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Super Bowl 50 Game Prediction

| February 5th, 2016

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Three questions for this game.

#1. I have no doubt Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware will get to Cam Newton. But what happens when they get there? Newton ain’t Tom Brady. He’s more likely to throw Miller to the ground than be sacked by him.

#2. What happens if the Panthers offense struggles early? This is a team that hasn’t faced adversity a lot this season and certainly hasn’t faced a defense of this caliber. If Carolina doesn’t score on their first couple drives, do we see Cam Newton force things?

#3. One of the untold stories of the AFC title game was how many receivers Peyton Manning missed for big plays down the field. But the biggest stat of this game may be Manning’s interception total. Can he avoid the big mistake, especially in the middle of the field? If he does, the Broncos defense will keep the game close.

Carolina Panthers 24, Denver Broncos 20

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  • The GP

    A yawner by halftime.

    The Broncos should petition to NOT wear the Orange jerseys. They have never won a Super Bowl, and been humiliated in every Super Bowl, they brought the orange jerseys to.

    If they wear the orange, they are down by 20 at halftime. If white, then only 10.

    Peyton either:

    Fumbles a snap from center – AGAIN
    Gets sacked and fumbles, allowing a TD

    MVP: Keuchley, who scores himself and has another pick and leads in tackles.

    • 505Bears

      I agree with all of it. Especially Keuchley being MVP. Imagine if he would have fell to the Bears that year? Ugh…

      • AlbertInTucson

        “Imagine if he would have fell to the Bears…”

        They probably would have whiffed and STILL taken McClellin.

        • AlbertInTucson

          It also would have had to have been a MIGHTY fall.

          10 spots, plus, the Chargers took a linebacker before the Bears took McClellin.

    • Shady

      Think Broncos are wearing white unis, Panthers wearing black.

  • 505Bears

    My prediction….Cam rushes for over 100.

  • BillW

    Panthers faced adversity of a sort each time they nearly blew big leads. Rivera has them focused I’m sure, but don’t think memories of 46-10 in SBXX aren’t coming back to him. The feeling of utterly dominating a team. If they get a lead, expect them to pour it on.

    Carolina 46, Denver 10.

  • CanadaBear

    I think/hope Carolina smokes ’em.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Only two thoughts:

    Carolina wins. Peyton is terrible.

    Let the draft countdown begin.

  • Doc Nitty

    Happy Friday, compadres!

    • CanadaBear

      Doc did you ever see my post about RAGBRAI? I think you would love it.

      • Doc Nitty

        The bike ride? Ya. What’s the daily mileage? I’ve always been more of a sprinter than an endurance guy. That’s why I’ve never tried Cycle Oregon.

        • CanadaBear

          This year it’s around 425 miles over 7 days. You’ve got all day to do the mileage and really nothing else to do (other than fuck off all day). The first couple of days might get your attention but after that you’d be fine. Did I mention you can get laid on this ride? I’ve met really nice women early in the week and with a little charm and persistence …

          • AlbertInTucson

            We have EL TOUR DE TUCSON every November. Draws a LOT of cyclists.

          • Doc Nitty

            That sounds hot as fuck. No thanks.

          • AlbertInTucson

            It’s NOVEMBER. No more triple digits.

          • Doc Nitty

            I’ve never done 60 miles in a single day, let alone 7 days in a row. Call me a pussy but I know my limitations. Plus, I don’t do well with large crowds of people. I can be in tight places all day, but get me in a crowd that size and I get serious closterphobia.

            Sounds hella cool though man.

          • CanadaBear

            Totally get it. RAGBRAI requires some patience due to crowds. But overall is fun. I probably wouldn’t like it as much these days because of the claustrophobia thing also. Although you really aren’t packed in like at a concert or anything. You almost always haver personal space but you are almost never alone.

          • DaCoaches Mustache

            60+ miles a day and you still had the energy for poon? I applaud you Canada!

        • CanadaBear

          RAGBRAI is much more of a party than CO. CO is, by far, the most organized bike ride I’ve ever done and it’s not even close. CO is around 2,200 people and RAGBRAI is between 12,000-15,000. CO is pretty much serious cyclists and some hippies (gotta love the hippies). RAGBRAI is party central for at least 1,000-2,000 people.

  • Doc Nitty

    If this doesn’t give an indication about where my life is at these days nothing will:

    I’m getting excited for baseball.

  • Irish Sweetness

    I can’t seem to find this on Blu-Ray :

    Acting like this may never be seen again :

    • AlbertInTucson

      IF we’re lucky.

