The Super Bowl predictions: the good, the bad, the ugly
Reader No. 1 sends in links to some pre-game Super Bowl predictions:
-- Joe Posnanski.
From Reader No. 1: "First of several superbowl links, all of which in their own way point at difficulty of thinking about this game."
-- Aaron Schatz.
Reader No. 1: “Local guy Aaron Schatz leans Giants.”
-- Bill Simmons
. Reader No. 1: “Local guy Bill Simmons leans towards despair.”
-- Bill Barnwell.
Reader No. 1: “Bill Barnwell with about the best job of pulling it all together. In Bill and Tom we trust!”
Hub Blog’s prediction: Giants. My reasons for pessimism: Pats defense, Giants offense, Brady’s recent post-season performances. But my pessimism is actually good. The Pats usually win the big ones when I’m filled with genuine dread and gloom.
P.S. – I have refused to even entertain the thought of returning to the scene of the crime to watch this year's game, i.e. the normally glorious dive-bar
where I watched the last Pats-Giants Super Bowl five years ago. It’s Hub Blog’s small superstitious contribution to today’s game.Update
Three out of four fortune tellers are predicting the Pats. I'm growing more optimistic. But that's bad. ... OK, I can feel the genuine dread and gloom slowly returning to my body as I write. It's going to be the Giants.