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Giants ... and heads!
January 25, 2008 - Neil Rudel
I'm picking the Giants.
It goes back to my old theory: Anybody can pick a heavily favored Patriots.
I love the underdog, and I'm not alone. The Pats opened as a 14-point favorite and enough money poured into Las Vegas on the Giants that the number fell to 11.
Clearly, the Giants are playing their best football. They've won three straight road playoff games, and the week off will let them get their legs back and allow them to regroup. If the Super Bowl didn't have the open date between the NFL championship games, the Giants would be in trouble.
The extra week benefits them, like it benefited the Steelers two years ago.
The Pats, meanwhile, may have peaked in early December.
Now, this will take some real talent: Heads or tails in the coin flip?
I'm all over the heads this year.
Heard through my WVAM contact -- OK, it's Ray Eckenrode -- that Rob Egan was endorsing my idea of widening the NFL field to avoid injuries in today's bigger, faster, stronger game.
I knew I'd get some feedback on that blog; I just didn't think it would take six months.
Kudos to Egan, who has done an amazing job handling a two-hour daily show by mixing guests, including plenty of Mirror flavor, and phone callers.