And the Super Bowl winner will be . . .

Some regulars here, remembering I predicted in 2018 that the Eagles would lose in the Super Bowl, asked me to make the same prediction again, hoping for the same result.

I can’t do that.

The 2018 column was not what I wanted to happen, but what I expected to happen, as a 50-year fan of Philadelphia teams I knew (with a couple of exceptions) they would get close to the top of the mountain and then fall on their ass, breaking our freaking hearts.

The Flyers won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and ‘75, and have lost six times since then.

The Phillies — with the losingist record in Major League Baseball — struck gold in 1980 and 2008, but fell short last year.

The Sixers? Last championship was 1983, The Allen Iverson-led team made the Finals most recently in 2001, but lost.

Going into the 2018 Super Bowl, the Eagles had never won a Super Bowl, and were underdogs to the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots. I had my Underdog T-shirt, but expected the usual result — a close-but-no-cigar.

This year, I again go with the odds makers, who favor the Birds by a point and a half, in other words, inside the margin of error.

I get a bad feel about being favored, because this team relishes its underdog status.

Being favored is a jinx and me picking them to win is a double jinx.

But I have to favor this team because it is unlike the previous teams that failed.

These guys have the physical strength, and the heart, to triumph.

The last time I made a Super Bowl pick, I said I would eat that column if I was wrong.

And I did. Here is the proof. 

I can’t do that this time because this column doesn’t appear in a newspaper. 

All I can do, if I’m wrong is say, I warned you.

Go Birds!


6 thoughts on “And the Super Bowl winner will be . . .”

  1. I don’t get the game (or any games in any sport) on my TV — too cheap and pissed to pay for what used to be free. I’ll wait until morning to find out the Eagles lost.

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