It’s finally here, Super Bowl Sunday… one of the best holidays of the year. I’m so sick of hearing about the stupid ball inflation story. The Patriots didn’t cheat because they didn’t need to. It’s not like Indy had a chance of beating them anyway. But I digress, time for me to give my pick.
I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years. . . . Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions.
— Wilbur Wright, in a speech to the Aero Club of France, 5 November 1908.
As pointless as trying to predict the outcome of the game is, I do think Seattle will win, although I think this will be a close game… one of the best Super Bowls in recent memory. That being said, I’m tempted to waffle and flip my pick before the game to the Pats just to spite the ridiculous journalists who’ve turned this small story into another manufactured controversy. If you’ve got the time, I recommend reading Deadspin’s hilarious takes on the horrid quality of sports reporting surrounding this supposed “scandal” here and here.