Let’s revisit what I said on Championship Weekend:
New School NFL over Old School NFL for the 50th Anniversary Super Bowl,
thereby symbolically denoting the transformation of America into the New
America. Predictive programming calls for Carolina.
It’s Peyton’s Last Ride rather than the Dynamic Duo’s Last Hurrah, but the symbolic narrative remains the same. Ergo, Carolina.
This happens to be supported by the football analysis: great defense plus good offense beats great defense plus mediocre offense. Considering that Denver couldn’t beat Seattle when Peyton Manning was just as wily but his arm was still good, I don’t see how Denver is going to beat Carolina.
I expect a reasonably comfortable Carolina win, and because I am an old school NFC fan, I would welcome that. But regardless, this is your Super Bowl 50 thread.