The Super Bowl Selection Show

Apologies for the technical issues, boys and girls.

This spring DaBearsBlog is going to be launching a weekly, half-hour podcast.  It will feature a short interview with a local beat writer, my brothers and I picking games, the Reverend's Rant and it will also provide a chance for some of our readers (you) to literally have your voice heard.

There's no fair way to select who gets to appear on the first podcast so I've created a little Super Bowl prediction game.  Winner will be my first guest when the program debuts around the start of April.  
1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver?
2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw?  (You get both points if you nail it.  1 point if you're within two)
3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter.
4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half.
5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter.
6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game.
Tiebreaker: Total number of times 'Katrina' and 'Haiti' are mentioned during the telecast.
My prediction:  I don't see the game as very close.  The Colts have the better everything and their defense is capable of shutting down a Saints team that hasn't played all that well for the last month and a half.  I think the Saints are chasing a big number late and score to make the  outcome look less lopsided than it actually was.  Colts 38, Saints 24

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  • 1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver - Reggie Wayne
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? (You get both points if you nail it. 1 point if you're within two) - 14
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. - 10
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. - 14
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. - 38
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game. - 58

    as long as i eventually am a part of the podcast, that's all that matters. good stuff jeff.....really love being a part of Da Site

  • Wow first?

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Missed it by that much... you should specify whether "leading reciever" means yards, TDs or catches (I would think catches).

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver - Pierre Garcon
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? (You get both points if you nail it. 1 point if you're within two) - 11
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. - 7
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. - 14
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. - 45
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game. - 65

  • In reply to mottystone:

    since when has "leading receiver" ever meant catches? he meant yards lol

  • In reply to mottystone:

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver? Colston
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? 10
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. 14
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. 14
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. 35
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game. 57
    Tiebreaker - 412

  • In reply to mottystone:

    1 pt - Marques Colston
    2 pts - 7 incompletions for Brees
    3 pts - 3 pts for Colts after 1
    4 pts - Saints get 24 by half
    5 pts - 44 points total after 3
    6 pts - 54 points Total in the game

    I think the Saints can stun the Colts by getting on top with a couple of big strikes and then play good enough defense and trade points long enough to hold them off.. Siants 34 Colts 20

  • In reply to mottystone:

    I think the outcome is correct: Colts over Saints.

    What is a podcast?

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    damn ghost....make a move into the 21st century guy. the use of CB radio & morse code is obselete now; embrace technology lol

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    That's right, you just keep on lovin' your techno toys, but when the electricity goes out and it will someday, it'll the "Shortwave Gang" that comes to the rescue, every time...including CB and Morse Code(CW) ...but computers sure are fun!!

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    So now we have it - the story is now clear

    Welcome to your

    LAME DUCK 2010 CHICAGO BEARS!!!!

    Don't you think they could actually try to pretend that 2010 is going to be a real year? Instead of this shit? I got news for you guys - Marinelli doesn't even believe he can be a good D coordinator. So I guess he got talked into it - do you suppose it went like this?

    Jerry: Rod, you got no choice man, because WE got no choice - literally. NO ONE WANTS TO COME HERE.

    Rod: Jerry, I told you I don't believe I can be a good enough D coordinator! I can coach up that pussy ass butter soft line, THAT'S where you need me!

    Jerry: Rod, you're selling yourself short man - can you please tell me who our last two D coordinators were?

    Rod: Well, that would be... Bob Babich... and Lovie Smith?

    Jerry: (meaningful stare)

    Rod: Oh. I get it. I'll take it. How much more did you say?

    (curtain)

    and it's (curtains) for the 2010 Chicago Bears season!

    HOW LOW CAN WE GO???? (Mister Wizard, HELLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!!)

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Love the meaningful stare!!!!!!

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    This is me, five minutes ago...

    I log onto Chicago Tribune sports page and see that headline, "Bears name Marinelli Defensive Coordinator." I cringe and actually have a knee-jerk reaction saying, "Aw, shit."

    I like Marinelli...I like him a whole lot actually. I met him back in the 90s and he seems like a great guy. But he's never been a Defensive Coordinator and he doesn't even want the damn job!

    Excellent job, Phil, as always. I wonder myself sometimes whether the Bears actually care about what is going on!

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    What a joke this whole process has been...They parade a bunch of mediocre assistants through the door, for what? To kid themselves. Who here didn't know, in thier Bears fan's hearts, that Martz and O-Rod were going to get the jobs? What a joke. Lovie's Crew Part Duece [yes I'm referring to SHIT]. How many more of his buddies can he hook up with jobs before he gets shitcanned? I REALLY wanted the DB's coach from Indy. Instead, we have a waddling loser who barely (if at all) improved the unit he was brought here to transform into an elite unit. Does 0-Rod even have DC experience? I'm pissed. Fuck this org.

