Celebrity Picks for the Super Bowl
"The Saints. Because they embody tenacity, heart and hope. Plus, I think Reggie Bush deserves a ring."
Colts 28-24. But flip a coin. Against the spread? Go with the Saints. To win? The Colts, because they're slightly favored by the sports books. No other reason. Honestly, flip a coin.
"Being an Indianapolis girl at heart, I like the Colts, Peyton is a great guy and I want the Colts to win, though I did root for the Saints to get to the Super Bowl. My dumb girl answer would be that experience will pay off if the Colts are down. Peyton is a good leader, obviously, and they have been there before."
"If I were betting with my head I'd probably go with the Colts, but I'm going with the heart here. Drew Brees is one of the great guys in the league and I'd love to see a QB no bigger than me win the Super Bowl. Saints 31, Colts 28."
"Indianapolis Colts... with a score of 38-31. The Colts' offense is better than the Saints' offense because they have the most valuable player in football, Peyton Manning. And the Colts' defense is better and faster than the Saints' defense. The only advantage the Saints have is on special teams, but that's not enough to overcome the advantage the Colts have on both offense and defense."
"Colts 30-27. I have to go with the tried and tested Colts with proven prior Super Bowl experience over the eagerness of the Saints. While I like the Saints, and I'm happy to see them in the Super Bowl, this is the Colts' year."
"The Colts for a number of reasons, but here are two: The Colts scored 24 unanswered points on the #1 defense in football, and the Saints gave up 475 yards and 31 first downs to the Vikings at home. Colts 43-24."
"Colts 31-21. I know New Orleans is the sentimental favorite, but I still think people who live in Indianapolis are worse off."
"Colts 34, Saints 21. The Saints beat my Vikings so I'm a frustrated Vikings fan picking the Colts."
"In a perfect world, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew would be squashing the crap out of the Jets in the Super Bowl this year and Justin Tuck would be wearing Mark Sanchez's stomach as a shoe. No overtime, no last minute bull-crap field goal -- just a good, ruthless manhandling, like Valentine's Day in prison. But of course, the NFL had to illegally conspire to keep the Giants out of the big game. I hate to speculate wildly in on national publication's web site, but at least one reputable source (my blog) has reported that both Roger Goddell and Al Davis inserted roofies in the G-Men's Gatorade supply. How else does one explain losing to the Eagles? That said, I will pull for the Colts as the lesser of two dumb-ass evils. I did not appreciate the 21-point spanking you gave the G-Men in the regular season, New Orleans. So I hope you lose bad, and maybe even cry some. You can dry your tears with all those stupid Who Dat t-shirts you printed up in advance that say you won. Colts 87, Saints 2."
"Saints 24-21. With those two quarterbacks, there has to be some scoring because they are both brilliant. The Saints have a deep offense and the defense is so good they will hold the Colts back. It will be a great game no matter what...especially when the Saints win."
Described as "the Twitter King", Sanchez predicts in Tweet-speak: "Who wud I like 2 c win? N-O Saints. Who will win? Indy Colts. Manning 2 good."
"I was kind of hoping the Vikings would make it. Now that they are out, I'm not sure who to pick. (Fellow Olympian Leanne Smith) is going for the Saints and she's good at picking football, so I'll stick with the Saints."
"Colts 31-27. Peyton Manning is the best big-game quarterback in the NFL right now. I think the Saints' defense will have a much more difficult time stopping the Colts' offense than the Colts' will have slowing down the Saints' offense."
"I predict the final score will be 45-31. The Saints will win and Charles Barkley will lose a million dollars."
"Why am I picking the Colts? Because I want the Saints to win and on the Fox show this year whomever I picked lost. So I'm picking the Colts because I want the Saints to win."
"Saints 31, Colts 28. It would be a great win for the city of New Orleans."
Colts 27-21. Manning is the greatest to ever play his position and he changes whatever else the result might have been."
"I'm picking the Saints. I think that the inspiration of playing for the City of New Orleans and their fans, both of whom have dealt heroically with adversity of epic proportions, will take them to a Super Bowl Championship by a score of 31-21. And Drew Brees is gonna have a MONSTER passing day."
"I would say Colts 34, Saints 31....a barnburner with little to no defense....two best teams in the league playing the Super Bowl.....I just wish they hadn't taken their foot off the gas and had come into this game undefeated, like they should have."
"Colts 27-21. Peyton Manning and company will find a way to win. This should be another exciting Super Bowl, though it will be hard to top last year's fourth quarter, baby!"
