NEW YORK – Readers and fans alike have been sending me emails and asking me if I am bitter that the New York Giants missed the playoffs for a second year in a row. My answer is simple, yes I am. But more then being bitter, I am excited about getting the team ready for the 2011 NFL season. A strange thing to say when America is getting ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow night. I will watch the Super Bowl because I love football but my mind will drift away to the G-Men and what they need to do to improve.
Forgive me for not reporting about the Pro Bowl. It doesn’t take much to figure out why I choose not to write very much about that game. For the proverbial record, I will mention that the NFC beat the AFC by the score of 55-41, in another game that was more about vanity then actual competition. Forgive me for my lack of enthusiasm but I long for the day when the NFL puts on an actual game for the fans. I long for a game reminiscent of the famous “secret” basketball game between the 1992 USA olympic Dream Team players. This is widely considered the best basketball game ever played and nobody but the players and a handful of lucky people ever saw it. In fact, the NFL Pro Bowl is the only game that could be compared to that game because it is the only game that uses a collection of the best football players in the country.
Back to the Super Bowl discussion now. I expect this game to be right up there with some of the best to ever be played. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers are two extremely talented teams and match up well on paper. I am still taking the Packers to win a close game. I am basically taking Aaron Rodgers over Ben Rothlisberger. I believe Rodgers will have a better game then Big Ben and the QB position will be the factor that matters the most. I know most of you will say it is the defenses that will win the Championship. I would normally agree with that but these two defense are equal in my opinion, so they cancel each other out. The next logical question is, which team has the better quarterback and I believe the answer to that question is the Packers. Fans will not have to wait very long for all of the answer because we are about 30 hours away from kickoff tomorrow night at 6:30 PM EST. Everyone here at the nygreporter would like to wish both teams the very best of luck. So the only question left to ask is, are you ready for some football?
Who do you think will win Super Bowl XLV and what will the final score be? My final score prediction is Packers 34 – Steelers 27.
RD – nygreporter.com