We’re just about four hours away from the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVI and the mood in the Shire is optimistic. I do not think this Patriots team is all that, my friends. I do not think so. They should have lost last weekend to the Ravens. Might have were it not for a strange scoreboard “malfunction” on that Ravens field goal attempt. Would have were it not for a mystifying non-call on that Ravens TD catch.
Who did they face before that? Oh, yes, God’s Own Quarterback, one Timothy Tebow. (…yawn…) Before that they had the Bye Week. And before that they won 13 games in the regular season. Not one of the teams they beat finished the season with a winning record. Not one.
The 2011/12 Patriots as Super Bowl champs? Come on, man!
Nope. Eli’s comin’ after that 31st-ranked pass defense. And the Giants’ ferocious pass rush is comin’ against Perfect Tommy. I won’t say it’s going to be a repeat of the last Super Bowl between these two teams because that would imply a closer game than I think we’re going to see. Calling it: Giants 30 – Patriots 21