Last month, while doing PR for Big Sugar, I pitched a few sports directors and writers to cover the band due to the fact harmonica/sax/melodica player Mr. Chill is a big sports fan, making a few appearances on Off The Record and in print with his views on all sports-related happening.
One angle we chose was for him to give his prediction last week for the Super Bowl. This is what was sent out:
Patriots 24, Seahawks 21. Seattle’s great defense will keep the Patriots below their outstanding offensive points explosion of recent weeks, that includes the playoffs (45 last week against the Colts, 35 points against the Ravens before that). However, Seattle’s offense looks to be struggling lately, especially their offensive line in protecting Russell Wilson. Seattle led a charmed life last week against Green Bay to pull out that win. The fake field goal for a touchdown, the ‘Hail Mary’ two-point conversion. Plus the Pack left some points out there, playing it safe kicking at least several field goals, when going for it on fourth down in the red zone seemed like an option at least on one occasion. I just don’t believe Seattle can pull the rabbit out of the hat two weeks in a row. Their hope lies in Russell Wilson being able to wreak havoc with his legs, but if New England keeps him in the pocket, as Green Bay did for the most part last week, the Patriots should get it done.
Damn if he wasn’t spot on.