The Super Bowl Selection Show

| February 5th, 2010

Apologies for the technical issues, boys and girls.

This spring DaBearsBlog is going to be launching a weekly, half-hour podcast.  It will feature a short interview with a local beat writer, my brothers and I picking games, the Reverend’s Rant and it will also provide a chance for some of our readers (you) to literally have your voice heard.

There’s no fair way to select who gets to appear on the first podcast so I’ve created a little Super Bowl prediction game.  Winner will be my first guest when the program debuts around the start of April.  
1 pt – Who will be the game’s leading receiver?
2 pts – How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw?  (You get both points if you nail it.  1 point if you’re within two)
3 pts – Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter.
4 pts – Total points for the Saints at the end of the half.
5 pts – Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter.
6 pts – Total points for both teams at the end of the game.
Tiebreaker: Total number of times ‘Katrina’ and ‘Haiti’ are mentioned during the telecast.
My prediction:  I don’t see the game as very close.  The Colts have the better everything and their defense is capable of shutting down a Saints team that hasn’t played all that well for the last month and a half.  I think the Saints are chasing a big number late and score to make the  outcome look less lopsided than it actually was.  Colts 38, Saints 24