      • Irish Sweetness

        How the other two actors kept a straight face is incredible, but not as incredible as how that take made final cut!

  • BearDown100393

    I like the Bears.

    • MB30SD

      but I always like the bears

  • Trac

    A blog contest could have really been ideal but instead, we get several no brainer comments and predictions. Sigh.

  • Doc Nitty

    What I’m wearing:

    https://imgflip.com/i/yo6ho

  • MB30SD
    • willbest

      Sometimes, bitches be crazy.

      • The GP
        • she’s not even hot. I’ve boned better, and I’m no multimillionaire

          In L.A., the waiters are hotter than her

          • BearDown100393

            Waiters?

          • Bender McLugh

            NTTAWWT

          • BearDown100393

            Not at all.

          • Waitresses, waiters, but yes, if you go to west hollywood, there prob are better looking waiters than her lol

          • MB30SD

            I up voted the fact that you finally just came out to the blog.

            Good for you maings. Big props

          • DaMurph

            But did he mean to, or did he subconsciously find the need to do it? Ha!

          • Trac

            Like a certain infamous poster said on da blog a couple of days ago, some people are but don’t even realize it. Is it wrong to have a bias when it comes to being attracted to the female persuasion? Is that still acceptable?

          • just for u.

          • MB30SD

            ♡♡

          • MB30SD

            Wait… Ewan McGregor?!?! Really??

            Weird.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Louis CK and Butch … who woulda thunk it? I need my Bolt Van Der Huge handle back.

            See the Bears game last night?

          • MB30SD

            bring back the bolt!

    • Trac

      That cat must have CTE. Poor guy, I hope he gets part of the Lawsuit settlements so he doesn’t get stuck with nothing. Do you think his concussion problems happened before he got drafted? Highly unlikely wouldn’t you say?

      • Irish Sweetness

        Man … when your agent leaves you …. that’s like Keanu quitting on the child killer in Devil’s Advocate.

  • DaCoaches Mustache

    I’m going out on a limb and saying that Manning can keep his head retardation from spreading to his arm for this one game and they pull off the upset. Bronco 27 Panther 24

    • MB30SD
    • BearDown100393

      Eric Stoltz turned down the role so Peyton is auditioning for the sequel right after the Super Bowl. No make up or CGI required.

  • willbest

    1. I get that Cam is a big strong guy, bad things happen if you don’t wrap the ball up when a 250 lb linebacker comes flying into you at 15-20 mph.

    2. Denver’s D is the best in the league. But the Panthers O went through two top 5 Defenses to get to them. You could argue that both birds D didn’t give their best effort, but neither was helped out by their offense until it was too late. What kind of help are the Donks going to give their D?

    3. Manning has only elevated his play once this season (maybe twice) and it was against the Green Bay Packers. He needs to be the Manning of 2013 (minus the super bowl).

    • MB30SD

      Yeah, I’ve been calling dumpster fire a la the Hawks bowl for a while.

      One bad mistake early and it’s going to be a fucking wholesale blowout again.

    • 1. Agree. Look at Peanut. Bet if he were playing he’d knock it out. Just about technique.
      2. Denver might be #1, but they’re on a tier of their own, IMO. Their D is DOMINANT. It’s not like the other top 5, mostly cuz they’re loaded at every level AND Wade.
      3. Manning can play small ball and essentially eat up the clock (kinda like a run game which when coupled with dom D, usu spelll success)

      I fully expect CAR to man up on those donk mercurial WRs, but I’ve seen Peyton throw some mid-deep passes this season. He can’t do it often, but maybe he does it just enough.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Panthers are leading just about all the ways a defense can win in the air, category-wise. No doubt Mr. Manning will oblige them in some way?

  • DaCoaches Mustache

    I’m taking Johnny Foozball in the death pool. His old mans right, he’s not going to live to see 24.

    • willbest

      You would be surprised what the human body can live through.

      • BearDown100393

        – Keith Richards

    • AlbertInTucson

      The family tried to get him into a rehab last week and he refused.

      The kid is a RAGING addict.

      The current question is: Will he kill himself first or somebody else?

      • MB30SD

        I know this sounds horrible but, meh…. darwin award. Congratulations!

        • Doc Nitty

          I can vote up this post and it won’t be clear if I’m voting up the Darwin Award part or the it sounds terrible part. bases fully covered.

          • MB30SD

            shoot shoot bang bang?

      • Irish Sweetness

        The former, inshallah.

      • Scharfinator

        If that is the choice, I sure HOPE it is the former.

  • Doc Nitty

    MB…..We’re waiting….

