It's hard to watch the Superbowl when the Pats play. I am a nervous wreck until the final seconds tick off the clock. I think those Giants games took a few months off my life. The ones they one did too. The last two, I was simply staring at the television with my mouth wide open -- I could not believe how the game ended. I keep hoping for a Pats blowout from start to finish so I can relax, celebrate, and have fun.
That said, I do not know how anyone could complain about the games they have played in. Win or lose, these were among the closest games in playoff history. We were treated to amazing play and unbelievable plays.
As for predictions, I ALWAYS predict the Pats will go undefeated and win the Big Game. I never put money on it. If I were betting money, I would bet against the Pats simply because there is a better chance one of the other 31 teams will prevail, BUT if you asked me to pick one single team to win it all, there is no doubt I would pick the Pats. With a little waterboarding, I suspect almost everyone would.
I can't wait for the games to begin. I hate listening to the talking heads this time of year. I really wish talk radio would replace their pontificators with former players and uber (not the taxi) fans. I just want to hear people gush over great plays and crushing defeats. I would be VERY happy to never hear another rumor or leaked anything.
Let's play some football!