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.