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Old 12-28-2003, 06:11 PM
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Early Super Bowl Pick Time!


Ok folks, the twelve playoff teams have been decided. Now itís time to take your best guess as to who is going to Houston February 1st. We want the two Super Bowl teams, and the final score of the game.

As any Gregg Easterbrook fan will tell you, it's very, very difficult to accurately predict the final score of a game, but that's our challenge! Winner gets...errr.... <quick origamizing> this genuine paper football, and...ummm... <quick peek under desk chair> this peanut that sorta resembles John Madden.

For my pick, I'm going Rams over the Patriots, 34-24.

P.S. Just in case you don't follow football, but still wanna play along, just pick an AFC team, an NFC team, and a couple of numbers that sound vaguely football-scorish.

AFC Teams
New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

NFC Teams
Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers
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Old 12-28-2003, 06:18 PM
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Chiefs 27
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Old 12-28-2003, 06:46 PM
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Pats over the Rams, 31-13
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:25 PM
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The Brett Favre "For My Pops" tour rolls.

The Broncos are peaking at the right time of year. (Week 17 doesn't count - Denver rested keys starters.)

A rematch of Super Bowl XXXII.

In a game for the ages its the first ever overtime in the SB.

Elam hits an amazing 57 yard field goal:

Denver 35
Green Bay 32

(OK, Ok this mostly what I want to happen. What I think will happen:
Pats 28
Eagles 17)
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Old 12-28-2003, 08:40 PM
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Colts 31, Rams 24
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Old 12-28-2003, 08:42 PM
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Up until this afternoon's Motor City Meltdown I thought the Rams had a very good chance of getting revenge for the loss against New England in Super Bowl XXXVI. After their pathetic 2nd half performance however, I doubt they will be able to beat Green Bay at the Dome two weeks hence.

Super Bowl XXXVIII will be an old-fashioned Super-blowout Patriots 41, Eagles 10
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Old 12-28-2003, 08:56 PM
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Go with you Flymaster
But more Pats style : after overtime.

GO PATS !

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Old 12-28-2003, 09:19 PM
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Panthers 13... Pats 12.


On a last second 46 yd field goal by Kasey.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:06 PM
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Colts 31, Rams 24
Sounds good to me.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:41 PM
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I going with a game between the Ravens (on the strength of Jamal Lewis) and the Philadelphia Eagles (just because I use them when I play my Madden '04 Franchise...anyone ever notice their jerseys resemble the Sasaktchewan Roughriders of the CFl in colour)

Final score -

Eagles - 24
Ravens - 31



Of course, Jamal Lewis will put up some pretty strong numbers.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:36 PM
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Ravens 24
Eagles 17



(Sorry, Montfort.)
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:45 PM
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I'm going with the Chiefs -vs- Eagles. I think I'll go against the trend and pick an Eagles win 24 to 10.

The real game will probably a blowout like 5 time champ predicted. The only thing I can be pretty certain about is that the Cowboys will be watching the game from home.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:52 PM
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Ravens 24
Eagles 17



(Sorry, Montfort.)
Bwahahahaha!!!

Care to put some money on that?

BTW, I'm sorry that Jamal didn't get the record. That was a tough one, eh?

OK, I'm done laughing my ass off now. See you at the golf course next week, and enjoy your crappy draft pick.
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:10 AM
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:19 AM
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Rematch of the 2002 Super Bowl, only this time the Rams don't choke.

Rams 31, Pats 17

Marc Bulger - Super Bowl MVP
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:22 AM
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I'll go with:
Patriots 17
Panthers 6

Rams and Broncos runners up.
Chiefs, Eagles, Colts and Seahawks have no show.
Cowboys may surprise.
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:22 AM
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Well, we made our "early picks" back in August. These are more like early in the playoffs picks, which are much easier to make. In that one no one did great, but I have a good shot at having predicted the NFC title match correctly (as does Quack). VarlosZ was the only one that saw the Patriots coming.