    8=============D

  • MB30SD

    So did you guys watch that last night? Was I the only bitch crying like a baby at the end? (And during the Walter part)

    • beninnorcal

      It was a bit of a tear-jerker.

    • BillW

      Just finished watching. I teared up several times. The most watching Wilbur score in the south end zone, remembering the hug my dad and I shared right then.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Okay boys, fess up. Memorable hugs with our fathers.

        It was either Packy Bonner saving Daniel Timoftei’s peno in the 1990 World Cup, or Dave O’ Leary’s peno that sent us through moments later.

        • Scharfinator

          When he told me my mother died. Sports pale in comparison when real life happens and you are both present.

    • CanadaBear

      I thought it was great. Put together really well. My favorite moment was Jimbo talking about body slamming Mongo in practice. Set up nicely by Mongo talking about Covert being an all-state wrester in HS, Jimbo talking about the chin strap over Mongo’s mouth make me laugh like crazy.

  • MB30SD

    This shout out goes out to my boy nitty. Here’s to new opty, everywhere my maings.

    http://onlyperfectboobies.tumblr.com/

    • DaMurph

      Some top notch titties my friend! Happy Friday!

    • Irish Sweetness

      Doc Titty.

      Can you measure the area underneath her curves ?

      • Doc Nitty

        Not without a little hands-on first.

    • Bobby Douglass

      Well, good morning.

    • Doc Nitty

      Holy shit. I want that Asian chick makatoday2!

  • Huge Bear’s Penis
    • AlbertInTucson

      Well, I consider that an improvement on London.

      • willbest

        I suppose Mexico is probably better than Pakistan north.

        • AlbertInTucson

          At least it’s on THIS continent.

    • willbest

      To be fair each team that loses a home game should be from the same division. They could do
      Mexico City – Raiders
      London – Broncos
      Berlin – Chiefs
      Tokyo – Chargers

      • BillW

        Thailand – Bears

        • Irish Sweetness

          Can I be the regional ambassador?

          Welcome your new South-East Asian Honey Bears !!

        • Doc Nitty

          If that happens, we’re all goin!

    • That Guy

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If the NFL wants a longer season, they should go to 17 games and 2 bye weeks. Make every team play one game on a neutral field. The NFL can play in places like St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego (if the Chargers leave), Hawaii, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Mexico City and London, possibly twice at a couple of those locations. Maybe move the hall of fame game to the regular season and play a game in Canton.

      Imagine if the reward for the pro-bowl MVP was to have his team play a game in Hawaii. Have one NFC and one AFC player get the nod.

      Have all neutral games be non-conference and use the bye weeks to take the edge off of Thursday nights and overseas trips.

  • MB30SD
    • willbest

      This is a title bout no? Chicago corruption vs. Chinese corruption? Think it has to go to the far east. They will murder babies for profit.

      • BearDown100393

        The hidden duplicity of Chiraq.

      • MB30SD

        Never fight a ground war in Asia will

        • Scharfinator

          Or America. What’s the quote? There will be a rifle behind every blade of grass?

  • BearDown100393

    One investigation closes. Another opens. Oh and the agent fled. Johnny, get some help before you end up a statistic. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/browns/2016/02/05/judge-fines-signs-restraining-order-against-browns-qb-johnny-manziel/79896016/

    • AlbertInTucson

      When the Family says “You need help”and the person says “No I don’t’, the bottom is gettng
      VERY close.

    • Trac

      See, this is where college football loses me. Absolutely no accountability. It’s all about winning. No way should players like manziel be allowed to stay in the program.

  • BillW

    Irish:
    Always on to the next thread before I see your responses. So I’ll say thanks here for the birthday wishes. Hope all is well on your side of this crazy planent.

    • Irish Sweetness

      Oh wow, yeah, I did a bunch of two-thread-back dead-thread posts – forgot to paste in the happy birthday here. Happy birthday, Bill. 64 is a good one.

  • BillW

    Just finished watching the 85 Bears 30 for 30

    Really moving tribute to Buddy. I make fun of Vince Vaughn but he did a first rate job. It’s wonderful that Buddy is still alive to see this and the players reaction to his letter

    I teared up a few times I admit

    • Irish Sweetness

      Vince Vaughan talking about the show and stuff.

      If Vince isn’t your favourite guy, here’s Mike:

  • Trac

    Ze Germans are amazing. Mercedes Benz has dominated Formula 1 for 2 years now. Can we find a German suitor to buy Ze Bearz?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1N1lhP7cvIk

  • Irish Sweetness

    MB – see Stop At Nothing – the Lance Armstrong story ? Just watching it now and trying to be objective. Aren’t/weren’t they all on EPO ? Was it just a few? A lot of them? Were they all using and he was just the best on it?

