Sunday, February 2, 2014

Behind Enemy Lines on Super Bowl Sunday

Well, we went the wrong way on both championship games last time out and it cost us dearly as it killed our playoff record to below .500 and dropped me all the way down to #33 from #14 on Showtimes “Beat the Insiders” but we’re well over 69% for the year and there’s one game left on the schedule so let’s get to it. In the Super Bowl it looks like the weather is going to warm up a bit for Peyton and the Broncos but still below that critical 50 degree mark which has been Peyton’s Achilles heel. But this game isn’t going to be about the weather it’s going to be about defense and if the Seahawks can disrupt the rhythm of the Denver offense, big physical corners and safeties coming up to jam the Denver receivers and take Welker out of the picture. Can they do it? Well roughly 69% of the betting public says “no” but I’m not going that way, and not because I like bucking the tide. I really think the combination on the non-ideal conditions and size/physicality of the Legion of Boom will be just enough to keep Russell Wilson in his comfort zone and not in the position where one mistake cost his club a ring. Beastmode will not be dominant but enough to control the clock when needed and RW will make one throw when he has to, just like they’ve done all year. As far as the stats go, sorry quants but it’s kinda simple in this one. It’s the top offense against the top defense and everything else is pretty much bells and whistles, smoke and mirrors, and if that’s the case offense sells tickets and defense wins championships so I’m going with the D(and the 3.5 points buy the hook) and the Seahawks. That’s the final bowl of chowda for the season, this is Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
12-5 college for the year, 9-3 in pro. If you have comments, questions on a game, or need injury and weather reports, list your question in the blog for answers. ‘Nikki the Fish’ in the Player’s Club chat room every Wednesday.