Friday, February 01, 2008

Super Bowl XLII Pick: Pats 41, Giants 17

Shanoff's Super Bowl XLII Prediction: Pats 41, Giants 17.

Quickie jinx is NOT in effect. That's how obvious it is that the Pats are going to win. (I will say, however, that my final vote in the "19-0 vs. 18-1" poll was to see the Greatest Upset Ever over the Greatest Season Ever. For superlative purposes, I can't lose, but I'd like to see the Pats lose slightly more than I'd like to see the Pats win.)

Submit your own picks in the Comments -- "Morning Quickie"-style! I want to know who you think will win, the score, your pick for MVP, your pick for a darkhorse MVP and any other (short) analysis you want to offer up.

Click here for a list of SBXLII picks from a ton of bloggers.

BTW: This story is fascinating -- Roger Goodell is going to be hauled in front of Congress to explain why the NFL destroyed any/all evidence related to the Pats' spying cheating. As he should be: It was one of the sketchiest moves of the last year in sports.

Senator Arlen Specter, driving the bus on this, echoes the old Quickie maxim, saying: "It's the same old story. What you did is never as important as the cover-up." So now the NFL's destruction of evidence is framed as a "cover-up."

And it's wild -- and a little bad-ass -- that Specter chose to make this announcement pop on the Thursday and Friday before the Super Bowl, for maximum impact. Tracking...

Oh, and about Microsoft wanting to buy Yahoo: The first thing I thought of was: Well, if MSFT kills the MSN partnership with -- which drives's traffic -- and keeps it "in-house" for Yahoo Sports, that would be massive for Yahoo Sports. 30 million unique users a month isn't out of the question, which is sort of insane.

-- D.S.


Richard K. said...

DS, you gotta give Plaxico at least SOME credit.

Pats 41
Giants 23

There, at least now Plax is half right. I'll exen go so far as to say he catches the TD to give them the 23. Why not?

David "SirFozzie" Yellope said...

Gimme a break. Specter's comparing it to the CIA destroying tapes? Hyperbole much (or considering the "curious" timing of two days before the game, Hyper Bowl much?)

John said...

Specter comparing the destruction of the Spygate tapes to the destruction of the CIA tapes is hilarious.

Can you imagine how much better off this country would be if all our tax money went to good use, instead of being completely wasted on stupid shit like Spygate?

Michael Moulton said...

The NFL operates under exemptions from US antitrust law. If there is (or was) evidence on those tapes that called the integrity of previous games into question, the government is completely right to question the NFL on it.

David "SirFozzie" Yellope said...

Just a bit of Super Bowl trivia:

I have a friend who is more deep into stats then I ever could be (and that's saying something. But Super Bowl 42 will be a first ever experience.

It will be the first time ever that two teams play each other in their respective final games of preseason (Pats won 27-20), regular season (Pats won 38-35), and post season (Unknown).

SF said...

DS pick: 41-17...

Sports Guy pick: 42-17...


Dan Shanoff said...

Hell of a coincidence. Haven't read content by Simmons in I can't remember how long. At least I know I'm not completely outside the mainstream.

pv845 said...

I think Pat 27 - Giants 28. Kicker misses for Pats to lose the game.

As for being outside the mainstream, not that I have a specific problem with your pick, but it is similar to the biggest Boston homer ever.

Johnny b said...


Jaw on PTI went with 41 - 21 pats

so you have a few guys in your neighborhood

SF said...

I like reading Sport's Guys Friday picks only to see how badly his wife beats him.

Also, Dan, you stopped giving us picks this season. You will do better next year. Based on my late season gambling fold, I didn't do so hot myself.

I am predicting the following:

Pats 38
Giants 27

Giants narrowly cover...