January 5, 2011
The Jewish NFL Super Bowl Prediction
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.
Patriots vs. Steelers - Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a HUGE Jewish philanthropist. His yiddishkite brings the Patriots to the Super Bowl.
Falcons vs. Bears - Da Bears. Yes, Da Bears in the Super Bowl. How? Team Doctor Howie Katz aka my wife’s uncle.
Patriots vs. Bears - Patriots win. Overall
Obviously, nothing crazy here but we picked Duke so this could happen too. Good luck.
And Let Us Say…Amen.
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