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February 1, 2014

The Daily Star Super Bowl XLVIII Predictions

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He’s arguably the most famous player in Oneonta’s minor league history, having quarterbacked the Broncos to two Super Bowls titles during his Hall of Fame career.

These days, he’s calling the shots in the front office for Denver and is a big reason Peyton Manning joined the team.

Sticking with the local theme for this year’s Super Bowl, did anyone notice where the goal posts for this year’s Super Bowl were made? A story in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Star reported that Delhi firm Sportsfield Specialties Inc. made the goal posts that will be used at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

It’s my opinion that goal posts don’t garner enough attention. If you’re in your 40s and you’re an NFL fan, you’ve probably seen Scott Norwood’s miss at the end of Super Bowl XXV more times than you can count.

But as the ball is sailing wide of the right goal post, you’ve probably never heard anyone say, “Geez, I wonder who made those posts?”

Well, if Matt Prater or Steven Hauschka — kickers for the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, respectively — play the role of goat Sunday, we’ll know where the posts came from.

Imagine if Prater or Hauschka doinks one off of a post as time expires. Those posts made by Sportsfield Specialties Inc. will become the most famous in football history.

And we can proudly say that those posts were made in Delhi.

To be serious for a moment, a missed field goal to lose this year’s game has a decent chance of happening. The teams seem to be fairly equal, the game will be outdoors in cold weather and it figures to be quite windy.

I say Hauschka bangs one off of the left post.

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