Rant9's Playoff Predictions so far:
Jesse Ulrich: (5-1)
Chad Holmes: (5-1)
Tyler Dawson: (3-3)
Jeremy Lippiatt: (3-3)
Jake Sutton: (4-2)
Chris Miller: (3-3)
Ryan Flippo: (4-3)
Well, here we are, the Superbowl. Between a team that deflates balls and a team that had to pull off the craziest comeback I have ever seen. Sigh.
I will be honest, I am not super excited for this Superbowl. But, as I was informed by one of our loyal readers, who is also a Seahawks fan, we have a duty to predict the Superbowl, so here we go!
SuperBowl Number Who Cares!
We had such a good run of exciting Superbowls up until last year, and for that I blame the Seahawks. Yet, here they are again, doing something so rare in the salary cap era, repeating a visit to the Superbowl. As much as I dislike both coaches, I don't see how the Seahawks win this game. The unbelievable confluence of events that had to happen against the Packers for them to make it to the Superbowl is not something that can be repeated. I can only imagine the plays and strategies Bill Belichick has in store for the Superbowl and, as much as I hate to say this, I think the Patriots are going to walk all over the Seahawks.
Patriots 31-Seahawks 17
Really Jesse? The Patriots? There's no chance they win this game with #deflategate still looming over their heads. Goodell-Bot will make sure of that. Look, I know you like to think that the only team that can beat the Deflatriots in the Super Bowl is the Giants because Eli retarded his way ass-backwards into not only one but TWO incredibly lucky victories against them but New England really isn't that good. Marshawn Lynch alone will destroy them. Also if there's one thing we know about Brady it's if you can knock him down a few times to start the game he sucks which isn't really what you want when you face a team like Seattle. This could be another lopsided Super Bowl game. I just don't think the Pats match up well at all. Plus, they have the WORST luck in Glendale so I'm sure Paul Richardson will come up with some amazing amazing catch off a terrible Russell Wilson throw to win the game making him the next David Tyree or Mario Manningham.
Seahawks 35 - Patriots 20
I had a pretty good workout this morning. I've been increasing my weights that I move around and I've noticed my calluses on my hands have become more intense. I guess more intense is the wrong word, they hurt. Moving a decent amount of concentrated weight in a certain direction multiple times is not easy on the hands. But Jeremy, why don't you use gloves? Well ya see Billy, gloves may help your skin but they don't necessarily help your grip when you move weight around. The last thing you want is a bar with weights on the ends to get away from you and murder people in the gym. My face would be so red! I think of moving weights as a full contact situation and I like to be able to feel the gnarled bar not just pretend it exists. Jeremy, are you saying that wide receivers that use gloves are not in the best interest of the game? No, no I'm not. I just wanted to talk about a story that is more interesting than this Super Bowl game.
I picked the games the way I picked them because I was hoping against hope that we WOULDN'T get a Seachickens/Pats game. We all know the Pats are the easy team to hate, but why can't we just as easily hate the Seachickens? I really want both teams to lose and not return to the Super Bowl for 15 years, that's the outcome I want. I hope the Commissioner makes this a thing, READ THIS GOODDELL! That being said I think the Seahawks forget how to rally in the last few minutes of the game and lose.
Pats 42 - Seachickens - 28
So far I am 3-0 in NFC picks and 0-3 in AFC picks. This seems like a sign, right? I have a feeling this will be a great game. Brady won't fold like a cheap suit, the way Payton did. And the Seahawks showed what their offense can do when they get rolling. The bottom line for me is that the Patriot receivers aren't good enough to consistently get open against the the Legion of Boom. I see the Patriots stacking the box to force Wilson to beat them through the air. I think he does just enough to do it.
PS. Jeremy, I would recommend wrapping some athletic tape around your hands where the calluses are. That way you still get the feel for the bar, but you don't feel as much pain. Or you can just be a man and grunt harder.
Seahawks 30 - #Deflategate 24
Jesse: Thanks for reading our NFL Playoff predictions/weightlifting discussion!