    Bill Burr’s take on it was good : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9YL04v-J5U

    • Trac

      It’s the day of the liar Irish. The world loves a good liar.

      • Irish Sweetness

        Playing fair … does it ever pay off? I discovered late in life-ish, that being truthful on a CV gets you nowhere. There was a guy let go from my university last year who had been on double my wages for 15 years, and he had no qualifications whatsoever, just a few years in the army. False certs. Is playing it straight just weakness. Is winning all that matters?

        What say ye?

        • Trac

          Honor is a moving target but one can never remember all the lies. I try not to deal in lies anymore because I like sleeping like a baby evra night.

          • Irish Sweetness

            2/3 of the way thru the film, but wow. He was lying like a psychopath. Lance presents like a psychopath.

          • Irish Sweetness

            Done watching. Wow. What a complete c**t. Hands down. Even when he was ‘apologizing’ he was lying. What a cock-muncher of the very highest order. Satanic-sized porcupines.

          • CanadaBear

            That was always my issue with Lance. Major asshole. He raised a lot of “awareness” for cancer and made a fortune doing it. Then he used that as a shield for years. People used to love this guy and when I would tell them some of this stuff (before it all came out) they would be genuinely mad at me. Great athlete, terrible person.

        • Doc Nitty

          For twenty years my brother womanized, cheated, used and abused. Six wives later he’s still smelling like roses. Got a lot of money, a lot of career respect, and never seems to really suffer. I always lived my life the opposite way. If it was morally ambiguous to me I wouldn’t touch it. I had to be able to sleep with my own conscious at night. And my life hasn’t been a shit show of tragedy or anything, but it never seemed to bring me the same returns as it brought him.

          I know this isn’t exactly what you mean Irish, but I believe in Karma about as much as I believe in Heaven these days.

          • MB30SD

            True dat. I’m kinda the same, but I’m pushing to be successful too

            I’ve come to the conclusion that you pay other people to to the shady stuff, then at least there’s the illusion of keeping your moral stance. Haha

        • willbest

          Western Civilization sets itself a part from the other 6 billion people on the planet in that it functions with a high level of social trust between non-related parties. This makes it easy pickings for sociopaths and psychopaths.

          But it is also an exceptionally competitive environment, and the people that get to the top either need to be unicorns or they need to have a certain amount of moral flexibility. Which by the way isn’t just people like Lance, its the people that enabled him.

          As Bill Burr said, he doesn’t see all the people that hitch their wagon to Lance returning all the millions they made off the guy.

          Eventually, the honest blokes will stop playing the game, and it will come crashing down. It won’t be pretty when that happens.

      • AlbertInTucson

        As the makeup of our government can attest.

    • MB30SD

      Yeah, erra-one does it, but he’s a sociopath asshole prick… that said, he’s also an amazing bike racer. 29 days of 100+ miles a day…. 7 times against hundreds of the best riders in the world.

      Give just one leg a shot then come back to me and tell me it was all doping and the guy isn’t a fucking bike god and I’ll tell you you’re the crazy one.

      • Most greats are sociopath asshole pricks…maybe jesus/ghandi/buddha was on to something…

      • CanadaBear

        The “as far as everyone was doing it” defense my only real issue was Lance had the best doctors, drugs, payoffs at the highest levels, so of course he was going to be better. He had amazing luck staying healthy and no serious crashes during those 7 three-week tours. With the best drugs/doctors, he was going to train harder for obvious reasons. None of this pisses me off because, like baseball, these performances were fucking great to watch. My fave was Pantani and he was really doped to the gills. But he was always ready to risk it all to either blow up or blow the race apart. Lance just took asshole to whole ‘nother stratosphere and it finally bit him in the ass.

    • willbest

      I find Bill Burr to be one of the best social commentators of the 10’s.

      • MB30SD

        he’s fucking hilarious

        • Scharfinator

          And LCK is solid stuff.

  • Irish Sweetness

    Just finished watching season 3 of Hannibal. Well worth a watch if you gave up after season 1. Season 2 was better – deals with Mason Verger … and season 3 is even better – more Verger and the Red Dragon. Had a great finale. Always surprising. Intelligently written. Fishburne and Mikkelsen are great. Great stuff.

  • Captain Obvious

    I’m going with Carolina in a rout. I’m 9-1 ATS and 10-0 straight up this playoffs.

