Sunday, February 03, 2008

Smooth Joey Apollo's '07 NFL Picks: The Super Bowl

Last Week / Overall


Joe: 1-1 (7-3)
Aaron: 2-0 (9-1)

Vs. the Spread

Joe: 1-1 (5-5)
Aaron: 1-1 (5-5)

N.Y. Giants vs. New England Patriots (-11 1/2)

Aaron: I can't do it. Jesus, Joe Reid, & Mary, how I wanted to, but I just can't. All credit due the Giants, as a lot of people with very short memories have compared them to the 2005 Steelers, who also won three on the road in January to make it to (and win) the Super Bowl. But, this Giants squad punched three much better teams in the mouth, while the Steelers were gifted two of those three wins and won the Super Bowl on the whistle of some lousy officiating. Lost in the hoopla of the Patriots' greatness is how great the Giants are playing RIGHT NOW. But, I hate the two weeks off for the Giants' momentum. I hate that this Tom Brady ankle non-story has become another "Schilling's Sock" moment for the unimaginative media. And, I hate the thought of betting my life on the arm of Eli Manning until proves he can win the big game. Umm, I mean THE BIG GAME. Y'know, the Super Bowl?

New England Patriots 38, N.Y. Giants 17

Joe: God, I didn't even think of the Brady non-jury as a potential bloody sock moment -- GOD this is going to suck. I pretty much echo all your thoughts, Cam. Many props to the Giants for their phenomenal run, and I will be cheering for them to the point where I'll be indistinguishable from all the Giants fans who came out of the woodwork in New York this month.But thus far, the only thing that's holding the universe back from a full-on Massachusapocalypse is Mitt Romney's unelectability. Of course, this isn't interesting if Cam and I are picking the same outcome on the last pick 'em of the year, so I guess I'm calling the Giants to cover. Godspeed, little doodles.

New England 31, NY Giants 23


whammo said...

Ye of little faith!

Joe Reid said...

I am more than happy to take the loss on this. Best Super Bowl ever. Certainly the most satisfying ending to one of these things this Bills fan has ever seen. Who'd have thought seventeen years ago that I'd be cheering the Giants to victory like this? Craziness.