Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

It's here! Super Bowl Sunday!

I'm going to go out on a limb here (not at all) and pick the Colts to win easily. Of course, I'm the kiss of death, having picked the Patriots and Cardinals in the last two Super Bowls.

I'll update this post post-game with my thoughts on the game.

Ouch! I really AM the kiss of death.

The Colts, a better team on both sides of the ball during the regular season, played like crap the entire second half, while the Saints, after a dismal 1st quarter, played inspired football. The resulting 31-17 shellacking was as beautifully executed as it was painful to watch.

I started to get nervous when the Saints pulled off a successful onside kick to start the second half. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Even if it had failed I would still say it was brilliant because it was so random and unexpected.

Drew Brees played incredibly well. He is definitely in the top 3 or 4 quarterbacks in the game right now; he may, in fact, be #1.

Peyton Manning played well, but made one fatal mistake, the interception returned 74 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter with the Colts driving and down a touchdown.

Good game, all told.

Next year the NFC will be represented by the Niners! (he says, taking another sip of that Kool-Aid).