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How I predicted this years Super Bowl winner

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I am writing this portion of my article the Sunday morning of the Super Bowl. As usual, prior to this year's Super Bowl, I am pondering who will win. Seattle and Denver look like a great match up. Initially, I have been looking at the Denver Broncos, and Peyton Manning to win. Manning is arguably the best quarterback to play the game and winning a second Super Bowl would quiet the critics that feel that Manning needs more Super Bowl rings to be considered the best ever. Seattle is a young, flashy team with the best defense in the league. The Seahawks also have second year quarterback, Russell Wilson, running the offense. Wilson buys time by scrambling to make big plays.

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Over the past few days, I have started to get opinions from the people I know that know football. For the most part, they say that the bottom-line is that it is hard to go against Manning and the Broncos. Still, I am just not 100 percent convinced that the Broncos will win. Then, I talked to my brother-in-law, John, about the game. He reminded me that the Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll, was once a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach. This is all I needed to hear for me to choose the Seahawks!

I am a Minnesota Vikings fan. Most football fans know the Vikings have lost four Super Bowls.  The Vikings also have had three former coaches that have gone on to win a Super Bowl with other teams. Brian Billick won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001. Tony Dungy won one with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. Dungy was followed by yet another former Viking coach when Mike Tomlin won with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. So, looking at the track record of former Viking coaches winning Super Bowls with other teams, Seattle will win and Carroll will be the fourth former Viking coach to win the Super Bowl.

It is now Sunday evening and the game is over. Seattle won, and surprisingly, it was not even a contest! As a Viking fan, I am looking forward to this coming year. The Vikings recently hired Mike Zimmer. Zimmer was an assistant coach when the Dallas Cowboys won a Super Bowl in 1996. Maybe Zimmer will be the answer for the Vikings and bring a Super Bowl title to Minnesota!

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