January 21, 2007

Did you know ...

... that there's a possibility that the Super Bowl will feature two African-American coaches? Not even one has made it to the big game before. If both can't make it, I sure hope the Bears' Lovie Smith gets the nod. Lovie'll always hold a special place in my sports heart for turning around the St. Louis Rams' defense in 2001 (total defensive rank: 3rd).

That Rams team -- get this -- had the #1 offense and #3 defense, went 14-2 in the regular season absolutely destroying teams in the process, and then lost Super Bowl 36. Had they won, that Rams team would easily have been listed as one of the greatest NFL teams of all time.

Maybe that's a reason then-head coach Mike Martz is now offensive coordinator in ... Detroit.

Posted by Hube at January 21, 2007 10:27 AM | TrackBack

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Sorry Hube but I predict Payton will outcoach Smith today. And it will be an all "New" Super Bowl this year.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at January 21, 2007 02:04 PM

Sorry, AJ, you weren't even close! ;-)

Posted by: Hube at January 21, 2007 06:29 PM

Yeah I got smoked.

Bears 2nd half was surprising and Manning did not do his usual folding act. Should be a great Super Bowl.

And it is fun to prognosticate heh?

Posted by: AJ LYnch at January 22, 2007 09:18 AM

Ahem... There will be two black coaches in the Super Bowl. And even though it troubles me that we're favored by seven over Chicago, I still think we'll win. We were favored by three over the Pats and managed to "pull that one off," too.

Posted by: greg at January 23, 2007 04:54 PM