OT: Super Bowl Picks

Submitted by hart20 on February 5th, 2012 at 4:45 PM

What's your Super Bowl pick? 

I've got the Patriots over the Giant, 35-21. 

Not a big NFL fan? Here's a somewhat helpful breakdown of the rosters to help you decide who to root for:

Michigan Players on Each Team

New England Patriots New York Giants
Tom Brady, QB Mario Manningham, WR
Zoltan Mesko, The Emperor of Space David Baas, C


So 2 Michigan players on each team. Don't want to play favorites? Try this chart and choose to hate more:

Michigan Rivals on Each Team

New England Patriots New York Giants
Brian Hoyer, MSU, QB Jake Ballard, OSU, TE
Sergio Brown, ND, SS Devin Thomas, MSU, WR/KR
N/A Jim Cordle. OSU, C
N/A Justin Tuck, ND, DE
N/A Greg Jones, MSU, LB




February 5th, 2012 at 10:26 PM ^

A winner is me.  I don't know how long she went, but it was over 1:34.

But she didn't mess up the lyrics, so overall, Vegas takes my money once again.  I was sadly unaware of her apparent long history of flawless (well, lyrics-wise) renditions.


February 6th, 2012 at 10:20 AM ^

I timed it, and she was at almost exactly 1:34.  If I had to guess, I'd say she was a second under.  I'm really curious how Vegas defined the results of the bet, and (stopping now to not be lazy....


Apparently it did time out at exactly 1:34.  Which makes you wonder if Vegas got to Clarkson.


February 5th, 2012 at 4:51 PM ^

35 - 21 Patriots.

Patriots D has been playing better, especially against the run.  Laughable to hear Giants fans saying Amad Bradshaw will have a monster game against the Pats D....coming the week after the Patriots completely shut-down Ray Rice.


February 5th, 2012 at 6:18 PM ^


Well not actually with.  You know, just rooting & picking.

I don't  mean rooting & picking as in truffles either, just ya know game-wise and such.

Ok, nevermind the such.


February 5th, 2012 at 5:01 PM ^

You can't go against Tom Brady. The Giants won't have any miracle catches at the end of the game to help them secure victory this time. Patriots win the Super Bowl. Tom Brady represents Michigan well, and cements him self as a future Hall of Famer. 


February 5th, 2012 at 5:07 PM ^

As much as I want the Pats to win, I just don't see the Patriots being able to score enough to outpace the scores that their defense will give up.  NY has a pretty good pass rush, and Gronk won't be 100%, so that will slow down Brady some.  And NY also has some very talented WRs and a QB who is actually playing well this year.  I feel this game really hinges on how well Manning does.  If he's the Manning the Giants have had this season or if he plays like he has in seasons past.

Because whenver I think a game will be high scoring, the opposite happens, I'm going to say Giants 17-14.


February 5th, 2012 at 5:09 PM ^

Giants win the coin toss, Patriots score first, someone scores in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half, Patriots score last and cover the spread, Maddona sings 3 songs, the word "Peyton" is said 7 times. Book it.


February 5th, 2012 at 5:18 PM ^

See that was my first thought too, but there are so many other storylines that go with this game that it'll be minimized. In my opinion the rematch, Gronk's ankle, and the Belichek-Brady reaching 1st-ballot HOF status will limit opportunities.


February 5th, 2012 at 5:10 PM ^

But if you're making me put money on it, the Giants.  Defense wins championships, and unfortunately it's been awhile since Brady and BB have found a way to be "underdogs" and surprise people. I can't figure out how the Pats win this one, though it'll probably be close.  This is where not drafting any defensive players with all those drafts picks probably comes to bite them on the ass.  


February 5th, 2012 at 5:18 PM ^

I was all set on bettin $500 on the Patriots -2.5 until everybody and i mean EVERYBODY picked them to win.  The line moved to -3 and my bookie said he was getting 5-1 money on the Pats and had to lay some off to keep from being overloaded on one side.

Which means I switched to Giants.  It has been my experience that when everybody picks one way....go the other.  I have no idea why this happens but i cant even tell you how many times i've seen "mortal locks" go south.

Go G-Men!  And Big Blue (here it is acceptable to use)


February 5th, 2012 at 5:19 PM ^

Patriots because I have the biggest man crush ever on Tom Brady...Pats 28 Giants 24...Brady throws for 4 touchdowns....Love Manningham though so he gets 2 touchdowns for the Giants even though I hate Eli and want to see him throw 4 INT.


February 5th, 2012 at 5:39 PM ^

I feel like the Giants will win, but I want the Patriots to win just because the fans here in NY are insufferable, especially when a team they crapped on for most of the season wins a championship.  


February 5th, 2012 at 5:59 PM ^

I'll take Patriots 45, Giants 17.  Unlike last time, the Giants now have the Patriots' full attention.  Also, luck has a tendency to even out over time.  With a victory tonight, Tom Brady shuts up those who have been calling Aaron Rodgers or Eli Manning the "best QB in the NFL."  Brady can also put himself squarely in the middle of any debate on who is the GOAT at QB in the NFL.  

I think this game will be close for one half, with the Patriots dominating the rest of the game.   


February 5th, 2012 at 6:36 PM ^

He's on the Pat's practice squad!  And it seems Devin Thomas is from Ann Arbor, and he had to do the JUCO route because his grades weren't so hot, so it's not his fault he had to go to MSU.  (Rationalizing that I can't really choose between the teams.  Love Brady, live in NYC.  Have same reservations as others about Eli's post-draft behavior, but there are other guys on the team I'm fond of...)




February 6th, 2012 at 1:34 AM ^

My pick (and a few others here, too) wasn't that far off, unfortunately... the Giants' receivers made plays at crunch time, while the Patriots' receivers simply choked in the final minutes.