Sunday Question – The Super Bowl; Who Are You Pulling For?

You know, one would think this one would only interest American markets, but the reality is that in 2007 it was broadcast in 232 countries, which is astounding to me because I didn’t even realize there were 232 countries, and of course that’s not all of them because I’m doubting Iran is watching, as much as they hate America.

Reebok Pittsburgh Steelers #43 Troy Polamalu Super Bowl XLV Bound Fashion Replica Jersey-White

Pittsburgh Steelers #43 Troy Polamalu Super Bowl XLV Replica Jersey

So, who do we have? This year it pits the Pittsburgh Steelers (that wasn’t supposed to be a pun but I’ll run with it) against the Green Bay Packers. The team that has an opportunity to become the winningest Super Bowl team in history against the team that won the first two Super Bowls ever. This one looks fairly balanced, and thus it could end up being a good game for those football fans like me who normally don’t care who wins unless it’s my favorite team in there.

And yet, my friend Scott and I bet on the game every year. If one of my favorite teams is in then I get them, and if one of his is in then he gets to pick. If we don’t care, coin flip. This year his team, the Green Bay Packers, is in, and thus I have Pittsburgh.

In the end I think my pick would have been Pittsburgh anyway. Pittsburgh comes into this game with a regular season record of 12-4, Green Bay at 10-6. Green Bay was an underdog in 2 of its 3 playoff games; Pittsburgh was expected to win. Both have big quarterbacks that can throw the ball well. Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay can run; Ben Roethlisburger is, well, big, strong, hard to bring down, and is already a 2-time winner of the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh also has the top defense against the rush and in points allowed and was second in total yards defense, along with the defensive player of the year in Troy Polamalu while Green Bay was 24th in rushing out of 30 teams.

Reebok Green Bay Packers Green & Gold Heavyweight Jacket

Reebok Green Bay Packers Green & Gold Heavyweight Jacket

Oh yeah, what’s our bet? Pizza or calzones at one of our favorite places, Pizza Villa in Oswego, where we both went to college. I can’t remember if we’re making a run today, as we alternate sometimes and I believe we went up last year, but whatever we get will be delicious.

And of course I’ll be taping the game at home, as we’ll watch at his house, so I can rewatch any commercials I either liked or might have missed. All that and the Black Eyed Peas; I can hardly wait. So, who’s your choice for the big winner? Either way, have fun, and be smart; don’t drink and drive.

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17 thoughts on “Sunday Question – The Super Bowl; Who Are You Pulling For?”

  1. Well, I really don’t care too much who wins, but since I’m going to sit here and watch, I’m going to go Packers. Totally, anti-Chicago, I know, but Aaron Rodgers seems like a really nice guy and well, Ben Roethlisberger does not. Probably not the best method for team picks, but that’s how I’m rolling.

    1. That’s funny, Jessica. Actually, no one has ever said Ben wasn’t a nice guy; he’s just had some issues here and there. Hard when you have too much success too early, but he’s still a young guy. And, of course, the Pack won.

  2. Hey Mitch!

    Happy Super Sunday, my friend.
    I’m pulling for the Pack.
    Should be a great game. 🙂

    1. Jimi, it turned out to be a great game, I must say. However, most of the commercials were kind of lackluster.

  3. I’m pulling for the Blacked-Eyed Peas. of course!

    Was that a performance, or WHAT?


    1. That was a great performance, Althea. Usher showing up was a nice touch; didn’t see that coming.

  4. It’s a tough call, Mitch, but I’d pick the calzones. Besides, I have pizza at least once a week. It’s been a while since I’ve had a calzone.

    That’s what you meant, right?

    1. Yeah, that’s what I meant Charles. lol And we did go the calzone run, as the weather was… well, it’s easier to say it wasn’t snowing and leave it at that.

    1. Well, I didn’t make the end of the game but the Packers were winning when I turned in.

      I kind of watched the ads while I was working but actually stopped working and sat down to watch the Black-Eyed Peas. Having Usher show up was good, Mitch and I think that even Michael Jackson would have been proud at some of those moves! I really enjoyed the ‘lighted’ dancers!

      1. Althea, the friends I was with enjoyed that as well. I’m trying to figure out how I’m reading all this stuff saying they didn’t like the half time show yet I thought it was great and wonderful; what’s wrong with “one” of us? lol

  5. Oh, I think I haven’t watch sports on TV or live for such a long time, probably since the time I start living abroad, the time zone is making it difficult. About 5-6 years ago, I was a moderator of handicapping forum and was doing predictions quite accurate. My personal preference goes for Pittsburgh.

  6. I know this is AFTER the fact but I was pulling for the Packers. I really wanted the Steelers coach to win but I despise Big Bad Ben so I had to pull for the Pack as a team. Karma is something else and I think it came back to haunt Ben. He should be thinking twice before he believes his own HYPE. And shame on the DA in Georgia for not filing any charges against him.

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