Jewish Journal

The Jewish NFL Super Bowl Prediction

by Jeremy Fine

January 5, 2011 | 8:47 am

Last year TGR did a Jewish NCAA bracket. We entered it into my wife’s pool and won. Yes, it helped that Duke was awesome. But Cornell got to the Sweet 16 and a little bit of God’s help and we got the shekels (literally). So here are our NFL picks. Deep down inside I am rooting for the Bears no matter what happens.


AFC Round One:

Patriots - Bye

Colts vs. Jets - Colts have owner James Irsay who has a Jewish dad. Irsay gets them to round two.

Chiefs vs. Ravens -Like the Colts, Ravens owner Art Modell’s Jewish roots sends them to the second round.

Steelers - Bye



NFC Round One:

Falcons - Bye

Eagles vs. Packers - Owners are dominating here. Jeff Lurie is Jewish and the Eagles get by the Packers.

Saints vs. Seahawks - Saints get by the Seahawks because of what Pete Carroll did to Taylor Mays.

Bears - Bye



AFC Round Two:

Patriots vs. Ravens -  While everyone wants to see Brady, we here have our eyes on Julian Edelman. He keeps the Pats going to the AFC Championship.

Steelers vs. Colts -  We look again to the owners. We used Isray already so Steelers part-owner, Barney Dreyfuss, gets them through.



NFC Round Two:

Falcons vs. Saints - While I might normally choose the Saints in this one, Falcon’s owner Arthur Blank is Jewish and taking them to the NFC Championship.

Bears vs. Eagles - Yes, I want the Bears to win. Yes, I am bias. Yes, TGR is picking them. How? The memory of Sid Luckman lives on. Da Bears.



AFC Championship:

Patriots vs. Steelers - Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a HUGE Jewish philanthropist. His yiddishkite brings the Patriots to the Super Bowl.



NFC Championship:

Falcons vs. Bears - Da Bears. Yes, Da Bears in the Super Bowl. How? Team Doctor Howie Katz aka my wife’s uncle.



Super Bowl:

Patriots vs. Bears - Patriots win. Overall
we have some exciting games coming up and our Jewish roots can be found
in several NFL teams. And since the upcoming Super Bowl is such an
important event in the NFL, here
is where I add it all up. The Jewish power of Edelman and Kraft beat
Luckman’s memory and my Uncle Howie. Patriots are TGR’s pick to win the
Super Bowl against my Bears.


Obviously, nothing crazy here but we picked Duke so this could happen too. Good luck.


And Let Us Say…Amen.

-Jeremy Fine

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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