It's time for the Super Bowl!!! (Right now you should be imagining a laser light show accompanied by techno music. Having trouble? This will help. You should really watch all 7 minutes, but if you think you have better things to do skip to the 2:40 mark for an express pump-up.) Personally I couldn't be more jazzed, finally the season will come to an end and we can all figure out something else to do on Sundays other than drink and watch football all day ... awww shit.
After spending the last 45 minutes meditating (crying) (why did I type that!?) I'm now ready to break down this game. The Giants biggest strength, their pass rush, has the ability to neutralize the Pats biggest strength, their passing game. Meanwhile, the Pats biggest weakness, their pass D, can easily be exploited by the Giants. This will most likely be the difference in the game. Another difference in this game is that it's for the NFL title, making it very different from other games. As for the actual difference in scores at the end of the game, because it's a Super Bowl involving the Belichick Patriots the margin will obviously be three.
Now let's take a look at some prop bets:
-First team to score: Patriots
-First score of the game: Field Goal
-Player to score first TD: Jake Ballard
-Will Madonna's muscular old arms gross me out at halftime: Yes
-Over/Under 3.5 shots of Peyton Manning: Over
-Will I realize during the game that I don't like either of these teams and that any conclusion will ultimately be unsatisfying: Yes
-Will Lawrence Tynes make a big kick and hug his placeholder, resulting in Chris Berman somehow overriding NBC's broadcast to shout "Hold me closer Tyney dancer!": Most likely
-MVP: Eli Manning (no need to over think it, in 4 of the last 5 Super Bowls the winning QB has been named MVP)
Well that does it. Thanks for hanging in there all season guy(s). I think I speak for the whole HCM writing staff when I say, see you in September!