It’s Super Bowl time, which means it’s also time for my annual Super Bowl column – in which I get predictions from different folks on how they think the game will turn out and why.
• Joey Ferolito, Frazier Sports sales rep in Hoover, Alabama and my favorite son: New England 31, Los Angeles 27 – “Brady one more time!”
• Willie Simmons, Florida A&M University head football coach: Rams 28, Patriots 24 – “Rams have the better front four and enough fire power to come from behind if they need too.”
• Dana Brock, passenger service agent, Northwest Florida Regional Airport): New England 30, Los Angeles 20 – “Brady will have the footballs pumped up just right.”
• Jim Davidson, Liberty County corrections officer: Patriots 31, Rams 17 – “Brady is never out of a game.”
• Don Cutchins, Tallahassee auctioneer: Los Angeles 27, New England 24 “While Brady may be the best of all time, the Pats have a history of some underwhelming Super Bowls. This could be another one of them because of the Rams defense.”
• Paul O’Halloran, recent inductee into the Florida Coaches Association Hall of Fame: Patriots 31, Rams 24 – “A Boston native, who like many is tired of their recent domination. But New England loves to have a chip on their shoulder and Patriots seem to have one now. Experience counts, and the Rams are tough, but this stage might be too big for them.”
• Martha Brembry, former Havana resident, married to Charlie, a former local pharmacist; both retired and located in New Port Richie to be close to grandson Bradley Wilson: New England 28, Los Angeles 21 – “Don’t know why but I’m picking the Patriots.”
• Marshall Williams, disciplinarian, Havana Magnet School: Patriots 38, Rams 31 – “Three reasons: Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, nine Super Bowls.”
• Joe Ferolito (worst sports prognosticator, ever): New England 31, Los Angeles 28 – “Brady will have the football last. It won’t matter if he needs either a touchdown or a field goal, he’ll get it.”
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
By Joe Ferolito