Here it is, before the event. It’s Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 8:44 PST.
Tomorrow is the holiest day of the year. Super Bowl Sunday.
Ed’s hope: I’m all over the Cardinals bandwagon. I love the story. I’m a huge Kurt Warner guy. I love the turn around. I love that people keep picking against them. I love that they score a point or two.
The Steelers are on my “teams I hate list”. It had to do with how much they won in the 70s, how much run they got. They were totally obnoxious! They beat the Rams in the SB. It’s not as acute as it used to be. I rooted for them when they played teams ahead of them on the list (e.g. Cowboys in the SB). But I hate them.
So, GO AZ CARDINALS!
Ed’s prediction: I am picking the Cardinals as well. I haven’t heard one talking head or analyst pick them yet (Tony Dungy came close in an ESPN interview). Everyone is saying that AZ hasn’t seen a defense like the Steelers. Agreed. But the Burg hasn’t seen an offense like AZ in quite a while. It’s one thing to hold down an offensive slug like Baltimore or a manage the game offense like the Titans in check. But we’re talking a hall of fame QB who is red-hot, 2 absolute studs for receivers and a pretty good running game. Plus this isn’t in that frigid wind tunnel that they’ve been winning in. Tampa will be sunny & 69 tomorrow.
Let me hear your picks! It’s about time we get down to some serious kingdom business.
Todd? Rod? Donnie? Markie? Seth? You out there?