..bring your own sausage and beer
Well fans, let it be noted that your humble pundit was among the first to predict a Cheesehead Super Bowl victory, and it was done last week before the Patriots, who looked like the class of the NFL until then, succumbed to Rex Ryan and his Jersey Bad Boys. The impotence of the Pats on both sides of the ball was amazing to see, and I think it is indicative of the shift of power in the league to the NFC side which was first becoming evident last year when the Saints beat the Colts going away.
It remains, however, for the Pack to slip by Chicago down in Soldier Field, which resembles a swamp as nearly as possible in this frigid weather. Mike McCarthy will need to hire a team cobbler and send a special shoe bus out days in advance of the game so that Cheese will be able to cope with the treacherous footing that the Bears will contrive. It could be they’ll need ice skates or snow shoes. I would put no dirty tricks past the Chicagoans, whose city has long been famous for corruption and thievery.
Fortunately, the Packers are used to playing in the cold on chancy footing and, truth be told, have not been above playing certain tricks with the track up at Lambeau themselves. They should not be caught by surprise. Beyond that, I think their defense is equal to the Bears, and with the brand new rushing attack, their offense with Aaron Rodgers pulling the trigger is clearly superior to Jay Cutler and his limited weaponry. I say the Cheese by ten.
Then it is on to Dallas to face the...Steelers! My theory is that all stars had to align for Ryan and his crew of blabber mouths to get by New England. They have used up all their luck for this season and won’t get by Mike Tomlin’s guys, who will no doubt be playing with their hair on fire, such a scary sight that the Jets will be struck dumb for once. Think Troy Polamalu.