This is the hardest game to predict since the Steelers and Seahawks don’t play each other in the regular season. Think that you know how it’ll shake out? As before, any correct score that doesn’t involve Seattle winning wins the sixpack of your choice. Betting ends, of course, at kickoff.
BTW, I haven’t yet found a picture yet of Troy Polamalu singlehandedly blowing past three linemen to take down Mike Anderson short of the first down. If any of you know where to find one I’ll put it up just for the sheer insaneness of that play. [Update: even better – a moving gif of the play courtesy of reader Caleb. Get your fix before we kill ImageShack’s bandwidth]
Speaking of which, Polamalu is listed as ‘probable’ after hurting his ankle on Wednesday. If you’re the praying sort you know what to do.
Seahawks by 4.
(No offense, John, I just think the’re the better team. Hard to see the Steelers winning with their quarterback going off on drinking binges all week. Portrays a certain cockiness reminiscent of USC before the Rose Bowl.)
I will eat my shorts if wrong.
Bob In Pacifica
My guess is that the Steelers will win 35-23. Or 35-27. How many guess do I get?
Your most recent guess counts as your official entry, so right now we have you at 35-27 Pittsburgh.
Um, pray he twists it again before the game? :D
Brian, is the Steeler’s QB really partyin’ down like the last day of frat spring break? My goodness; I may have to go back and read the sports pages. His coach must be, or should be, ready to lock him in his hotel room with a No Room Service order.
Not that I mind, of course. I’d be happy as a clam to tune in Sunday and see Polamalu with ice on his foot and the QB with ice on his head.
I had sent this to Cole, but not to Tim. But here’s the link I saw on Roethlisberger. It’s a good sports gossip site, and fun if nothing else.
I will go with Seattle 17, Pittsburgh 16, in hopes of winning my office pool.
ghost of mike renfro
Not only will the Seahawks win 27-20, but they will do it in a style that the calm, cool, and collected Mr Cole will find particularly irritating. Running the ball behind their two all pro linemen….to the left.
Cute pix, Brian; thanks for the link.
But I note he’s pouring booze down that girl’s throat, not his own.
Ah. Final score? 37-24, Seahawks.
If I have to nail down a score for Tim, it’ll be 21-7 ‘Hawks.
Make that 21-17 Seahawks.
Polamalu is listed as OK, or should I say Puhlamahlu?
I’ll refrain from making a scoring prediction—I didn’t follow football enough this year to make a decent one. With Pittsburgh in the Superbowl, maybe I should stop following football more often.
We’ve had near-record rainy weather and the ground is saturated. High winds and stormy conditions are expected this weekend. My prediction is that part way through the game people in Pittsburg will hear a distant howl–the sound of millions of Puget Sound area fans screaming in frustration as powerlines fall and TV’s go blank.
There will be riots in the streets.
John, I just sent you an email with a gif I made of the play.
For everyone else…you can go here….
You guys can win next year.
That doesn’t help when the post was written by me.
Ok I got it. Unfortunately it’s a bit big for me to upload, so we’ll see if John can work his admin magic and squeeze it in.
Very, very cool clip. Thanks for making it.
For the beer, 20-17, Steelers.
Seahawks will win: 27-21
hey… zzyzx from the RMP days? :) i was more of a lurker, but i remember your stats page. it was/is great – thanks!
Seahawks 67, Steelers 3.
Pittsburgh puts in a heroic last minute effort to score a field goal on the final play.
OK, I’ve lurked over an year and never felt so compelled to comment that I actually set finger to keyboard. But it’s the Seahawks. In the Superbowl. Pittsburgh is good, and one of the teams I root for, but the Hawks win 24 – 16. My scoring prediction is Steelers 1 passing TD, 3 Field Goals, Hawks, 2 rushing TD, 1 Passing TD, and 1 Field Goal.
Stillers 23 Hawks 20
Sorry Tim….I still am not used to looking at who wrote the entry on blloon juice.
I emailed a different loaded link for John to have…I will do the same for you to keep.
Yes, the same zzyzx. Thanks :)
So it appears that we’re getting a huge windstorm up here in Seattle with 60 MPH winds. My power has already flickered a few times. I suspect my Superbowl might be spent driving around the streets of Seattle listening to KIRO.
On the other hand, the wind is sweeping the rain away finally. The rain started right as we were making our push for home field advantage and it’s rained nearly every single day until the day after the Superbowl. The rain is doing its job to give us luck, then it’s going to let us enjoy the parade in the sun.
Seriously, I’ve lived here 11 years and I’ve never seen a winter like this. It’s usually 10 days of rain and then 4-5 days of CLEAR blue sky, then another rainy period. It’s never 7 straight weeks of non-stop rain. Insanity.
‘Hawks 27, Steelers 24.
Hawks 24 Steelers 3
Steelers 28 Hawks 17 You may interview me after the game to ask me how I knew. Was it ESP or ESPN?
Steelers 31-10. John Cole will sleep like a (big) baby tonight.
I’ll go 21-17 Steelers. Just because.