Holly Robinson Peete
"I think it will be close; these teams are more evenly matched than most predict. The key is will Freeney play. If he doesn't or has limited play, I believe the Saints could pull off a victory. But Manning is a machine and a hungry one, so in the end it's all on him. Just the way he likes it! Colts 35, Saints 31."
"New Orleans 41-31. Peyton Manning may go down as the best ever, but the Saints are playing their hearts out, and carrying the collective hearts of a city that so needs them."
"Colts 31-24. The Colts will win because Manning does more at the line than any other quarterback in history and Indy's no-huddle offense will keep the Saints back on their heels all day."
"If I don't pick New Orleans, I'm out of the family. I told Reggie [Bush, boyfriend of Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian] he's under a lot of pressure because this family has very high standards. I have an Olympic gold medal, Lamar (Odom, who is married to Khloe Kardashian) and as an NBA ring, so if Reggie wants in, he has to bring something to the table. He said, "Would a ring and an MVP work?" I said, "That will do it." We'll proudly bring you into the family then"
"Saints 24-17. They are America's team, and it's their destiny to win. Whooooo. Hooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! "
"Indy 20, New Orleans 0. Why? Because I want to see Kendra [Wilkinson, who is married to Colts wideout Hank Bassett] wear a Super Bowl ring!"
"Saints 38, Colts 31. I love the story of the city, the style of play, and I'm a big Drew Brees fan."
"My hubby grew up with one of the Saints' assistant coaches...so I'm cheering for the Saints. But who am I kidding? I'll be in bed before the National Anthem is done....ah, the life of a morning anchor!"
"Saints 38, Colts 28. I absolutely love Drew Brees, not to mention that Pierre Thomas is an awesome tailback. Plus, I always like rooting for the underdog. And a win for New Orleans would help bring great revenue to the state."
"My pick is the Saints, 21-17. New Orleans has heart, style and sabor!"
''I gotta go with my fellow Tennessee alum Peyton! Us Vols have to stick together. I believe the Colts are gonna follow through and bring the title back to Indy!!''
"Saints 35-30. As a kid I remember watching the Saints and Archie Manning getting killed. The fans wore bags on their heads. Called themselves the Aints. I can identify with those who were doubted. I don't think anyone thought at age 40 I could even make the U.S. Olympic team, much less set American records and win medals. So I am for the underdog! Go Saints!!"
"Saints 37-28. I would love to see a New Orleans victory, it would be really good for the fans, the city and the entire area."
"Colts 34, Saints 24. Peyton will show why he can be considered one of the Greatest QB's ever."
"38-34 Saints. Love Peyton, but Indy's got the 500 and the Brickyard 400, New Orleans deserves the trophy!"
Colts 31-24<br>"Because the Colts' defense has a better chance of slowing down Drew Brees than the Saints have of stopping Peyton Manning."
"Saints 38-34. The Saints wide receiver corps is fast enough to contend with the speedy Colts' secondary, this will open up the running game for New Orleans, which will allow them to score early and often. That being said, in a year where so many are unemployed and with the game coming only a few weeks after a major natural disaster in our hemisphere, how could a team with the name 'Saints' not pull this out?"
"Colts 24-14. I go with smarts and Peyton is the smartest player on the field."
"Being a fan of both those cities, I bet it'll be close. Maybe New Orleans 27, Indianapolis 23."
Mike: "I'm going with 23-21 Saints. Unless Bush muffs again. Another Bush muff makes it hairy." <br><br>Cleveland: "24-17 Saints. I don't like the Colts much since they moved from Murriland."
"Super Bowl is gonna rock. Experience is on the Colts side. Not only have they been to the Super Bowl before, but they went through the same routine in Miami. Plus they've got one of the best QBs in the league coming off what may be his best year. Gotta dig the saints and their stellar year, but I think it will be Colts win 33-23."
"Colts 34-27. Peyton Manning is the best QB in the NFL. I don't think you can beat that guy. It's ironic that the son of the greatest Saints player (Archie Manning) ever is going to beat them."
"New Orleans. The Saints have been the most consistent team all year. Their offense is unstoppable, weapons on both ends, down the middle, out of the backfield!"
"The Saints will win. New Orleans is a motivated team with a lot to play for. They have the whole state of Louisiana behind them in addition to the city of New Orleans. That gives them that extra motivation and confidence. Most importantly, we (Augustus is a Louisiana native) have the most accurate quarterback in the NFL in Drew Brees."
"I'm picking the New Orleans Saints. I love rooting for the very talented underdog. I also feel like the Saints winning would be great for the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. And last but definitely not least I'm a Trojan and so is Reggie Bush. Fight On!" <br><br>Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
"34 to 24 Saints. Drew Brees will emerge as of one of the greats."