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  1. gmtaxi27

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    I usually don't get caught up with who picks who to win, but this is getting ridiculous. Outside of Doug Flutie I have not heard anyone pick the Pats.

    I live in New York so I expect it from the papers and local shows, but every national radio and TV show I have seen has someone picking the Giants. And some think it won't even be close.

    I guess I shouldn't even watch the game.
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    i certainly hope NOT
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    ...and it's because of this fact that you should be supremely confident. If we've learned nothing the past 10 years it is the fact that the Patriots play their best in this role. When they are "disrespected" (even if they are not truly disrespected). They just seem to play better with a chip on their collective shoulder.
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    I've picked them :D
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    MacMullen,Tanguay and Felger like the Pats to win

    Borges says Giants

    Nobody that I know of predicted a blowout by either team

    Personally I see this game being already decided BY THE START of the 4th quarter....whoever is leading by the end of the 3rd will have a comfortable lead IMO

    I think there will be a team that will have multiple turnovers that will put the game out of reach......no 3 point Super Bowl for the Pats this time around.
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    Its been rumored that "Birdman" dropped 5 million on the pats

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    No, don't get me wrong I am loving this. But its not like the Pats are a underdog.

    Even when the Pats were playing the Rams in 2001, there were a few people who picked the Pats.

    I do remember feeling the same way with the AFC Championship game vs the Steelers in 2001 and we know what happened there.

    I am expecting the same outcome. I can't wait.
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    A lot are picking the Pats. A lot are picking the Giants.

    The Giants are definitely picking the Giants.
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    A bunch of people in the NY media are taking the Giants in a blowout.

    Nationally Banks, Shefter and Schlareth are the only ones I've seen take the Pats so far. The list taking the Giants is 10:1.
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    Seems like everyone thinks the giants d-line will destroy Brady again.This offensive line should play with a chip on their shoulder.

    The giants players have been chirping alot.Cant stand Antrel Rolle.This team has to get off to a good start.Have to find a way to put pressure on Manning!!
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    hey guys, schlereth picked the Pats. Please no comments about the spelling of his name, you all know who I'm talking about.
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    Actually you spelled it right! Adam Schefter & John Clayton Picked the Pats too (Clayton pick isn't represented on ESPN's NFL Expert Picks tho): NFL Picks and Predictions for Super Bowl - National Football League - ESPN
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    Accuscore computers also picked the Pats. As I noted in the Accuscore thread, I wonder if there is any corrolation between those two Patriot picks and the fact that Accuscore is the most accurate predictor of games this season and is 16-2 in picking Patriot games this year (68%).

    Schlareth is the second most accurate and the most accurate human (65%). :D
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    Along those lines....

    Only one of the 4 ESPN talking heads would want Brady over Manning in crunch time and that was Kurt Warner....
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    Doug Flutie and someone tweeted that Tebow said "it's hard to pick against Brady" but I'm not positive.
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    Reportedy, the Sioux City Iowa Journal picks the Patriots. Does that make everyone feel better?
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    I've learned that, when every blowhard in the media thinks one thing, and Vegas (not moving the line even with 60% of money on the Giants) thinks the opposite, you always want Vegas to be backing your team. Which is exactly what's happening: the casinos will make an absolute killing if the Pats cover.
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    I did...........
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    I don't know if anyone likes the Pats this weekend, but I do know Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel. FWIW.
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    Everyone that doesn't watch ESPN.

    They're not really hiding their bias at this point and are making it pretty clear they are against the Patriots and are trying to find fans and people that are pulling against the Patriots. Especially Sports Nation.

    Now why would they purposely be this biased in plain sight? Doesn't it almost seem like ESPN is giving the Giants their moment in the sun while they can? It's almost as if they know they're not going to be talked about much come next week...
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    Listening to interviews with current and former players on NFL Radio and I hear the same thing each time. "It is hard to pick against New England but I have to go with the Giants."

    A few current AFC players, such as JJ Watt, have said, "I am rooting for the AFC team but the Giants should win."
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    Well I just made the mistake of watching NFL Network, got to hear these gems:

    - Sterling Sharpe doesn't think Tom Brady has the offensive fire power to compete with the Giants. (How Brady has fared on the season putting up points against far superior defenses and putting up 6-7 more ppg than the Giants is obviously irrelevant.)

    - A voice of reason asked how they could be so confident with the Giants when they lost four straight? Answer? "They weren't healthy." (True, but no one seems to remember that the Patriots were pretty banged up when their D was being most criticized, including in-game injuries that certainly made it easier for Manning to complete his game-winning drive at the end of Week 9. The difference? They haven't lost since.)

    I don't know. I understand I have inherent bias as a Pats fan, but I am more than capable of looking at different perspectives rationally and seeing their merits. The one-sidedness of the analysis from most "journalists" is literally baffling me at this point. Maybe they're all secretly rooting for the Pats and know Tom plays better angry. :confused:
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    Which moron in Vegas decided that our Patiots should be 3 point favorites? Hardly anyone outside of New England thinks that they can win. Hell, some of our local homer media even think that their chances are slim. :bricks:
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    I have. In fact I picked the Pats to win the SB back on Labor Day. Though I picked them to play against the Packers.
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    The Las Vegas line does not have anything to do with who is the favorite. It is based on getting people to bet in a way that the house will win no matter how the game turns out.
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    I have had Sirius on all week and most people seem to be picking the Giants as well.
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    Does it drive anyone else crazy that these "experts" don't even know that Mayo's name is Jerod, not Gerard? I find myself frequently yelling "JE-ROD!" at the TV.
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    #1) Who in the hell are "our local homer media" and 2) (who among those "homers") "think their chances are slim?"
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