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Famous Authors Predict Super Bowl Winner

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Hi Writers,
I’m sure many of you were, like me, coerced into watching the Super Bowl last night. As a consolation, check out this McSweeney’s piece—a post-football season Monday morning funny for you. Be sure to check out the whole piece on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Enjoy…

FAMOUS AUTHORS
PREDICT THE WINNER
OF SUPER BOWL XLII.

Raymond Carver:
I really admire what the Giants have done this season. It isn’t often you see a team struggle early, eke out a series of road wins, and still manage to peak at the perfect moment. It’s a rare occurrence, I’ll say that much.

On the other side, you’ve got football’s version of Goliath. Experts tell me the Patriots are the strongest team in NFL history. From the moment they beat the Colts, they’ve been earmarked as Super Bowl Champions. It’s tough to pick against an undefeated record.

All that being said, I’ve been so impressed with Eli Manning’s development these last four weeks that I’m willing to take the underdog. What can I say? I believe in the New York Giants.

Prediction: Giants 31, Patriots 28

Raymond Carver, edited by Gordon Lish:
It isn’t a thing you see often, I’ll say that much.
They tell me this is Goliath.
I believe in Giants.
Prediction: G

Keep Writing,
Maria

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One Response to Famous Authors Predict Super Bowl Winner

  1. It was a 3-point difference, just not as high-scoring as Carver thought – great call!

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