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Groundhog Picks Chiefs vs. Saints Super Bowl


The 2014 Super Bowl will apparently be played on groundhog day.

That’s new news to me, so naturally, asking a groundhog its predictions would be the logical next step, I guess.

I don’t know any groundhogs nor do I know where to find them—the ground I assume—but thankfully, our friends over at nj.com are all over it.

Lisa Rose raised the standard of  journalism and prediction making by asking a groundhog named Clover to not only predict the weather on February 2nd, but also the participants of Super Bowl XLVIII.

Let the record state that I don’t think that Clover has been trained to accurately analyze and predict the game of football—especially at the NFL level. Groundhogs can tell you how much winter is left in any given year though, so I can see how asking one to predict the Super Bowl participants would make sense.

Let’s see what Clover had to say:

At least according to Clover, it appears as if New Jersey is going to be sunny or “Beach Day” for the first ever outdoor Super Bowl to be played in a cold-weather city.

That’s good news.

More importantly though, Clover picked the Chiefs to be the representative out of the AFC, and what a matchup they would be for the offense-heavy New Orleans Saints.

Would Alex Smith and the offense be able to hang with Drew Brees and the Saints? Would the defense be able to get after the quarterback and impose its will on Sean Payton’s prolific team?

Those are all questions that Clover couldn’t answer, because Clover is, in fact, a groundhog.

Still, it’s good to see that not all of the national pundits think the Chiefs are a fraud.

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  • micah stephenson

    O. Well that makes me feel a lot better! Lol

  • RepOurChiefs

    I think I will ask a hog I know over the one I dont. Sonic! Hedgehogs count right? Im thinking anything connected to the “sonic” moniker is a good omen…huh Dbowe!? Lol

  • Larry Devore

    My hometown. How can I possibly not believe a groundhog from New Jersey

  • tomflex

    WE WIN!!!….Oh wait a minute….I just found out Groundhog’s favorite food is the wild red raspberry followed by
    the soybean…..another “expert” with a hidden agenda….

  • Battlespeed

    I’m down for this. Clover knows! So forget all the playoff nonsense (which no longer holds any interest since we know now how it all turns out) and skip right to the Super Bowl.

    Hey – we could do the SB on New Year’s Day, which would be great.

  • Albert Torres

    How about a Chiefs vs. Eagles Super Bowl with Andy Reid winning his first against his old team?

  • Albert Torres

    My Prediction: AFC Championship Game: Chiefs vs. Broncos and the NFC Championship Game: Eagles vs. Seahawks