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Thursday, January 31, 2002

Football Football Football!

Time for your official predictions for the Super Bowl, guys.  The closest person gets a free t-shirt ($19.99 shipping and handling fee required) of my choice.

I’m going for Rams 28 - Patriots 13

Dan Szymborski Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:11 AM | 41 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Repoz Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:31 AM (#553710)
3-0 Rams.....People will be bored....ratings will plummet....heads will role....This curst sport will be done for a year.

The Glove is off the shelf and the Ball is in hand.
   2. Eugene Freedman Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:54 AM (#553712)
I've never picked the game score correctly, but several years in a row during the mid-90's I picked the spread perfect- and won on both sides. Too bad I'm not in college anymore. What a way to clean up.

Anyway, Rams 41-Patriots 21.

Best of luck to all.
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:28 AM (#553714)
Patriots 21, Rams 17

The Patriots shut down the Steelers' running game, and my bet is that they'll do the same to the Rams. I think that Warner, without a credible running threat, will throw enough picks to hand the game to the Patriots.

-- MWE
   4. Alan Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:30 AM (#553715)
Rams 27, Pats 16
   5. Josh Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:38 AM (#553716)
Patriots 30, Rams 26
   6. Alan Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:48 AM (#553718)
I really want the Pats to win, but I was thinking about, and it seems to me they'd need to score in the high 20s to win, and I don't see it happening.
   7. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: January 31, 2002 at 05:35 AM (#553719)
Patriots 37
   8. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: January 31, 2002 at 05:36 AM (#553720)
Rams 45
   9. Dan 'The Boy' Werr Posted: January 31, 2002 at 05:39 AM (#553721)
Rams 42, Patriots 20
   10. Swedish Chef Posted: January 31, 2002 at 07:04 AM (#553724)
Rams 49, Patriots -6

I'd also like to take this time and say I like dem sorority girls with the cute little noses.
   11. McCoy Posted: January 31, 2002 at 08:01 AM (#553728)
Rams 46 Patriots 10. Go Super Bowl XX
   12. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: January 31, 2002 at 09:13 AM (#553730)
Rams. 42-10.
   13. Darren Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:01 PM (#553737)
Patriots 31, Rams 28.

Bledsoe off the bench after halftime.

Vinatieri clinches it in the final minutes.
   14. Eric Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:09 PM (#553738)
Rams 31-Pats 20
   15. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:31 PM (#553740)
Rams 38, Pats 7, and my buddy Mark and I are playing "Legend of the Five Rings" by halftime.
   16. Justin Binek Posted: January 31, 2002 at 03:53 PM (#553742)
Rams 31, Patriots 24. Marshall Faulk wins the MVP on the strength of 226 total yards from scrimmage (130 rushing, 96 receiving). At least that's what Miss Cleo told me.
   17. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:09 PM (#553744)
Rams 34, Patriots 16.
   18. Kurt Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:25 PM (#553746)
Rams 45 - Pats 17
   19. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:31 PM (#553747)
Patriots 31, Rams 27. Just to be different from Darren...
   20. Buddha Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:32 PM (#553748)
Rams 24 Pats 20

Pats play solid defense and keep it close with good special teams and a couple of Warner picks. Too much Marshall does them in.
   21. SM in DC Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:36 PM (#553749)
Pats 24 - Rams 23

New England has to win this game.. those poor bastards from Mass. have suffered enough, the city of Boston needs win something and the Pats are the only team in town NOT cursed by something so it has to be them.
   22. Bull Pain Posted: January 31, 2002 at 04:40 PM (#553750)
Rams 35
   23. Cris E Posted: January 31, 2002 at 05:11 PM (#553751)
Rams 42 Pats 16 (21-3 at the end of the first quarter)

STL scores 9 or 10 points on first play from scrimmage, both Brady and Bledsoe are knocked out and the NFL calls the game after three quarters.

How often is this game any good? And how come the World Series and NBA and NHL finals don't have this problem with consistantly bad games?
   24. Shredder Posted: January 31, 2002 at 05:11 PM (#553752)
Victor Kiams-- 20
   25. Jason Posted: January 31, 2002 at 05:55 PM (#553754)
Rams 30, Pats 14 - Brady went to my high school and we never won anything while he was there. And the competition was much less severe.
   26. Toby Posted: January 31, 2002 at 06:16 PM (#553755)
Patriots 33, Rams 31

St. Louis misses a 2-point conversion in the final minute.
   27. Lujack Posted: January 31, 2002 at 07:30 PM (#553759)
My square says it has to be Pats x6, Rams x0. Not sure of the winner, though.
   28. David Jones Posted: January 31, 2002 at 08:39 PM (#553761)
Patriots 79
   29. Benji Posted: January 31, 2002 at 09:41 PM (#553764)
Rams, 27-20 and I get a second shirt by telling you Torry Holt will be MVP
   30. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: January 31, 2002 at 11:37 PM (#553771)
Football? You people watch football?
   31. Shredder Posted: January 31, 2002 at 11:45 PM (#553772)
I know Kiam doesn't own the team anymore, Brendan. I just think he was more of jackass. However, not even that, nor his handling of the Zeke Mowatt debacle, would give him a more dubious spot in my own personal history than the one claimed by that damn woman. He looked funnier, too.
   32. Currey Posted: February 01, 2002 at 02:32 AM (#553775)
Rams 4
   33. Jay Jaffe Posted: February 01, 2002 at 03:26 AM (#553778)
Rams 38, Pats 21, all with Bledsoe in the 2nd half.
   34. Shredder Posted: February 01, 2002 at 05:27 PM (#553784)
Neither Marge Schott, nor Carl Pohlad took my favorite team and moved them out of my city. If the Twins contract, I would assume that Twins fans would loathe Pohlad to the same degree that I loathe you know who. Assuimng they don't already, of course.
   35. Floyd Thursby Posted: February 01, 2002 at 09:53 PM (#553787)
Jason-

Brady probably never won anything at Serra because Serra is for sissies, pansies, and goofballs. Also, sissies.

BHS! BHS! Gooooooooooo Panthers!!

Bonds also went to Serra. What has he won? I see your point...
   36. Jason Posted: February 01, 2002 at 11:45 PM (#553789)
Floyd:
   37. Alan Posted: February 04, 2002 at 04:22 AM (#553794)
I revise my pick to Pats 20, Rams 17
   38. Alan Posted: February 04, 2002 at 04:22 AM (#553795)
Beat me to it, Matt
   39. Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Savant Posted: February 04, 2002 at 04:33 AM (#553796)
Patriots 21, Rams 17

The Patriots shut down the Steelers' running game, and my bet is that they'll do the same to the Rams. I think that Warner, without a credible running threat, will throw enough picks to hand the game to the Patriots.

-- MWE


Congratulations.
   40. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: February 04, 2002 at 03:33 PM (#553798)
Stupid Super Bowl trivia I realized last night and confirmed this morning. Both teams had a player named Adam (Timmerman for the Rams, Vinatieri for the Pats) who attended that football powerhouse, South Dakota State. Are you kidding me?
   41. Mike Emeigh Posted: February 04, 2002 at 06:58 PM (#553799)
Well, I didn't *quite* nail it - Faulk did have some running room, but the Rams didn't choose to take advantage of it often enough. If they had made more of an effort to establish Faulk as a credible running threat, I think they'd have won the game.

But it's nice to have one of my predictions come through. Now if I could only do as well figuring out the NL Central (about which I have been terribly wrong three years in a row...)

-- MWE

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