 3 pts.  Tom Brady drives the Patriots down the field.  The touchdown that puts them up for good will be a pass to Randy Moss.  Final Score: Patriots 35 Giants 24.

Follow up at Legend of Superbowl 42 – Gigantic Upset.

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Superbowl is set

Well I guess I was wrong.  I was sure Green Bay was going to beat the New York Giants.  At least New England beat San Diego.  I could honestly careless for either team.  I am not a Giants fan but I always like going for the underdog.  The Giants will be a huge underdog.  Everyone wants New England to win the Superbowl so they will have their perfect season.  To be honest, I want them to win the Superbowl just for that but I would mind seeing the Giants pull off an unthinkable upset.  Well I wait until the Friday before the Superbowl to see my pick.  Right now, I am leaning towards New England.

NFL Divisional Championship Predictions

The big games are here.  I am a little surprise with both San Diego and New York Giants.  I expected both Green Bay and New England.  Watch out on Sunday!  I believe both games will be a blowout. 

Green Bay is going to easily beat New York Giants.  Brett Farve will pick apart the New York Giant defense.  There are too many holes in the defense.  Final Score : Green Bay 35  New York Giants 17.

I believe New England might have a little problem with San Diego.  I am worried about the windy weather forecast for Sunday’s game.  I believe the defense will force San Diego into some turnovers.  I believe the running game of San Diego will give New England some trouble.  Watch out for MVP Tom Brady to go nuts in the second half of the game.  New England’s defense will step it up and hold San Diego.  Final Score New England 31  San Diego 10.

Let me here what you think.

Goodbye to 2007

Hi all,

 Well 2007 is almost over and it has been one exciting year.  I spent over a month in Lithuania and even spent 3 1/2 days in Paris, France.  My mom celebrated her 70th birthday.  Watching my kids grow up this year has been awesome. I am blessed with the life God has given.  Both my wife and kids are awesome and so is the rest of my family.  I also enjoy watching the new England patriots go undefeated during the regular season. 

 If I can encourage anyone with just one thing, it would be to get a bible and start going to a bible teaching church.  I guess that is two.   Spend next year in the Word reading, praying, and repenting.  Need a starting point start with the gospel of John and continue with Acts.  Oh, by the way take your time and meditate on God’s words.  It is so easy to breeze right through it.  Just ponder on it.  Also learn to repent more often.

Prediction for football and basketball will come in a later post.  I must make one thing clear.  The Lakers looking like a good playoff team but not a contender for the NBA Finals.   I do not think that they can make it past  the San Antonio Spurs.  I do think that they are playing a lot better than I thought.  My apologize for raggin on Kobe Bryant.  i will try better in 2008 to be kinder to him in my blogs? :> 

What are my plans for 2008?   Watch my post tomorrow. 

Superbowl this weekend

I can’t believe it is here.  Ok so it is not the superbowl but this should be a great game.  Undefeated Patriots against the Undefeated Colts.  It is in Indy.  I know the Patriots look like the best team in the NFL but we will see how good they are on Sunday.  I have a gut feeling that this will be determined by a last minute touchdown drive and the winning quarterback is Peyton Manning.  This will be a great game.

Superbowl Ideas

Recently the NFL Comissioner suggested that London would be a good place to host a Superbowl.

One important fact that the NFL should realize.  Europeans do not care about American football.  Fans should not be forced to go to another country to watch the biggest US sporting event.  Let’s keep it in the Unites States.  I understand the business aspect the commissioner is looking at.  He wants to develop interest in the NFL overseas, especially in Europe.

I have a couple ideas for the NFL. 

  • How about letting the team that won the Superbowl, host the next Superbowl. 
  • Let have a Superbowl in a cold enviroment such as Green Bay or New England?

Chiefs in the Playoffs

After K.C. lost to Cleveland a few weeks ago, I thought the season was over.  After watching this morning and seeing Kansas City win and both the Titans and the Bengals lose, I thought what if the Broncos lost.  Well no more dreaming,  I would like to thank the 49ners for beating the Broncos in overtime. 

I just look at the wildcard schedule and noticed that the Chiefs will play the Colts.  I guess that is better than playing the Patriots.  Hopefully the Colts and Peyton Manning  will choke in next Saturday’s game or Larry Johnson will run all over the the Colts’ defense.

Merry Christmas