Saturday February 6, 2010

The Super Bowl is upon us once again. It’s that time for everyone, whether you like the commercials or want to see “The Who” rock out halftime. All eyes are on Miami as the two best teams in the NFL collide for the Lombardi Trophy. These teams took similar roads to get to this point, but only one can win.

New Orleans Saints- the Saints started the season with too many questions to solve, especially the defense. They solved it by hiring Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator. They also established a running game to help Drew Brees. They started 13-0 but then lost their last three games. Their week off paid dividends as they beat the Cardinals and the Vikings in the playoffs. The Saints need to throw Peyton Manning off his game, just like they did with Kurt Warner and Brett Favre. It’s not going to be easy.

Indianapolis Colts- the Colts started the season with questions of their own. Can new coach Jim Caldwell bring the same fire that Tony Dungy had? Turns out he just let them play, and did they play or what. The Colts nearly became undefeated but sat their players after they clinched the #1 playoff seed (which went under controversy). They didn’t miss a beat as they beat the Ravens and Jets to get to Miami. The Colts need to establish their game quickly and find a way to stop the Saints’ offense. How do you stop an explosive offense when one of your star defensive players (DE Dwight Freeney) might not play?

Both teams are known for their offense. Their plethora of wide receivers and running backs make both Peyton Manning and Drew Brees very dangerous men. They both need this victory. One wants to cement his legacy as one of the best quarterbacks of all time. The other wants to bring a city their first Lombardi Trophy. History will happen one way or the other. Either New Orleans gets their parade bigger than Mardi Gras or Jim Caldwell becomes the third African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. At the end of the day, the best team will win in dramatic fashion:

Saints 31-28

Well, that’s all the time I have for today. If you disagree with anything I say, leave a comment below (either on WordPress or Facebook) or email me at You can also contact me via LinkedIn ( Thanks for reading and good luck with your teams.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

Copyright @ 2007


One thought on “Saturday February 6, 2010

  1. good pick….i watch for the commercials and the game but also i’m waiting for one of these old rockers to croak on stage….lol
    Saints 21-13

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