    Carolina 34, Denver 23 (with 10+ of those points coming in garbage time)

    You read it here first, folks.

    • AlbertInTucson

      That’s kind of what I feel like, too.

    • MB30SD

      you really are Captain Obvious! hahaha

  • Trac

    The perfect meal at half time.

    Some 1 3/4″ Tenderloins seasoned to your liking.

    Turn on gas burners, left burner on high, the right burners on low and preheat to 600 degrees.

    Place steaks on grill above the low burners for 7 mins, flip steaks, cook on other side for 5 mins.

    This should give you about a minute and a half to load your plates, sit down and begin to partake in some at home fine dining at the start of the 2nd half.

    For those of you only partaking in a liquid diet, don’t drink and drive.

    I now return you to your regular programming.

    • Shady

      Not a fan of Coldplay and the Queen B?

      • AlbertInTucson

        I’m hoping it’s still a game at halftime.

      • MB30SD

        fuck coldplay and all that bulllsheeeet. smh.

      • Trac

        I had to do a google. Never heard of either one of those. Hahaha

      • BearDown100393

        There is nothing more contrived than a bunch of middle aged NFL stooge “fans” rushing toward the SB half-time stage at the start of the performance. Gawdawful.

      • EnderWiggin

        I wish Beavis and Butthead still did a halftime show.

    • Scharfinator

      No cedar or maple wood to smoke the meat?!

      I concur with your liquid diet sentiments. Stay safe this weekend, boys! I’m hiking in Appalachia.

      • Trac

        I grill the perfect 12 minute stake and my wife abhors anything with a smoked flavor.

        • Scharfinator

          Stake is the right word! That’s not a steak! 🙂

          Gotta use nice wood for a “fancy” steak. But, happy wife = happy life, so I get that bit!

  • AlbertInTucson

    In, like me, you missed it, “30 for 30 / ’85 Bears” airs again tomorrow at Noon, EST on ESPN2.

    • MB30SD

      bring the tissues baby!

      • AlbertInTucson

        Set to record.

  • So, FINALLY turned on NFLN to get the skim on SB today, and I’m already tired of it.

    I could imagine what the players and coaches are going through.

    If the Broncos don’t score in the first two possessions, it’ll be a blowout.

    Someone on the Donkey’s D must become possessed and nullify Cam. Sometimes all it takes is one crushing hit early to set the tone.

    Is that Von Miller? Can he become Singletary and impose his will ala Lach in tha Ariz game?

    That’s the type of game it’s gonna take to contain Cam.

    • BearDown100393

      The losing quarterback in tomorrow’s game is going to be crucified by the media. The knives are sharpening on both. Manning loses, and the story line will be the 1-3 SB record. Newton loses, it will be the TD celebrations and 2nd guessing the regular season success. Media week is garbage and a distraction.

      • Doc Nitty

        After Cam wins all the attention will go to Manning and his retirement.

    • That Guy

      Wait, so if both defenses show up in a big way and the game is tied at nill after 2 drives a piece, you think that signals a blowout?

      This isn’t about the top offense versus the top defense. Carolina has a really good defense too. Both teams need to establish the run to make up for passing deficiencies (Carolina’s recievers, Peyton’s weak arm). But both teams have more flaws on offense than defense.

      If anything, Carolina should be worried if they don’t start hot. They’re the ones that usually struggle to score in the second half.

      • I like the Donkey’s D, but I don’t think they stop Cam.
        Then, the CAR D can unleash the pass rush

        • That Guy

          Every year they say “I like the top defense in the NFL, but they can’t stop THIS offense.” Every year they’re wrong.

    • Trac

      Those shows really only matter to fans of the teams playing imo. If the Bears were playing, I’d be all over them. Sigh.

  • BerwynBomber

    DaBearsBlog @dabearsblog “T.O. > Tony Dungy by a wide margin.”

    Short of Favre, T.O. was arguably better than anyone they selected in this year’s class. Smells like personal bias among the media. Rather pathetic.

    • DaMurph

      I sure dont understand the Tony Dungy thing either. I think its definitely racially motivated, first black coach to win a Super Bowl? He’s a nice guy? I think there were others more deserving. In fact most of them.

      • Trac

        He lost a son and wrote a book as well. I don’t have a problem with the world giving him a pat on the back.

        • DaMurph

          I dont mind a pat on the back either, but if that translates into NFL hall of fame well I just dont understand that part of it.

          • Trac

            Who cares about the HOF? I don’t anymore. It’s really for the players and people who are part of that establishment. The HOF is just part of a brand that’s losing its Lustre for me anyways but I can see where you’re coming from.

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