The Giants to beat the Patriots?
DRJAYS.COM FEARLESS PREDICTION:
The New York Giants will beat the New England Patriots 27-21 in Super Bowl XLII.
1. New York needs it:
When you look at the three major sports in the US – NBA, NFL and MLB (we’re not even getting into the debate about NASCAR or NHL) – it’s been slim pickings for the Big Apple of late. The Knicks last win was in 1973, the Jets in 1969, the Mets in 1986, the Giants in 1991 and the Yankees in 2000. By comparison, the Patriots won in 2002, 2004 and 2005 and the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007. Heck, if you include soccer – the world’s most popular sport – the New England Revolution have eliminated the New York Red Bulls the last two years in the playoffs.
2. History in the making:
No, no, no – not 19-0, but the Manning brothers winning back to back Bowls as QB. Very much in the tradition of Venus and Serena’s tennis run from 2000-2003, where they won nine out of 16 Grand Slam titles.
3. Eli needs it:
Not only will this mean he steps out of Peyton’s shadow, but also he silences all of the critics who bitterly complain the Giants should not have traded up for the #1 draft pick because they could have selected Phillip Rivers or Ben Roethslinger at#4.
4. Tom Brady doesn’t need it:
He’s good-looking, he already has three rings, had Bridget Moynahan, has Giselle, the list goes on. There’s just no need for him to be the first 19-0 QB.
Belichick (Patriots coach) and his non-handshakes and “camera gate”, the Moss signing…well, Strahan held out, so maybe this one is a stretch.
Are we being provocative? Perhaps. Are we crazy? That’s for you to decide. Are we fans? Definitely.
This from our company CFO – he wants you all to know he did win the DrJays.com Fantasy Basketball Smackdown in its inaugural season, so he believes he has a little more credibility than many of you other pundits out there…