Feb 7,2010

Who Dat? The Future Super Bowl Champs. Dat’s Who!

What do you get when you mix a pound of andouille sausage, a 12-pack of Colt 45, and a brand new 47″ flat screen TV? The makings for a fantastic Super Bowl party and a very excited Fantasy Football Girl!!!

We’re about an hour away from game time and I have gumbo simmering on the stove, the CBS pre-game show blaring from the TV (save the shiteous Daughtry concert, which was muted) and a bunch of emails from you asking for my thoughts on Superbowl XLIV. The gumbo probably gave it away, but I’m rooting for the Who Dat Nation! That’s not to say that I don’t completely respect Peyton Manning and the entire Indianapolis Colts organization, but I’m still bitter about the beat down they gave the Bears 3 years ago… so they can suck it.

The last word from my bookie was that the Colts were favored by 4.5 points. I get it. Plain and simple, no one is better than Peyton Manning at the line of scrimmage. He may very well be the smartest quarterback in NLF history. Additionally, the Colts have done this before. Three years ago in the same city, at the same stadium, with the rain pouring down, the Colts brought The Lombardi Trophy back to Indianapolis. This is old hat to them. And they can do it again. Without a doubt, the Colts are the safest bet today.

But like I’ve said all season… safe is boring.

Drew Brees and company have the entire weight of not only the Saints franchise, but the heart of a city resting on their shoulders. Every analyst I’ve listened to has talked about the pressure of this game and how it could potentially mind-f*ck the Saints. And I get that too. Each question at press day has been about what a Super Bowl victory would mean to the people of New Orleans. That’s way more intense than “hey, do you think Archie will love you more than Eli if you win another ring.” Simply put, this game just means more to the Saints than it does the Colts. It has to. And while that may be what screws them in the end, it may also be what pushes them past their limits and helps pull off a pretty rad upset. Heck, as New Orleans natives I’m sure the Mannings will be happy to see their home city in the limelight (well, maybe).

Regardless of who wins, it’s going to be a great game. I plan on drinking and eating and cheering and maybe even crying. Oh, and I also can’t wait to see what both Kim Kardashian and Kendra decide to wear. Man, what a great way to end yet another season of America’s Pastime Best Sport!