There were 297 votes, with 48% for the Colts and 52% for the Saints. The “wisdom of crowds” theory won out here as the Saints were underdogs and yet, you the readers, voted they’d win. Well done and congrats to the Saints! I knew I should have put the Colts logo up on top rather than the Saints. Probably jinxed my own Colts!
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I only have two NFL team hats, those of the New Orlean Saints and of the Indianapolis Colts… and they are both going to the Super Bowl!
My team is the Colts. I’ve been a fan of Peyton Manning ever since he was at the University of Tennessee. He started his first game the day I ran my first marathon in October 4 1998. He’s still playing at a high level and I’m still running at a high level. His football career and my running has had some pretty interesting coincidences for our personal achievements. But he and the Colts are my team.
In 2000, my Dad moved to New Orleans for work, soon followed by Mom. Suddenly, I had a reason to be interested in the team. That interest became a liking after my visit there to run the Mardi Gras marathon in 2003 and a second love after they got Drew Brees. Not being one willing to pay big money for sport caps, I found a beautiful Saints hat at Wal-Mart for $10 and that was my first hat.
It was not until this year when I had a great winning streak in betting in Pro-Line sports here in Nova Scotia, at a sale, that I got my Colts hat. So I’ve only had the two hats for half a season or so, but it could not be more timely!
The two teams did great during the regular seasons. However, things seemed a little iffy towards the end as neither team finished strong, even if Indianapolis did so resting their starters and by-passing the chance at a perfect season. However, both teams rebounded well to end up in the Super Bowl, even with a little luck. But you know what they say, you have to be good to be lucky!
So this Super Bowl Sunday, Dad and I are going to have a little fun watching, even if he is in New Orleans and I am in Halifax. He’s never been much of a football fan, even once he was in New Orleans because they haven’t been much of a successful team until just the past few years. But now, he’s fully into it.
I’d prefer it if the Colts win, of course, but I won’t be too disappointed if the Saints win. I just hope for a great game.
That said, I definitely think the Colts will win. Any opinions? Take the poll or leave a comment. Thanks!