Super Bowl predictions in August or September are typically worthless. So, you can imagine how I feel when Sports Illustrated has not one but two Super Bowl predictions in May.
The first is by resident idiot and self-important pork chop Peter King. He seems to like the Patriots and the Cowboys in the Super Bowl. It seems Peter picks New England every year, even though they are clearly not the team that won the Super Bowl two years ago. Considering Peter is from New Engalnd, this doesn't surprise me. Last year, Peter picked the Patriots and the Vikings to play in the Super Bowl. Gee, nice call there Pete.
As for the Cowboys, Grizz at Blogging the Boys suggests King's pick is "the kiss of death." Woah! Calm down, Grizz. Peter's prediction last year did not cause the Vikings to rent a boat load of hookers, nor did force New England to sign bad free agents like Chad Brown and Duane Starks. We'll probably see more Cowboys Super Bowl predictions soon.
The second prediction is from Don Banks. He doesn't pick two teams. He just picks one that he thinks will make it. Which team does he pick?
Like the Boston Red Sox of 2003 and the Pittsburgh Steelers of 2004, the Colts had to lose, and lose in the most painful fashion imaginable, before they too can now fight their way back to win in the most glorious.
In other news, SI ranked the 2004 Colts offense #3 all-time in NFL history.