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Super Bowl Picks!

With the Super Bowl almost upon us, let’s get some Super Bowl picks on the record. I say the 49ers will prevail with a tight win over the Ravens vaunted, but aged, defense. Score: 28-24. 

What are your picks?

  1. Last Outpost on the Right

    I predict that the Ravens win by the score of 31-27.However, the only outcome that would surprise me would be a blowout win by the 49ers.

  2. Casey

    Ravens cruise. 27-14. You can take this to the bank even though I can’t name a single player other than Ray Lewis.

  3. BYUSC

    Two picks for pretty big 49ers wins…interesting. I don’t know if San Francisco is going to keep Ray Rice or Pitta contained all game. If Flacco has a solid run game and an outlet tight end to keep the Niners D busy he could have nice scoring opportunities downfield.

  4. Bob Laing

    31-20, Niners. Book it.

  5. The Great Adventure!

    Harbaugh will be the winning coach.

    The only truly important thing about this year’s Super Bowl is that 2 former UO Ducks are guaranteed rings.  Either Haloti Ngata and Ed Dickson, or LaMichael James and Will Tukuafu.  I suppose I lean more toward LaMike & Tuku because I’m a West Coaster.

  6. 3rd angle projection

    Niners. 34-17.

  7. DocJay

    I have a large bet on the money line for SF. 34-30. After the last set of games, I’d fade my pick though. SF defense will prove too much for Flacco and company unless Rice dominates. Navarro and Patrick will have monster games along with the Smiths. As usual, turnovers will be critical.

  8. quodlibet

    I predict that the lines at the grocery store will be very short at 8 pm EST, making it the best time of the year to perform the usually unbearable task of grocery shopping.  I plan to stock up.

  9. Fricosis Guy

    I’m a fan of the Evil Empire, so I’d prefer that the Ravens win. Might as well have lost to the best team…

  10. BYUSC
    Percival

    BYUSC

    quodlibet: I predict that the lines at the grocery store will be very short at 8 pm EST, making it the best time of the year to perform the usually unbearable task of grocery shopping.  I plan to stock up. · 46 minutes ago

    You’re going to skip out on one of the last “cultural” events that is truly shared nation wide? At least stock up on chips, dip, and sodas while you’re there. Super Bowl weekend always has the best deals for those! · 8 minutes ago

    Pitchers and catchers report: 10 days, 9 hours. · 23 minutes ago

    I’d have to say though, that if anything is our “national pastime” anymore–aside from various Real Houswives shows or Kardashians and keeping up with them–it would be football. 

  11. Lorne Russell

    I am on:

    1. Beyonce – Will she be showing cleavage first song – Yes -275

    2. Superbowl MVP to thank who first – Teammates +200

    3. Will Opposing coach try to ice kicker? – Yes +225

    4. SF to win -3 1/2   

    5. Over 47 1/2   (31-23)

    I have great confidence in the cleavage pick.  The others not so much.

     

     

     

  12. Fricosis Guy

    One typically needs quite a bit of strength and explosion to have speed.  For example, Usain Bolt is not the typical sprinter. 

    That said, I think there’s something to the tension you describe…perhaps something more like “hold fast” vs. “explode?”

    KC Mulville:  Physically, speed and strength are opposites. On the most basic level of body technique, strength requires you to plant your feet and speed requires the opposite.

  13. Fricosis Guy

    Yes… football is too much of a bread and circuses spectacle for me to enjoy without a bit of guilt.  And don’t get me started about how they’ve manipulated the rules over the years.  I believe conservatives accept the virtues of football way too uncritically. 

    Bring on baseball so they can ruin my summah!

    Percival

    BYUSC

    quodlibet: I predict that the lines at the grocery store will be very short at 8 pm EST, making it the best time of the year to perform the usually unbearable task of grocery shopping.  I plan to stock up. · 46 minutes ago

    You’re going to skip out on one of the last “cultural” events that is truly shared nation wide? At least stock up on chips, dip, and sodas while you’re there. Super Bowl weekend always has the best deals for those! · 8 minutes ago

    Pitchers and catchers report: 10 days, 9 hours. · 1 hour ago

  14. The Great Adventure!

    Let’s see, watch a baseball game or get a root canal?  Decisions, decisions. Okay.  ”Hello, Dr. Dentist’s office?  Yes, I’d like to make an appointment for that root canal.  What?  It’ll take several months of long, boring appointments?  That’s okay – nothing better to do.”

  15. Trace

    Broadcasters will utter the phrase Har-Bowl and/or Super-baugh at least three times…

    Beyonce will lip-synch…

    At least two commercials will feature miniature dogs…

    At least two commercials will feature babies… at least one of them talking…

    The post-game coach hug will last 10+ seconds if the 49ers win and 0.2 seconds if the Ravens win…

    And stone-cold-guarantee that some folks will take the whole thing far too seriously.

  16. Trace

    If you are predicting that San Francisco will kick two field goals, you are way off base. If you are predicting they will miss an extra point… you may be onto something…

    Last Outpost on the Right: I predict that the Ravens win by the score of 31-27.However, the only outcome that would surprise me would be a blowout win by the 49ers. · 19 hours ago

  17. Judith Levy, Ed.
    C

    I predict there will be much too much discussion of Bar Refaeli’s deeply peculiar Super Bowl ad.

  18. Duane Oyen

    I’m cheering for Matt Birk (class guy) over Randy Moss (entitled lazy jerk), which is to say, Rob Long over Peter based on where each spends his holidays. (that says nothing about the actual virtues of Rob and Peter, we love both)

    Unfortunately, the good guys usually lose.

  19. Percival
    The Great Adventure!: Let’s see, watch a baseball game or get a root canal?  Decisions, decisions. Okay.  ”Hello, Dr. Dentist’s office?  Yes, I’d like to make an appointment for that root canal.  What?  It’ll take several months of long, boring appointments?  That’s okay – nothing better to do.” · 25 minutes ago

    Hmph.  It is true that baseball requires more of its fans than football requires of its.

    Like an attention span.

    Baseball, like Pericles’ Athens (or any other good society), is simultaneously democratic and aristrocratic. Anyone can enjoy it, but the more you apply yourself, the more you enjoy it. 

    – George Will

  20. tabula rasa
    DocJay

    tabula rasa: Ravens 24-20.  

    Not that I care.  The Broncos broke my heart, and it’s not getting any better.  Let’s this game over so the healing can begin.

    Doc:  Would you recommend an MD or an herbalist for my treatments? · 46 minutes ago

    Lydia Pinkham. · 2 hours ago

    I had to look her up Wikipedia.  I’ll take that answer as the recommendation of a long-dead herbalist.

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