McSweeney's/Shane Ryan gives us "FAMOUS AUTHORS PREDICT THE WINNER OF SUPER BOWL XLII." Others are more pitch-perfect in their pastiche, but none made me laugh like this entry.
I really admire what the Giants have done this season. It isn't often you see a team struggle early, eke out a series of road wins, and still manage to peak at the perfect moment. It's a rare occurrence, I'll say that much.
On the other side, you've got football's version of Goliath. Experts tell me the Patriots are the strongest team in NFL history. From the moment they beat the Colts, they've been earmarked as Super Bowl Champions. It's tough to pick against an undefeated record.
All that being said, I've been so impressed with Eli Manning's development these last four weeks that I'm willing to take the underdog. What can I say? I believe in the New York Giants.
Prediction: Giants 31, Patriots 28
Raymond Carver, edited by Gordon Lish
It isn't a thing you see often, I'll say that much.
They tell me this is Goliath.
I believe in Giants.