February 04, 2007

SuperBowl XLI

Just a few hours away now. I won't be liveblogging, but there will be comments at halftime, not to mention trashtalking over at The Astronomicon's place. WARNING: foul language is expected from sk8.

Remember my prediction: Bears 30, Colts 24. Actually, I think that predicted score is a little high; after the past two weeks, I've come to think Bears 27, Colts 21, but I'll stick with my original.

That way, when it turns out 27-21, I can say 'well, at least I've got it on a post.'

Any other guesses?

Update @ 223pm: Just saw an interesting little factoid over at AoMM..."And, finally, the past national championships for various pro and college sports have all been won by the underdogs. The NBA in 2006? Miami featuring a beyond washed up GP, Shaq, and Alonzo. The MLB? St. Louis with Suppan and Weaver as their 'aces.' The BCS? Florida berating Ohio State like a random Chinese guy berating another random Chinese guy... ...I think you get the feeling for the trend for the Super Bowl. In other words, be careful betting against the underdog."


UPDATE, 527pm: Three things just before kickoff...
1) The Thunderbirds did the flyover. They were HERE for DuckBurg's Airshow this summer. Neat thing: they had a camera inside the cockpit of the lead plane, and the shot was shown on the jumbotrons in the stadium.
2) Patrick Mannely, longsnapper for the Bears, has a great porn mustache.
3) Bears win the coinflip.


UPDATE, 706pm, Halftime. Bears down by two, 16-14. Sloppy, sloppy game by both teams, but the Colts got things cleaned up in the 2nd quarter, while the Bears kept dropping the ball. The D is doing the job, though, if only the offense (read "Rex Grossman") could actually show up. Losing Cedric Benson to a badly sprained knee ain't gonna help.

Prince rocks.

UPDATE, 717pm: Prince went from Hendrix's All Along The Watchtower to The Foo Fighter's The Best Of You, and made my jaw hit the floor. DAMN nice cover.

UPDATE, 903pm: ...and the party's over. Close the coffin, fade to black. The Colts just kicked the Bears butt all over the field. Congrats to them, kudos to the Bears for a great season.


Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:11 AM | Comments (12) | Add Comment
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1 Depends on how quickly Peyton gets rattled. If he falls apart early it could be a blowout. 30-24 sounds about right otherwise.

Posted by: astro at February 04, 2007 08:19 AM (fh7ip)

2 I do hope you're right!

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 08:20 AM (YadGF)

3 I'm not watching the game, but I just took a look at the stats as of a few minutes into the 3rd quarter, and it looks like the Colts are completely humiliating the Bears. Except for that first kick returned for a TD, the Bears are playing like a bunch of clowns.

The Colts are listed as having 18 first downs, compared to only 4 for Chicago.

Chicago fans are used to pain, of course, at least if they follow the Cubs in summer. But after the elation of that first score, it must really be painful to watch what's happened since.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 04, 2007 01:56 PM (+rSRq)

4 Was there a football game today or something?

Posted by: ubu roi at February 04, 2007 02:11 PM (c+YTT)

5 From the evidence, apparently not.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 04, 2007 02:22 PM (+rSRq)

6 I wouldn't go so far as to say that, SDB, but I will say that the Bears are getting outplayed badly.

There's still 11 minutes left, but it's pretty much over.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 02:27 PM (0Co69)

7 Sorry, Wonderduck. I knew I shouldn't have pulled for da Bears - I'm cursed when it comes to picking NFL games.

Posted by: astro at February 04, 2007 03:02 PM (fh7ip)

8 Hey, they made it to the SuperBowl. It sucks that they lost, but if you had told me at the beginning of the season that they were gonna be in the SuperBowl, I would have laughed.

Yeah, it's a shame they didn't win, but it was a helluva season. I'll live.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 03:05 PM (0Co69)

9 Hell, I'm a Cubs fan. This is NOTHING.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 04, 2007 03:06 PM (0Co69)

10 Up until an hour before the game, I couldn't recall what two teams were playing. I only tune in to sports if it's F-1, Endurance Sports Car Racing, Tour de France or World Cup. They can keep the rest of it.

Posted by: madmike at February 05, 2007 04:07 AM (yVm42)

11 I'm not a Colts fan, but it's pretty clear that the NFC can't hang with the AFC. That game wasn't even as close as the score indicated. I was hoping for more competition.

Posted by: Shawn at February 05, 2007 06:13 AM (xZebA)

12 Hey WD, I didn't want to contaminate the comments of your anime posts and you didn't have an email listed. I have a baseball pool going if you are intrested over at my blog. Tx, Dan.

Posted by: dfm at February 07, 2007 02:40 PM (mflSW)

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