This Sunday's Super Bowl, pitting the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, will tie the record for most words in the two teams' names at six. This mark was set in Super Bowl I by the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, and has since been equaled by Super Bowls XXIX (San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers), XXXI (Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots), and XXXVI (New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams).
My prediction: New England 38, New York 20. I also predict that the halftime show will be boring. Why is Florida native Tom Petty playing at a Super Bowl in Arizona? There are plenty of opportunities for him to play in front of the home folks. I'm sure the Gator Bowl would be happy to have him. In the meantime, where's Linda Ronstadt? The Gin Blossoms? Redbone? Mark Lindsay? OK, Redbone was from L.A., but surely Arizona would like to have some nod to its Native American heritage.