Picking today I'd take the Patriots over the Eagles, although my Eagles over the Titans pick is still not a bad choice. Especially since it was made in August. It's about the only thing I even got close on this year in picks, though.
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Old 12-29-2003, 12:27 AM
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Cowboys may surprise.
It would definitely be a surprise. Coach Parcells is a very good coach, but he's not a miracle worker. I think it'll be a few years before we're actually playing in a Superbowl.
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:03 AM
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I say the Packers will win it. Did you guys see how they got in the playoffs? I gotta go with Favre.

Packers-38
Indy-28

I'm actually a Niners fan, and have always hated the Packers, but always respected Favre. Now I'm rooting for him. What the hell is wrong with me?
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:29 AM
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I'm looking for a repeat to Super Bowl XXXI:

Green Bay 35
New England 21

Go Pack Go!!!

Oddly enough it looks like a pretty good chance this year with both teams riding into the play-offs with momentum.
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:50 AM
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I say the Packers will win it. Did you guys see how they got in the playoffs?
Why yes I did. And I must say, Arizona did a great job in handing them their wild card spot.

P.S. Good news: I was the only one in our work pool to pick Arizona, which gave me the win for the week.

Bad news: Because of the holidays, we had only 4 participants (instead of our usual 30-35). Woohoo! Big $20 win for me!
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Old 12-29-2003, 11:56 AM
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And I must say, Arizona did a great job in handing them their wild card spot.
D'oh! Stupid brain!
-"their wild card spot" +"the NFC North".
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:14 PM
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Broncos over Eagles: 34 - 16
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:21 PM
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Rematch of the 2002 Super Bowl, only this time the Rams don't choke.

Rams 31, Pats 17

Marc Bulger - Super Bowl MVP
I like the way you think, brianjedi However, while I am one around this town who does think that the right guy has the starting QB job, he'd have to seriously step it up to get SB MVP, or any other MVP award for that matter. I'd see that more likely going to Holt or Faulk.
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:46 PM
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It will be:

New England: 28
Green Bay: 10
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Old 12-29-2003, 05:01 PM
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What, nobody is picking the Seahawks?

OK, me either.

Titans 27
Eagles 23
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Old 12-31-2003, 05:29 AM
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Packers - 31

Colts - 17

Will be a great Super Bowl!
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Baltimore Ravens 18-1
Carolina Panthers 30-1
Dallas Cowboys 50-1
Denver Broncos 15-1
Green Bay Packers 11-1
Indianapolis Colts 15-1
Kansas City Chiefs 7-1
New England Patriots 2-1
Philadelphia Eagles 7-2
Seattle Seahawks 65-1
St. Louis Rams 7-1
Tennessee Titans 16-1
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I'm in Houston. My brain will explode if this happens, but my pick is....drumroll please...

Tennessee 24
Dallas 21
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:44 AM
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Why yes I did. And I must say, Arizona did a great job in handing them their wild card spot.
GB also got in because they won their last 4 games and went 7-2 in their last 9 games on the season (record since bye week)! They beat their last 4 opponents by a score of 144-52 scoring an average of 36 pts/game during that span.

Momentum is the main factor going into the playoffs and the Packers have that big time right now!
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Not sure what would happen in my household if this actually came to pass, but:

Pats 17
Eagles 14
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:02 AM
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Wild Card Weekend only knocked five players out of the running. Not too shabby. Here's who remains:

Me: Rams 34, Patriots 24
Mr. Blue Sky: Chiefs 27, Rams 19
Flymaster: Patriots 31, Rams 13
NothingMan: Patriots 28, Eagles 17 (Lucky for him, I went with his "what I think will happen" choice)
The Peyote Coyote: Colts 31, Rams 24
5 time champ: Patriots 41, Eagles 10
Reeder: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Carcosa: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Grace: Eagles 24, Chiefs 10
brianjedi: Rams 31, Patriots 17
Trillionaire: Patriots 17, Panthers 6
Shaggarito: Packers 38, Colts 28
Bobby Roberts: Packers 35, Patriots 21
bouv: Patriots 28, Packers 10
zoog: Titans 27, Eagles 23
yola: Packers 31, Colts 17
vix: Patriots 17, Eagles 14

I agree, Bobby R.. The Packers have been playing great lately. And although I'd have to rate their performance yesterday as "good" at best (I was expecting them to blow Seattle away), I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for next weekend. The Packers may be my third most-hated team, but that makes them my pick against my number one most-hated Eagles.

