Friday, February 03, 2006
Xtra Large Stupor Bore prediction
I haven't been spot-on with all my predictions this season, but I'm feeling confident about Sunday. All the pundits have this game pegged as a great matchup, with the edge going to Seattle because of its record. You've got a great QB in Matt Hasselback, an experienced Stupid Brawl-winning coach in Mike Holmgren, and a city that has never had a team in the big game. They're pumped in Seattle. Oh yeah. Seattle doesn't know a football from a cup of Starbucks, and the fans need some work on their pep rallies.
Not so in Pittsburg, where they eat, sleep and breathe football. They've also got a great QB in Ben Roethlisberger, a tough-as-nails coach in Bill Cowher, and four of those big Lombardi trophies sitting on a shelf somewhere. Yeah, that was almost three decades ago, but absence makes the heart grow fonder, as the saying goes.
Pittsburg faced an uphill fight getting to the title game, knocking off Cincy, Indy and Denver on the road. Seattle ho-hummed its way past Washington and Carolina -- hardly world-beaters this season -- on its home turf.
I have this funny feeling that this game will be memorable, but not because of its see-saw nature. Seattle's gonna get squashed flat like one of those sanddabs at Pike Place Market. Pittsburg will run up the score. It will be out of control before halftime, and millions of TV sets will be flipping to Law & Order reruns before Mick Jagger can stick the mic in his face.
Book this prediction: Steelers, 45-13.
Glenn 8-D 10:22:00 PM