February 2, 2011

My Super Bowl prediction

I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I have learned that you can never count them out of the game until it is finished. From the way the team conducts it's business, you couldn't ask for a team more focused on the game.

But, it's Ground Hog's day. Most people waited to see if Punxsutawney Phil would see his shadow and make a prediction. Here is the official statement:

Here Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Groundhog Day, February 2, 2011
Punxsutawney Phil was raised from his burrow
By the call of President Bill Deeley.
He greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting an inquisitive eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, He proclaimed that the Steelers are going to the Super Bowl!

Back to the business at hand...
He surveyed his surroundings carefully and found that there was no shadow around, So, an early spring it will be.
 So, it's official... the Steelers are gonna win the Super Bowl. And here are some reasons why I agree.

  1. The Green Bay Packers entered into the playoffs as the number 6 seed. In the previous 44 years of the games, only one team has done that and won. The irony is, that was the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  2. Both teams are running the same style of defense. Both Quarter Backs can scramble and throw. It's about experience. The Steelers have more Super Bowl experience. The Packers haven't been in the Super Bowl since 1998. The Steelers have 3 trips within the last 6 years. But, it comes down to who can do their job with all the pressure. The experience will pay off for the Steelers.
  3. Punxsutawney Phil said so.