This year, it’s easy.
Green Bay – Seattle: The Seahawks are pretty much the same team as the one that obliterated the Packers in the season opener. Fortunately for Green Bay, they are not. BSP feels Green Bay is a much improved team from the debacle that was the opener. We think Green Bay can run the ball on the Seahawks and they aren’t as terrified this go-around. They will target whoever goes up against Richard Sherman. All bets are off if Mike McCarthy tries to be “genius coordinator.” More often than not, those guys blow games with imperial play-calling. I love me some Seattle — indebted for life for trampling Lord Peyton and the donkeys — but select Green Bay in the upset in Seattle.
Indianapolis – New England: Tom Brady is publicly confident, even tweeting a picture of himself riding a Colt. Pretty unusual for a New England player period. There’s a lot of talk about this game being closer than the earlier matchup in Indianapolis, won 42-20 by the Patriots. Don’t bet on it. New England is better prepared and certainly in better shape than Denver was. The Colts gave Denver chances to get back in the game, and the Patriot defense is ready to win. Count on Tom Brady to lead the Patriots in yet another face-first stomp, and for Darelle Revis to play in his first Super Bowl.
Oh, one bit of knowledge: sports talk radio was trying to convince me about point spreads. Our local afternoon guy was trying to say Seattle over Green Bay by seven is too big of a spread. Lol, point spreads are calculated to get the maximum number of people betting on games, not a real number! They want to get your money! You think anyone had Indy by 11 last weekend? Gamblers got slaughtered this past weekend. A touchdown or less isn’t a routine margin of victory in today’s NFL and Vegas knows it, even in an upset. As if the league likes upsets.