Saturday, February 3, 2007

Superbowl Eve

Following a contract marathon placing JD Drew in the damaged goods category, the RedSox finally finalized his deal last week. Keeping up with their overflowing confidence in "Nancy," Drew still has yet to be added to the roster.

Boston's 40-man roster is full, so the Red Sox would have to remove a player from it to add Drew.

"It is not uncommon for this to take several weeks," team spokesman John Blake said.

Surrrreee. Maybe Theo is thinking of reigniting the "Highway To" Helton talks and dumping Nancy like an ugly prom date. Definitely not. But it would be a pretty funny story if it ever happened.

Justin "I Am Not An MVP" Morneau came to terms on a $4.5 million contract, thereby avoiding arbitration. This is the same guy who had to be talked into playing by Torii Hunter and Jacque Jones when Morneau was missing games due to headaches. As soon as the Doc explains you have not been concussed, it's time to strap your cleats back on, son.

Finally, the unavoidable topic of Superbowl XLI. I could go into expert-mode and pretend I know everything like Sean Salisbury, but I'll just do some A-B-C analysis.
The AFC is far superior to the NFC this year and has been for some time.

The Bears defense is about 1/100th as impressive as the 1985 team -
stop the comparisons ESPN & Co.

Peyton Manning is statistically in the top-3 QB's of alltime
right now. (Compare his stats to Montana, Young, Elway, Marino, Favre)

Peyton Manning overcame his tendancy to choke up playoff games and did so against his arch-nemesis: the Patriots.

Tony Dungy taught Lovie Smith his defensive repertoire while in Tampa.

Car-Rex Grossman is the Bears starting Quarterback.

Colts were the 2nd best team in the NFL to the Chargers.

The Chargers have been eliminated.

Did I mention the NFC pales in comparison to the AFC.
Final score
Colts - 37
Bears - 17
P.S. - I reserve the right to renounce all the arrogance surrounding my pick in light of the MLB playoff shockers of 2006:
Tigers dismantle the Yankees (who owned them in regular season play & owned Rogers in any type of play). Detroit is thereby hyped up to be Cain Marko (Juggernaut);

St. Louis dethrones Detroit, proving baseball is as predictable as Michael Irvin vacationing in Colombia. Yankee fans wander city streets for another offseason. Met fans whine about how they were the better team, then ponder what Cardinals traditions they can steal.

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