Friday, September 07, 2007
The Shortest Football Preview Ever
I wanted to type this before the first game of the NFL season last night, but I didn't have time between my classes and my job. It's going to look like front-running on the heels of last night's game, but I honestly was going to make this pick anyway: My Super Bowl pick this season, because absolutely no one else is picking the Colts to repeat, is the Colts to repeat and beat the Cowboys. I'm picking the Cowboys because someone has to go to the Super Bowl from the NFC despite none of the teams deserving to go. I'm picking the Colts to win it for one simple reason: Peyton Manning appears from a distance to be an anal, repetitive, ultra-competitive asswipe, and I think he's going to take the chatter around him that the Colts can't possibly repeat and use it as motivation to become even more anal and repetitive. No one masters his offense at QB like him. Not even close. And yes, the Colts defense looked great last night against the Saints, but even if they didn't, I would pick Manning to lead the offense over the entire AFC whether the defense wanted to come with him or not. His kryptonite all these years had been the smashmouth defense of the Patriots, and not only did he overcome them in last year's AFC title game, but they're another year older and missing some key parts due to injuries and suspensions. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing stopping Peyton Manning from winning as many Super Bowls as he wants except himself and his offensive teammates, all of whom seem to be as focused and driven as he is. And that, my friends, is nightmare fuel for the rest of the NFL.