Are you Ready for Some Football?
I am admittedly not the biggest football fan, but I do like the Super Bowl. It’s a great excuse for me to get together with friends, eat greasy food and drink snobby beer. Plus, ya know, commercials. Everyone loves the commercials.
Webb Weekly has a long-standing tradition of listing Super Bowl predictions. We try and get a good pull from our staff, writers, customers, and this year – my friends, to see who can get it right. Don’t forget to offer up your predictions on the Webb Weekly Facebook page!
So without further ado…
Ok me first – I personally think the Seahawks can pull off another Super Bowl victory if they can avoid silly penalties and remember when they can and cannot cross the line of scrimmage. Plus their uniforms are prettier ;-) so I’m calling it Seahawks 27-21 over the Patriots.
I surveyed my friends and they seem to be leaning towards a New England win. My friend Seth said, “27-17 New England. Tom Brady MVP and he will retire after the game.” He may or may not have added something about hating New England. As a 49ers fan Jimmy has no love for Seattle. He’s calling a 28-23 Pats win. He may or may not have added something about the Seahawks that wasn’t fit for publication. Dustin is stepping outside the group – 27-24 Seahawks. He thinks Tom Brady will cry.
Jamie Spencer from over at White Deer Golf Course is looking for a New England win also. He’s predicting New England 28, Seattle 20. In his always-colorful way Jamie said, “Brady is too cool for school and the Legion of Doom. Belichick will be rocking a yellow stained hoodie with cutoff sleeves after the game. Russell Wilson will cry.” (I’m not a betting girl, but I kinda want a piece of this which QB cries action, don’t you?)
Have you ever met someone who knows way more about sports than you ever thought possible? And that maybe, just maybe, they may have a bit of a sports addiction? Something that should probably be addressed by a professional? Well, hey then! You obviously know Zac Baggett too. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who takes sports fandom more seriously – and he is a serious Patriots fan. So while he’s agreeing with Vegas, that it is going to be a close one – he’s taking the Pats 24-21.
Rick Quigley from Fairfield Auto Group is fairly sure the Seahawks are going to come out on top with a 35-31 victory. Tom Barnes from Steve Shannon Tire would like to roll right over both teams, but he has a particular distaste for Seattle so he’s calling a Patriots win 24-20.
Obviously, there has been some controversy surrounding the Patriots, and this has not escaped the attention of Gabe Sinicroppi over at the Crosscutters. His call: Seattle 31, Cheaters 17.
I also spoke with a few of our writers to get their feelings on the game. Ken Hunter feels it will be a close game. “New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks with a score of 27-24.” Gerry Ayers (whom we are still sending get well wishes to) offered some advice instead of a prediction, “Hey guys, first things first. Make sure the balls get pumped up properly and we go from there. Flabby footballs can really deflate more than egos!” LeRoy Baer has been a Cowboys fan for over 50 years (we won’t hold that against him.) his prediction? “The Seahawks deserve to win, due to the Patriots not having any integrity. This team continues to bend/violate the rules of the game in order to win. Seahawks 20-17.” Scott Lowery offered up this, “In a game featuring two teams I always root to lose, this is not a Super game for me. Whatever the outcome, I’ll at least be half happy. A Brady win makes him a legend, but Russell Wilson keeps on beating the elite QBs. Let’s say he does it again. Seahawks 27-21.” Buck Byham has all of the love for Russell Wilson and thinks he’ll do anything for another Super Bowl win, so he’s calling a Seattle win 27-20. Jon Pries said, “Seattle Seahawks win by a score of 24-21! Their quarterback, Russell Wilson, is a class act with his heart in the right place, and I hope he leads them to victory!"
Opinions are flying around the office also. General Manager Larry Andrews is calling a Seattle win with a score of 38-24. Once again the hubby is taking the other side of the line from me. He’s calling a 27-14 New England win. Our newest addition, cartoonist and Webmaster, Bill Stanford, has drawn the conclusion that New England is going win 36-28. Ron Mingle is trying to sell me on a Patriots win with a score of 21-17. Kristy conferred with her other half and after much, much explanation Matt has decided that New England is going to take the win 23-20, Kristy agrees.
And then there is Jimmy… “The ‘Big Game’ that almost wasn’t. Commish Goddell, afraid of what the fallout would be, inflates the game balls for the Super Bowl himself. All explode prior to kickoff due to his over-inflation. Just before the postponement of the game ‘The Commish’ returns from Wal-Mart with 24 Nerf footballs – 12 bright green for Seattle, 12 blue and red for New England. Goddell’s logic – no inflation required. Brady and Belichick go on to a 42-0 rout of Seattle. Richard Shuman is seen signing a deal with a Nerf spokesman while eating a bowl of Chunk Soup. Brady is MVP. Commish Goddell gives him the award and a can of Fix-a-Flat. ESPN’s Chris Berman proclaims QB Brady Best Low Air or No Air Quarterback in NFL History.” Sigh…Jimmy always has an interesting outlook on sports…
So there you have it! Looking to see how the game (and the drama) plays out!