I’ve already previewed the game from all possible angles on paper, so there’s no use repeating myself. I’ll keep this short and sweet/sour: I’m taking the Steelers.

I’m taking the Steelers because I think experience is very important at the Super Bowl. Teams like the Patriots and Steelers are used to going through weeks like these, and they come out successful more often than not. This week was nothing new for Pittsburgh, and they’ll be better off because of it.

I’m taking the Steelers because I think they have the best linebacker corps in the NFL, and one of the best defences in NFL history. I love red-hot Aaron Rodgers and the streaking Green Bay offence, but a two-week lull might have killed their momentum. You don’t know what you’re going to get from the greener (pun) Packers, while Pittsburgh is more of a sure thing.

I’m taking the Steelers because I think backup centre Doug Legursky is good enough to hold it down in place of the injured Maurkice Pouncey. Pittsburgh’s offensive line isn’t its strong point, anyway, and I like Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to escape pressure.

I’m taking the Steelers because they have the better running game and the better tight end. These teams are eerily similar at a lot of spots, but running back and tight end are not examples of that. Rashard Mendenhall is far better than James Starks, and Mendenhall gets to go up against a defence that surrendered 4.7 yards per rush this year. Starks is forced to work against one of the top five front sevens in NFL history, Aaron Smith or no Aaron Smith. Not having Jermichael Finley hasn’t killed the Packers this season, but a healthy Heath Miller drastically lifts the entire Pittsburgh offence.

I’m taking the Steelers in a close game because neither of these teams gets blown out, ever. Neither has lost by more than 13 points in two years. The Packers haven’t trailed by more than a touchdown all season (seriously).

I’m taking the Steelers by a field goal in what might be one of the best Super Bowl games we’ve ever had. And I’m even starting to think a humble Canadian could be the difference.

Prediction: Steelers 20, Packers 17

MVP: Ben Roethlisberger

GLS in the playoffs: 9-1 (9-1 against the spread)

Comments (2)

  1. Pittsburgh was the birthplace of the late “Mister Rogers” – Fred.
    Despite this I believe Mr. Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay will be the MVP and leader the Packers past Pittsburgh. Period. End of discussion.

    Oh, 27-20 final.

    Cheers!

    Ralph Hass
    – Heard weekly on the “Thurman Thomas TV Show” for the Buffalo Bills
    – SHAW-TV imaging voice for the WHL
    – MSG-TV imaging voice for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres (2006 – 2009)

  2. i used to like you, but now i am filled with hate!!! a true burning desire for you to sleep in and miss the game, then come back on here grovelling for my suport going forward. the only way the pittsturds win this game is if they send that dirty jerkoff harrison at rodgers head< which im sure they have already designed a few plays to do!!! still no love for the pack? i thought you watched football, i really did, since when have we needed a running game, we just need to attempt it, and keep them honest at the line. Pollamallutuwuhu is going to trip over his hair and injure his toe and there defense will be done!! if the giants could beat new england a few years back, why cant the pack beat the steelers? why would the good lord jesus christ (peace be to allah) ever allow that big bent dick to win, the good lord jesus christ (peace be to allah) is a packer fan, thats a fact, check the bible, its in there, i wouldnt lie!!! i know its only your opinion, but iits wrong and you should feel shame for yourself and your family for putting it in print!!! be fearful if i am wrong, because then that would sadly be undeniable proof that there is no god…
    exclamation points are fun, lol
    packers 35 pittsburg -3, as it is written so it shall be, its in there, you just have to read between the lines a wee bit

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