I am not a football expert and don't claim to be. But I am pretty good at picking winners. I don't get how almost everyone is counting out the Patriots this weekend against the Colts. This New England team has won 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls. They don't lose playoff home games. The playing field is a mess. It's cold. Bill Bellichick is the best football coach practicing at present. The Colts have an eight game losing streak in Foxboro. Peyton Manning has never won "the big game". Tony Dungy has never won "the big game". Peyton Manning looked unbeatable going in to the AFC championship last year too, and got blasted. And the Colts have an idiot kicker. These are my reasons for picking New England. All I hear anyone say to defend their pick of Indianapolis are two words: Peyton Manning. I'm sorry, as good as he is, you have got to have more than one reason to pick a team. How much more does this New England team have to do to get some respect? Kind of reminds me of how I think the 2005 St. Louis Cardinals will not be getting any love during this season, because everyone will be back on the Cubs bandwagon.
The winner is...New England. I'm not saying that I'd be shocked if Indianapolis wins, but I just can't pick them against their nemesis until they prove they can overcome.