Super Bowl Ending

The Super Bowl is officially over and we here at benspn are moving on (but expect nonstop coverage for another two weeks on ESPN). In the end the Patriots are victorious, like we predicted, and our final score was only three points off from the final score of 28 to 24 (we predicted it would be 28 to 21). Benspn also hit a milestone number because of viewers like you.

Also was it only me who saw Katy Perry riding ‘the more you know’ symbol…

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SUPER BOWL XLIX

Yes it is now the time that we here at benspn must make our Super Bowl predictions. On behalf of the company, I, Ben Drevitch have been tasked with writing this so lets do this thing!

I believe that the Patriots will emerge victorious because of their fantastic offense and a defense nearly as good as Seattle’s. The Patriots will be able to drive down the field against an injured Seattle secondary and Blount will have another big week. The Patriots will also be able to stop the run with their very strong defensive line led by soon to be hall of famed Vince Wilfork. Seattle may have a chance in this game if Russell Wilson comes out of the gate throwing. If this occurs the Patriots will then most likely drop more guys back into coverage meaning Lynch will be able to run it up the middle for huge gains.

The winner of this game will be the Patriots stopping Seattle to be the first team to repeat since Brady himself did it 10 years ago. The final score will also end up being 28 to 21, meaning the total will be 49 points accordingly.

Deflate-gate, or Gronk-flate-gate?

While the NFL investigates the New England Patriots for allegedly deflating the footballs they used during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, the team’s players and staff have had some very different reactions:

Tom Brady laughed off the accusation, saying, “I think I’ve heard it all.”

Head coach Bill Belichick, a man full of words, when asked by the media about the investigation by league officials, said, “Any questions on that you should talk to them about.”

Yet there is one player who seems to know what actually happened. Rob Gronkowski, known for his legendary spikes after scoring touchdowns, revealed it in his latest tweet: “WARNING GRONKING MAY CAUSE DEFLATION,” and I believe this is the best theory so far.

Regardless, the Patriots played a great game and in two weeks the NFL season will wrap up and we here at benspn predict that…the coin toss WILL BE heads.

More predictions to come.

Finally! An Honest Jet!

As the Jets were preparing for their game with the Pittsburgh Steelers today (and they will almost certainly lose because of their quarterbacks—you know, the one who throws more completions to the opposing team than his own and the one who fumbles like the ball’s grenade) some angry tri-state area fan flew, or hired, a plane (which I believe is the only winning Jet in this situation), trailing a banner reading, FIRE JOHN IDZIK (the Jets’ GM).

The Jets are so bad this year that EVERYONE in their front office should get the boot, but maybe the fan couldn’t afford a banner big enough to hold everyone’s name. Idzik is so unpopular that there’s a website and Twitter page devoted to his firing. The sites’ hosts say they did not hire the plane, but they did raise more than $10,000 to place FIRE JOHN IDZIK billboards near MetLife stadium.

The plane and the billboards combine to deliver a far more potent air attack than the Jets have mounted this season. . .

Devon Still

After the Bengals announced 100% of profits from Devon Still’s jerseys would go pediatric cancer Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints head coach, ‘spontaneously’ bought 100 to help the cause. Stills’s daughter is in the middle of a fight against stage four pediatric cancer and is getting tons of support from the Bengals community along with everyone else. Still was recently promoted from the practice squad to the 53 man roster. At least in the world of sports today there is Still something to smile about.

Eli Manning

The Giants have a goal set for Eli Manning. 70% completion rate. That’s only been achieved by six quarterbacks before. This is insane given that Eli’s career completion percentage is 58.5% and his highest ever completion rate is 62.9%. What people are forgetting is that if you count Eli’s passes to the other team (27) he almost reached the 70% goal.

Here are the previous quarterbacks
to accomplish this feat

Quarterback                Pct.      Year
Drew Brees, NO          71.2     2011
Drew Brees, NO          70.6     2009
Ken Anderson, CIN    70.6     1982
Sammy Baugh, WSH  70.3     1945
Steve Young, SF          70.3     1994
Joe Montana, SF         70.2      1989
Alex Smith, SF            70.2      2012

source: Elias Sports Bureau