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver?
    colston
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? (You get both points if you nail it. 1 point if you're within two)
    9
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter.
    10
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half.
    14
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter.
    34
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game.
    62

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Am I the only one that actually picked the tiebreaker?

  • In reply to BigT:

    I picked it last thread.

  • In reply to BigT:

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver?
    Dallas Clark

    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? (You get both points if you nail it. 1 point if you're within two)
    nine

    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter.
    17

    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half.
    17

    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter.
    44

    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game.
    64

    Tiebreaker: Total number of times 'Katrina' and 'Haiti' are mentioned during the telecast.
    16

  • In reply to BigT:

    FLAG ON THE PLAY: False Start - New Bear in Town. Calling "First when he's not.

    AWRIGHT! A Phil from SATX sighting! Been hiding out and eavesdropping at Halas Hall Phil?
    Thanks for that explanation, I was WONDERING what that QUACKING sound I kept hearing was. Guess I should have known.

    My Proposition entries:
    1pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver - Dallas Clark
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? -15
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. - 12
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. - 13
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. - 39
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game. - 58
    Tiebreaker: Total number of times 'Katrina' and 'Haiti' are mentioned during the telecast. - 10

    Alas, Blogfather, I fear you have the game scoped out all too well.
    I too see the Colts D stopping the Saints more than the Saints stopping the Colts and if the Colts jump out early, look out below because the game could get UGLY.

    Still, Peyton HAS a ring (courtesy Ron Turner), so I am rooting for the Saints to get off their 40+ year schneid.

  • In reply to BigT:

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver - Reggie Wayne
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? (You get both points if you nail it. 1 point if you're within two) - 17
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. - 7
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. - 17
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. - 41
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game. - 51

  • In reply to BigT:

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver? Marquis Colston
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? 9 inc.
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. 7 pts
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. 17 pts
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. 34 pts
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game. 44 pts.

  • In reply to BigT:

    Alright what the hell.

    -Pierre Garcon

    -13 inc.

    -13 pts

    -20 pts

    -40 pts

    -57 pts

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Coulston,9,7,17,37,58. Go Saints!

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    Who will be the game's leading receiver? Dallas Clark
    How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? 11
    Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter. 10
    Total points for the Saints at the end of the half. 14
    Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter. 31
    Total points for both teams at the end of the game. 48

    Tiebreaker: Total number of times 'Katrina' and 'Haiti' are mentioned during the telecast. 13

  • In reply to PhilfromSATX:

    1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver?
    Pierre Garcon
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? (You get both points if you nail it. 1 point if you're within two)
    15
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter.
    7
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half.
    7
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter.
    27
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game.
    37

    Tiebreaker: Total number of times 'Katrina' and 'Haiti' are mentioned during the telecast.
    16

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    wow. We are the Detroit Lions.

    Im going to go throw up...be back later.

  • In reply to TheGhostofHalas:

    Marinelli is the new DC http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/9796/marinelli-will-be-the-bears-dc

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Ghost, it's going to be a self-produced half radio internet radio show.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Thank you, blogfather.

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Hey who know's...between the two of them..Lovie and Marinelli that is... maybe they will be able to accomplish the job....and maybe not. Well if we go down it'l be in pretty orange and blue flames...crash and burn. 2010..the year of learning...

  • In reply to JeffHughes:

    Great ideas Jeff. Gotta love being interactive (even for an old fart like me).

    Quiz answers; Garcon (yds), 19,14,14,45,52,48 (game only).

    BTW, Marinelli for DC? Now? REALLY?

    We're truly screwed now. Why announce it before the SB? They should have carried out the charade to its logical conclusion. I was actually giving these guys some credit when they hired Martz (of course they bungled the process but got the best guy). I thought they might be looking at the DB coach of Indy as DC. Nope. Just look around Halas Hall and find the first coach you see.

    I think Phil pretty much nailed the conversation between JA and RM.

    Go Bears!

  • In reply to mottystone:

    Flag on the play. Illegal procedure calling first. Fifteen yards and automatic first down to FQD ...

  • 1 pt - Who will be the game's leading receiver? Henderson
    2 pts - How many incomplete passes will Drew Brees throw? 17
    3 pts - Total points for the Colts at the end of the first quarter.7
    4 pts - Total points for the Saints at the end of the half.14
    5 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the third quarter.31
    6 pts - Total points for both teams at the end of the game 34

    Saints 21 Colts 13

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