We are getting closer to seeing which two teams came into training camp in 2011 and put together the best game plans for winning it all this year in professional football. Yep, it is that time again and the Super Bowl is just around the corner. We are now heading into championship weekend in football or the NFL’s version of the “final four”.
As it stands now, we have 2 teams left in the NFC and 2 football teams in the AFC side. Both conferences will pair their two best teams against each other this weekend. The winning team from each game, will be the team that gets to go play in the big football game, which we like to refer to as the Super Bowl. Yes, this is the grand daddy of them all. The Rose Bowl is not even close and especially since the Pac 12 football conference has slippled lately, with the USC Trojans being banned from bowl games and other restrictions. It looks like more trouble is headed USC’s way and every high school football player in America today, must avoid the USC recruiting efforts for their football program. No football player attending college in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 should not have the USC Trojans as one of their chosen schools to attend. Maybe after the 2016 season, these guys can remove their self from the black cloud, that now hangs over the entire Southern California football program and their rich college boosters and sponsors who support USC (or once did?). Best two football conferences and the ones who will get high school players in a big time bowl game, are the SEC and ACC schools in college football.
However, college is over now and congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide for being the top SEC Team; which is a little more prestigious, since the best football is played in the South. So any year really, the top SEC football program is the “TRUE” NCAA College Football Champions. The BCS Rankings, the BCS Polls, and all of the BCS Bowl Games take a back seat to the great football, that is played in the South Eastern Conference Stadiums every Saturday.
It is now time for the National Football League to crown their champions for the 2011 season, by playing the Super Bowl in 2012. Who is your favorite NFL Team? Are they still alive in the NFL Playoffs? Do you have a “horse” in this race for the game on Super Bowl Sunday? I am not confident about my predictions this year, since we have already seen some big surprises in the playoffs this year. I will go on record and say the 49ers and Patriots are the two teams; which will play in the 2012 Super Bowl this year. It won’t surprise me one bit, if neither one of these teams make it. I do see the San Francisco football team being in the playoffs for a long time to come. These guys are young and put together great drafts in the April NFL drafts each year. They are very much like the Detroit Lions and made all the right calls on draft day. I look for the Lions and 49ers to have success beyond this year and both teams will win a lot of post-season football games over the next 8 years or so.
Here is my final prediction for the big game on Super Bowl Sunday:
San Francisco 49ers 41
New England Patriots 35
*Prediction was made before the AFC Championship Game and NFC Championship Game were played.
Really it doesn’t matter who wins the actual Super Bowl game. Both teams get celebrated very heavy and both get to enjoy amazing weeks with the fans and the media. So overall, both teams are champions, once the morning of Super Bowl Sunday arrives. The kick-off and everything after that, is just a small consolation prize, because the real rewards already got handed out and paid before the teams ever stepped out on the field.