I'm sort of surprised that Green Bay is a 3 point favorite. I don't believe they deserve that much . . .favoritism. I have to think that since they seem to be the hot team everyone is talking about more "square" money is going on the Packers so the linesmakers have to adjust the actual line.
If the Packers were not "my" team I would be putting money down on the Steelers to cover that 3 points!
I just feel that the one dimensional game of Green Bay is in for a long long day. Yea - they can win but their offense will have to NOT play as poorly as they did last Sunday, and don't fool yourself, the Packers do not have a running game and that was pretty much proven.
How many yards did Starks have in the 2nd half when the Pack REALLY needed a running game? 19 on I believe 10 carry's and 12 of those were on 1 play. I'm not cutting Starks, the Packer front line is geared at protecting Rogers, not opening up holes to run through. A number of times Starks was captured behind the line which was not his fault.
But on the bright side, Pittsburgh is not real thrilled at playing the Packers either. We look at the Steeles and say, Oh man those guys are good, but I'm sure they would have MUCH rather played the Bears! Pitts look at the Packers Defense and go, oh man those guys are good. The Packers are pretty much like the Steelers. The only BIG difference is that the Steelers have a running game BUT the Packers have a better passing game that makes up for the lack of run yardage. Plus the Steelers have one HUGE problem - their All-Pro Center is injured!
It's going to be an awesome chess match and one of the best Super Bowls in a long long time.remember last time the two teams played a couple years ago? NAIL BITER, Pittsburgh won on the last play of the game.
LAST WORD ON FAVRE
This is a wonderful article from the Star Tribune! No matter what you think of Brett this is a great read!
JIM SOUHAN, Star Tribune
Brett Favre will stand on the Vikings' sideline for the last time today. Thus will end one of the most volatile episodes in Minnesota sports history, an 18-month window in which Favre sequentially proved right anyone who ever praised or doubted him.
Favre will end his career as a limping contradiction. In a society that revels in either-or debates, Favre has proved that "all of the above" can be the correct assessment of a polarizing individual.
You can take either side in a debate about Favre and be right.
He is at once the most prolific passer in NFL history and the most erratic great quarterback to ever play the game.
He is renowned for his fourth-quarter comebacks and clutch play, and yet has thrown more season-destroying interceptions than any quarterback in history.
He is the toughest man in the annals of a brutal sport -- having started 297 consecutive games at a position that is the equivalent of a clay pigeon at a shotgun range -- and the most emotionally needy player ever to don a helmet.
He is a charismatic leader who can unite a locker room and inspire a huddle, and he is a divisive figure who was known in New York for ignoring his teammates.
He wouldn't tutor Aaron Rodgers, his chosen successor in Green Bay , yet he volunteers his time coaching high school kids in Hattiesburg , Miss.
He launched or improved the careers of a dozen coaches -- including Andy Reid, Jon Gruden and Mike Holmgren -- and ended the head coaching career of the man who brought him to Minnesota and helped him make $28 million in 18 months.
He craves the spotlight but won't dress for it, favoring old jeans, sweaty golf hats and perpetual stubble even during news conferences watched by millions.
He shuns the media five days a week -- a writer from Washington , D.C. , once told me it was easier to land a one-on-one interview with the President than with Favre -- yet manipulates national reporters every week to disseminate dubious messages.
He will forever be remembered as an iconic Packer, yet he began his career with Atlanta , visited New York and chose to finish his career with the Packers' arch-rival, intent on beating the franchise that made him famous.
He is a Hall of Fame quarterback who became a symbol of longevity, and yet each of the four teams that employed him was glad to see him go.
He prides himself, as he once told me, in "playing like a kid," even when teammates put a rocking chair in front of his locker.
He "loves the game" yet can't bring himself to show up for offseason workouts or the opening day of training camp.
He is a Southern good ol' boy who made his reputation on the Frozen Tundra.
He reveres the record book and NFL history but once flopped on the ground to help New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan break a sack record.
All of which makes you wonder: When Brett Favre looks in the mirror, does his reflection appear in 3-D?
Because Favre is so internally conflicted, so relentlessly contradictory, offering a final assessment of him isn't easy.
Remember, it was a year ago that Favre was preparing to help the Vikings whip the Dallas Cowboys in the Metrodome, in one of the most impressive victories in franchise history.
It was less than a year ago that Favre was preparing to run the Vikings' offense up and down the field against the eventual Super Bowl champion Saints in the deafening Superdome.
At the age of 40, in his first season in purple, Favre came within one pass of taking the Vikings to a Super Bowl they might well have won.
Therein lies the Favre conundrum: He was the reason the Vikings were able to come within one of Favre's startlingly amateurish interceptions of doing what had never been done before in 50 years of Vikings history, and he was the reason the Vikings followed that thrilling season by with an implosion so spectacular it could probably be seen from space.
Favre giveth, and Favre throweth away.
Even at the end of a season in which he showed up late, extorted team owners for a raise, got his coach fired, destroyed his team's Super Bowl aspirations, became the subject of a sexting scandal and groveled for sympathy every time he stubbed his toe, Favre set a record for perseverance that may never be matched and conducted a dozen of the most compelling, funny, insightful news conferences we'll ever witness.
It is typical of Favre that as his performance and machinations destroyed this season, destroyed what might be the last chance for many of his teammates to qualify for a Super Bowl, he remained a popular figure in the locker room, a source of humor and a subject of admiration.
You can hate Favre or love him.
But why choose?
Yesterday in 1935 the Gottfried Krueger Brewery sold the very first can of beer. Cans are the best vehicle for beer, you would think bottles are but bottle caps let air in and beer in a bottle will slowly oxidize, happens all the time! Skunky beer is not uncommon. Can's are the #1 best way to store beer.
Another problem with bottles is light. Beer hates light! When light hits the beer it splits its riboflavin, a type of B vitamin. The ruptured riboflavin can react with isohumulones, which are chemicals that come from hops and help beer taste bitter (in a good way).
The resulting molecule is similar in shape and smell to the musk sprayed by skunks. That’s why most microbreweries sell beer in dark brown bottles or, increasingly, in beer cans.
Which is another reason you should not buy Corona or any beer in clear bottles! Brown is the best!