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Old 01-03-2005, 10:20 AM
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Early Super Bowl Pick Time (Again)!


Ok folks, we've got our playoff teams settled, now let's see who can pick the Super Bowl a month ahead of time.

Last year it was Trillionaire, who went with the Patriots over the Panthers, 17-6.

So let's see what'cha got. We want the teams making it to big game, and the final score.

This year, I'll be taking the Steelers over the Packers, 34-16

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, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos

NFC Teams:
Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:32 AM
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Colts over the Falcons, 41-38 OT.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:51 AM
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Pats over the Cheese-Heads 28-20
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:16 AM
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Here's to a Pennsylvania Super Bowl:

Steelers over Eagles 24-17
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:22 AM
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Patriots 28 - Falcons 3
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:57 PM
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:20 PM
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Patriots 23, Packers 20. Vinatieri once again hits the winning FG as time expires.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:23 PM
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Steelers 24, Packers 20.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:31 PM
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Pittsburgh 28, Eagles 3.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:51 PM
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Pats 27 - Vikings 20
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:53 PM
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:04 PM
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:06 PM
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Pats 27 - Vikings 20
Vice versa.

Hey, I'm a Vikings fan, I can be delusional.
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:12 PM
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:13 PM
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Going reverse from Trillionaire (3 over NFC from the OP and 1 over AFC from the OP where as mine is 3 over AFC from the OP and 1 over from the NFC) I predict it to be Steelers over Eagles 17-10

Pats and Falcons a close second.
Colts may surprise.
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:14 PM
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I'm a Packer fan, but there is no way their secondary can hold up for three weeks. They will loose to the Eagles in the Conference Title game.

Patriots 27, Eagles 20.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:11 PM
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Vikings 28 - Patriots 21

Another Vikings fan here. Atleast let us dream about winning!
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:10 PM
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Falcons 24, Steelers 21.
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:22 PM
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Steelers 24, Eagles 17.

But don't think I won't be hoping (hard) for my Colts to take it all home. I just don't know if the dome-happy team can come through.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:57 PM
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:53 AM
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Wild card: Packers 38, Vikings 17
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:31 AM
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Jets over Panthers 17-10
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:32 AM
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Jets over Panthers 17-10
I meant Packers. Jets over Packers 17-10.
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:45 AM
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Old 01-04-2005, 09:40 AM
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Pfft. The Vikings deliberately dropped seven of their last ten games (and tried to lose an eighth, but the damned Lions wouldn't kick the PAT!) just to lull the rest of the NFC into a false sense of security.

Vikings over Packers this weekend, then they travel to top-seeded Philly and spank them, and then, oh, let's say they get revenge on Atlanta in the NFC Championship when this time THEIR kicker misses a chipshot and the Vikes advance 30-27.

Then Peyton Manning continues his season and tosses five touchdown passes in each playoff game, and the two teams face off in a Super Bowl remembered for the power outage caused by the scorekeepers trying to make an update after every play.

Colts over Vikings 73-70 on a last-second field goal.
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:42 AM
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Steelers 21 - Falcons 17
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:52 PM
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Ok, four teams are outta here. So whose predictions are now impossible? Let's see who still have a shot at calling this one correctly:

STILL ALIVE
Munch - Colts 41, Falcons 38 (OT)
Rock n Roach - Steelers 24, Eagles 17
esquimalt - Patriots 28, Falcons 3
D_Odds - Patriots 37, Eagles 24
Airman Doors, USAF - Steelers 28, Eagles 3
Xan - Patriots 27, Vikings 20
neuroman - Steelers 34, Falcons 17
NurseCarmen - Vikings 27, Patriots 20
catsix - Steelers 21, Eagles 10
ZebraShaSha - Steelers 17, Eagles 10
Uncommon Sense - Patriots 27, Eagles 20
maleinblack - Vikings 28, Patriots 21
jackelope - Falcons 24, Steelers 21
iampunha - Steelers 24, Eagles 17
zoog - Steelers 23, Falcons 6
lno - Colts 73, Vikings 70
Mullinator - Steelers 21, Falcons 17

ELIMINATED
Hal Briston* - Steelers34, Packers 16
duffer - Packers 31, Steelers 27
picker - Packers 31, Steelers 28
Phlosphr - Patriots 28, Packers 20
ElvisL1ves - Patriots 23, Packers 20
lieu - Steelers 24, Packers 20
Ellis Dee - Jets 17, Packers 10
borschevsky - Chargers 31, Falcons 21


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Old 01-10-2005, 01:16 AM
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Colts over Vikings 73-70 on a last-second field goal.
Okay, I like the teams and the outcome....but I don't quite know about the score.....hmmmm
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:52 AM
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I'm a Packer fan, but there is no way their secondary can hold up for three weeks.

