Super Bowl Predictions: Lombardiave staffers have their say
So, it’s Super Bowl Sunday and America will come together for one of the largest, if not the largest spectacles of the year across the planet. Millions upon millions of people will gather for parties, eat lots of food, drink lots of beverages and watch the final game of the National Football League 2012 season.
Then we will all wish that Monday is a national holiday and go to bed with visions of the 2013 season dancing in our heads – well, maybe some of us will.
In the meantime, we here at lombardiave.com will take a shot at predicting today’s game – yes, there is a game being played.
So, without further adieu, here we go …
Ray Rivard: This unique familial Super Bowl pitting brothers John and Jim Harbaugh in the “Harbrawl Bowl,” will feature two entirely different teams. The hard-nosed Joe Flacco-led Baltimore Ravens against the upstart Colin Kaepernick-led 49ers.
Everyone’s talking about Ray Lewis’s final game, though I could care less. In the end, I think the difference in this game will be how the Ravens deal with Kaepernick’s legs. Can they contain him and force him to beat them with his arm? That will be the difference.
I see the Niners with its more explosive offense making a few more plays than the Ravens.
San Francisco 26 Baltimore 23
Staff Writer and forever patient Packers fan
Darryl Krejci: So I have a big decision to make tomorrow, watch a football game or watch the nature channel’s documentary of the history and evolution of the gastropod mollusk. This is a difficult decision because the NFL season comes down to two brothers matching wits in a game that should have the Packers in it, but due to a high level conspiracy involving the Illuminati and Roger Goodell does not. But since I am bound and required under certain judicial orders to provide my profound insight into the game I will.
I am going to use the Troy Aikman theory of football prognostication; the team that makes the fewest mistakes will win; the team that turns the ball over the least will win; or the team that scores the most points will win. With those gems of wisdom I will take Baltimore over San Francisco with the final score being 37-21.
Now back to the cooking channel and an insightful look at the manufacturing process of the spork.
TAKE BACK THE TUNDRA!
Staff Writer and disinterested observer from afar
I will (probably) not be watching as I am still dismayed by the Packers failure. In fact, I haven’t watched any coverage at all on the SB. All I know is that the Harbaughs are brothers and Ray Lewis was drinking Deer sperm or something like that. That doesn’t mean I can’t make a prediction though …
Ravens 28 49ers 27, Akers misses a potential game winner at the final gun.
Staff Writer and our legal expert
Prognostication is easy when your heart and mind agree. San Francisco possesses the better defense and the superior offense if you discount the pre-Kaepernick data.
While the best passer these playoffs has been Joe Flacco, Kaepernick has been the better quarterback. Even ignoring Kaepernick’s monster performance against Green Bay, he’s been smart, precise, and efficient.
The Ravens are a nice story to some, but that’s not enough to take home the Lombardi Trophy. Their best hope for a win is if Kaepernick goes down with an injury, and even in that scenario Alex Smith isn’t a slouch either. The insufferable Ray Lewis show finally ends, and in inglorious fashion.49ers 31 – Ravens 21