And no, zoog, nobody picked the Seahawks (lucky for them ).

FYI, the players who did pick losing teams were: xayoz306 (Ravens), Weirddave (Ravens), Krebnar the Magnificent (Ravens), Dolores Reborn (Cowboys), lieu (Broncos).
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Hey, I'm still in with both my August and December picks. What, do I really need to give you a score now?
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It's all in fun, ShibbOleth, so sure -- toss 'em in there. Will it be Pats over Eagles or Eagles over Titans, and what's your score prediction?
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If it's Pats over Eagles then it's 33-17. If it's Eagles over Titans then I'd probably say 24-21 in OT.
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:11 AM
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Eleven players gone, seven left standing:

NothingMan: Patriots 28, Eagles 17
5 time champ: Patriots 41, Eagles 10
Reeder: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Carcosa: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Trillionaire: Patriots 17, Panthers 6
vix: Patriots 17, Eagles 14
ShibbOleth: Patriots 33, Eagles 17

Damn you, Mike Martz! To hell with playing for the tie...go for the end zone!
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:11 AM
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I'm too late to play this game, but I take comfort in knowing you're all going to lose.

And I'm not talking about the Colts.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:22 AM
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Huh...I didn't even catch on to the fact that no one left picked the Eagles to win. But that does make sense, seeing as they're the Masters Of "Almost". It's pretty much a given that they'll continue their choking streak this Sunday.

Who knows? Someday they may be able to shed their late-playoff laughingstock image, but it's not happening this year.

Nothing like hearing Andy Reid's annual excuse-fest on WYSP radio's Eagles Coaches Show to put a big 'ol smile on my face.
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Eleven players gone, seven left standing:

NothingMan: Patriots 28, Eagles 17
5 time champ: Patriots 41, Eagles 10
Reeder: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Carcosa: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Trillionaire: Patriots 17, Panthers 6
vix: Patriots 17, Eagles 14
ShibbOleth: Patriots 33, Eagles 17

Damn you, Mike Martz! To hell with playing for the tie...go for the end zone!
And then there were three:

Reeder: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Carcosa: Panthers 13, Patriots 12
Trillionaire: Patriots 17, Panthers 6

Best part is that the Panthers were picked both ways, so there's going to be a winner or a tie. (Now I'll have to read back through the thread and see whether it was Reeder or Carcosa that was damned unoriginal. Interestingly at the end of the second game this weekend we we're debating whether the O/U would be 25 or 30 for this game. I didn't see the opening spreads yet, will be interesting to see how many points the Patriots fans have to give.
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Just to follow up on the odds, today's odds in USA Today has the Patriots giving 6.5 points and the Over/Under at 38 (one is at 37.5). I had predicted a spread of 7-7.5 at the end of the game, but it will move a lot by Super Bowl weekend.
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Oh my og I agree with Reeder. Somebody shoot me.
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Damn hamsters must've chewed up the results post I put up yesterday.

By game time, that spread will be 4 or less. The O/U won't move, and for my money, that'll be an easy "under" call. The defense these two teams lay down is incredible. I think we have some accurate picks here, score-wise.

And IIRC, it was Carcosa who quoted Reeder's pick with something along the lines of "Sounds good to me". I leave it to the individual to judge if that was an actual pick or not.

"Hey, hear the news about Freddie Mitchell? He dropped another pass this morning. "
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If I were a betting man I would take the Panthers, the points and the under. But I think that the Patriots will probably win.
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Panthers 13... Pats 12.


On a last second 46 yd field goal by Kasey.


I stand by my pick.

Carcosa didn't quote me at all.

Patriots go down.

Let me go out on a ledge...

I predict Brady will be intercepted 3 times. Twice by Manning..once in the end zone. Davis will get 100+ yards and score the only touchdown of the game. Smith gets 75+ yards in receptions. Brady gets sacked 4 times.
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Old 02-01-2004, 10:27 PM
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Go Trillionaire. While your pick of a 17-6 score may not have been to accurate, you were the only one left with a Patriots pick. Check your mailbox for your paper football and sorta-Madden peanut. Allow 48-54 weeks delivery
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