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…. Who was the MVP?

Why, Prince, of course. ;-)

Interesting tidbit on yesterday’s pretty decent Super Bowl….

Nate Silver, over at Baseball Prospectus, had just about the most dead-on prediction of just about anyone in the universe:

…. The 2006 Indianapolis Colts are quite similar to the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals won the World Series with just 82 Pythagorean wins. They had the second-lowest Pythagorean winning percentage of any World Series champion in baseball history. Like the Colts, they were coming off two great seasons where they failed to go all the way. Like the Colts, they are led by a superstar who is probably one of the greatest players in his sportís history. Like the Colts, their defense (pitching) fell apart during the regular season, and they looked weak entering the playoffs. Like the Colts, their defense (pitching) dramatically improved during the postseason, once again making them formidable team they had been in 2004 and 2005.

The 2004 and 2005 Cardinals would have made sense as World Series champions. When the 2006 Cardinals won, it seemed strange ó yet most of the important players on the roster are the same. The same goes for the Indianapolis Colts.

…. Youíre probably wondering about my prediction for the Super Bowl. Actually, you could probably care less. But Iíll give you one anyway: Colts 24, Bears 19. I see a fairly sloppily played game with a lot of turnovers and field goals.

Not for nothing, but no football analyst I read anywhere came within a mile of such a clear and accurate analysis of the Super Bowl. That is simply spot on analysis by Silver.


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