I meant three quarters not three weeks. Sheesh, what was I thinking?
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Old 01-10-2005, 06:58 AM
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I meant three quarters not three weeks. Sheesh, what was I thinking?
Maybe three minutes would be more appropriate...

Pats 33, Vikings 30 in double overtime.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:15 AM
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Okay, so my only inaccuracy so far was Peyton Manning passing for four and running for one TD instead of passing for five. The future is hazy and I can only do my best to discern the fates...

Smooth lno's lock of the week predictions:
Pittsburgh over New York. Doug Brien returns to his true self and shanks a few extra points along with a missed field goal or two.
Indianapolis over New England. The weather clears and Manning puts up four TDs.
Atlanta over St Louis. Marshall Faulk is old, too old to begin his training as a Jedi Knight.
Minnesota over Philadelphia. Moss tops his endzone performance of the wildcard game, but the mists of the future obscure just what he'll do...

And my prediction of MN over ATL in the NFC game holds. This year we have Morten Andersen. Ha-HA!
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:20 AM
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What?

Damn! Eliminated already!
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:34 AM
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Pats over the Eagles, 28-10.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:49 AM
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In an all-Pennsylvania matchup ...

Steelers 21
Eagles 17
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:43 AM
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Pittsburgh over New York. Doug Brien returns to his true self and shanks a few extra points along with a missed field goal or two.
Returns? Did he ever leave that form?

Still, I must say I'm a bit surprised that the Jets kept my prediction alive while the Pack ousted me from the running. Who woulda thunk it?

At least I didn't pick the Broncos. It would suck to pick a team who got their shit pushed in during the wildcard round.
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Old 01-11-2005, 09:03 AM
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Returns? Did he ever leave that form?
His field goal percentage over the last three years is 83.5% with a deviation no greater than .9%, but he was a 71.4% PAT kicker in 2002 for the Vikings, then 100% and 97.1% with the Jets in 03 and 04.

He'll miss his average number of field goals, but watch him bonk a few extra points off the uprights.
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:13 PM
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Ok, only five players eliminated this weekend:
Xan - Patriots 27, Vikings 20
NurseCarmen - Vikings 27, Patriots 20
maleinblack - Vikings 28, Patriots 21
lno - Colts 73, Vikings 70
Munch - Colts 41, Falcons 38 (OT)

That leaves us with an even dozen who still have a chance to wow everyone with their prognostication skills:
Rock n Roach - Steelers 24, Eagles 17
esquimalt - Patriots 28, Falcons 3
D_Odds - Patriots 37, Eagles 24
Airman Doors, USAF - Steelers 28, Eagles 3
neuroman - Steelers 34, Falcons 17
catsix - Steelers 21, Eagles 10
ZebraShaSha - Steelers 17, Eagles 10
Uncommon Sense - Patriots 27, Eagles 20
jackelope - Falcons 24, Steelers 21
iampunha - Steelers 24, Eagles 17
zoog - Steelers 23, Falcons 6
Mullinator - Steelers 21, Falcons 17


Incidentally, I'm only listing predictions posted before January 7th. Sorry to those who posted since then, but it wouldn't exactly be the same with four teams already eliminated.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:10 AM
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D_Odds - Patriots 37, Eagles 24


Uncommon Sense - Patriots 27, Eagles 20



Only two left.
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I think I knew that the Falcons wouldn't beat Philly... it's just what I wanted to believe since I hate them. Here's hoping both of you picked the right SB winner.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:08 AM
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And our winner, with a total only two points off from our actual score of Patriots 24, Eagles 21: Uncommon Sense!

Congratulations...you join the pantheon of other SDMB post-season prognosticators as Trillionaire and...well, it's really just the two of you. Way to go, UC!
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:11 AM
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I'm getting here really early to pick the NY Giants to win next year by a margin of 12 points.

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