This seems like the fatal flaw with Super Bowl predictions: You are inevitably going to be biased in some way or another, and the capacity for Super Bowl predicting is so minute that it's likely to be overwhelmed by that bias, even if it's subconscious. SB Nation's Green Bay Packers blog, Acme Packing Company, and its Pittsburgh Steelers equivalent, Behind the Steal Curtain, appear to disagree with each other about who will win the 2011 Super Bowl. This shouldn't come as an enormous shock.â†µ
APC has done yeoman's work of collecting all the expert and "expert" picks for this year's game, from ESPN's writers to Cloris Leachman and a divided Rush Limbaugh/Bill O'Reilly vote. I don't know if Mamie Van Doren has a Paul the Octopus-caliber record, but she should consider going into bowl prediction in her dotage, so that we could say "Mamie Van Doren" more often. I'll say this for the studio system—they knew how to produce euphonious names.â†µ
BTSC, on the other hand, had to deal with NPR's Super Bowl prediction, a "shocking attempt to bushwhack Steeler Nation." They call foul on NPR's attempt to hand the musical talent derby to the Packers, mainly on the basis of Aaron Rodgers's self-proclaimed interest in musical theory, and offer as evidence the Steelers' annual Christmas carol video.â†µ
If you want a neutral Super Bowl prediction from SB Nation St. Louis—well, I just have no idea. I'd rather have the Packers, but that's no way to make a prediction.