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February 1, 2014

The Daily Star Super Bowl XLVIII Predictions

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So we predict that Denver’s aerial attack will be too much for the Seahawks to overcome Sunday. We understand that defense wins championships, but Denver has too many weapons.

If Peyton Manning can throw a few more “ducks” for TDs and the Broncos can put up more than 28 points, Jordan — er, I mean we — believe they will win.

Denver is strong against the run and will keep Marshawn Lynch from going all “beast mode” in the Super Bowl. If the Seahawks can’t run, we’re not sure Russell Wilson has enough to stay with Denver.

The only thing that can stop Denver is if Manning actually listened to any advice from brother Eli. If he did, we reserve our right to change our pick.

Prediction: Broncos 31, Seahawks 23.

DAVE COURY

Former Sports Clerk

I want to preface this year’s prognostications by coming clean. I’m in a slump. Since picking the Ravens last year, I just can’t seem to catch a break.

I had New Mexico in the Final Four, Tiger to win the Masters, and my preseason Super Bowl prediction was Houston over Atlanta. Well, New Mexico lost to Harvard in the first round, Tiger fell apart after a bizarre second-round triple-bogey on the 15th hole, and Houston and Atlanta finished the 2013 NFL season a combined 6-26.

I’ve decided the best way to bust out is to predict the outcomes for some of the Internet’s oddest prop bets.

Color of national anthem singer Renee Flemings’ gloves: Classically trained singer Fleming was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in 2011 and, of course, the prestigious school’s official seal is a deep navy blue. Therefore, with prop options of white, black, red or other, I’ll take “other” at 3-to-1 odds.

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