04/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Super Bowl 44 Preview

I've been putting off writing this post. As I tweeted to Tweety Monster the other day:

I have 4 days to convince myself the Saints can win & write about it :)

Time's up.

And my heart says Saints.

But my head says Colts.

There is no "owed" in football. Just ask Eagles fans.

And the Saints had a great story this season, but you don't always get the storybook ending. Just ask Jeff Garcia about the 2006 season. Or Jaws about 1980. has a "keys to victory" post up for both teams. Yes, keeping the Peytonator on the sidelines is a good plan, as far as it goes. But do you remember that game earlier this season when the Colts held the ball for less than 15 minutes and won anyway? And they scored 14 points in about 30 seconds? The man does not need much time to win the game. Frankly, if you're dependent on the arrival of "The Turnover Fairy" to win the game, you might be in trouble.

I do feel that the best team in each conference is representing at the Super Bowl, rather than one or both being repped by teams that just happened to get hot at the right time. And if good wishes were points, the Saints would win this easily, since I think everyone who doesn't live in Indianapolis (and even maybe some who do) are rooting for the Saints.

Every bit of reason...everything I know or pretend to know or suspect I know or am widely believed to know about football...everything I absorbed from watching umpteen games and hours and hours of SportsCenter and the NFL Network...tells me the Colts are going to win this.

I'm calling Saints away. To hell with good sense, and if they win, don't expect to see me in the office Monday.

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