The talk this week around the office is all about the Super Bowl. Yes, we have a huge movie premiering tonight at the ArcLight (and opening in a big city near you next weekend), but the people here at WOW are die hard football fans. There have been some pretty heated debates about who will win.
FB: If you look at Bill Belichick’s success, not just as a head coach, but in his years running Parcells’s D in New York, he just always gets it done. He’s the master. His guys are always prepared, and they’re one step ahead.
RB: That’s true, I’m not doubting his genius. He gets his guys ready. But I think on the opposite sideline, Andy Reid has done an equally impressive job with…
TS: You’re kidding, right? You’re comparing Andy Reid to Belichick? How many titles does Reid have?
RB: Well, none.
TS: That’s right. So what makes you think he can beat the world champs this year? This team chokes in the big game. They dropped three NFC championship games in a row.
JSJ: They’ve gotten over that hump though. The team this year is different than in years past. You’ve got a healthy Brian Westbrook. The return of Jeremiah Trotter. And don’t forget TO.
FB: TO’s not going to make a difference. He hasn’t played in 7 weeks and he’s got a bum ankle. He’ll catch three passes for minimal yardage.
RB: This isn’t just any receiver we’re talking about here. This guy is one of the top three wide outs in the game, who is in better shape than anyone in the league.
JSJ: He will open up the passing attack to let Donovan go deep. And New England is going to keep an extra man on him, which will allow McNabb to run.
FB: He’s not going to run. New England will keep a spy on him. Teddy Bruschi will shadow him all day. Belichick and Romeo Crennel will throw zone packages and blitzes at him. McNabb, as great a player he is, doesn’t have the talent around him to beat the Patriots.
TS: I completely agree. The Pats shut out Peyton Manning. Shut him out. Why wouldn’t they do the same to a lesser Philly offensive attack?
RB: I just think this is Philly’s year. Something is telling me it’s their year. Jim Johnson will put pressure in Brady’s face and not let him throw the ball downfield.
JSJ: I got Philly too. Look for Westbrook to have a huge impact on the game. He can catch and he can run. That guy is a big time difference-maker.
TS: I gotta stick with the champs. Tom Brady’s got two Super Bowl MVPs. I see no reason he won’t get his third. He’s cool under pressure. He’s his generations answer to Joe Montana.
FB: Agreed. Should be a rout. I just don’t see how you beat this team. They play so well together as a team. Look at what Troy Brown has done this year. I like New England by at least two touchdowns.
– Jim Galasso