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Staff Picks: Super Bowl XLIV

Michael Fitzsimmons

Sports writer

This game is full of great storylines. Peyton Manning versus his father Archie’s former team, New Orleans, playing in its first Super Bowl. And Reggie Bush will supposedly propose to his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, if the Saints win. The game itself should be a great one, with lots of scoring.  Drew Brees has the benefit of facing off against a hampered Dwight Freeney, and he has just enough to bring the Lombardi trophy to New Orleans. Saints win, and Reggie will be on one knee after the game.

New Orleans 27, Indianapolis 24



Derek Lawrence

Sports writer

The Colts come into this game as the favorites, but everyone outside of Indiana is rooting for the Saints. I’m one of those people. As a longtime Patriots fan I would love to see Peyton Manning lose in the Super Bowl, but I’m realistic. Manning is a machine — you can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him. Too many times over the years I’ve watched him carve up dominant defenses, which the Saints don’t even have. The Saints’ offense will keep them in the game but it won’t be enough to overcome the machine.

Indianapolis 34, New Orleans 24



Kevin Zimmerman

Assistant sports editor

Hey, did you know that Arizona quarterback Nick Foles broke some passing records at Westlake High School in Texas? Did you know that the previous record-holder was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees? If I were the Saints, I’d buy-out Brees — totally overrated — and sign up ‘ol Foles if the Saints want a shot at knocking off the always-special Colts. OK, a little sarcasm there, but never go against a Manning. Just ask the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears, both of whom got the Manning treatment.

Indianapolis 31, New Orleans 21


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