Super Bowl Predictions
No. 82 gas man Mike Metcalf was nearly spot on in predicting last year’s Super Bowl. He called for the streaking New York Giants to take down the mighty New England Patriots 24-21. The actual final score was 17-14.
So what does Metcalf, a former college football player at Appalachian State University, think about Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIII between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals?
“The Cardinals have decent talent,” Metcalf noted. “They have one star receiver, but if the Steelers can get Troy Polamalu to shadow Larry Fitzgerald, their receiving game is done. And if Pittsburgh can stop the run, it’s over.”
Metcalf’s final? Pittsburgh 24-14.
Here’s more Super Bowl analysis from Red Bull Racing Team:
Scott Speed, driver, No. 82: “I went to my first NFL game a couple weeks ago when the Panthers played the Cardinals in the playoffs. The Panthers lost really bad because Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught everything that got thrown in the sky. I’m pulling for the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl for sure. Fitzgerald is the man — he has sticky fingers. I don’t like the Steelers, not for any particular reason, I just don’t like them. I think they’re bullies.”
Jay Frye, vice president and general manager: “The Cardinals are scary. They’re playing well and have nothing to lose because no one thought they would make it this far. Both quarterbacks have won Super Bowls before. The smart money says take Pittsburgh. That’s why I am going with the Cardinals and the points.”