Don't listen to him.
He's been saying it all season long in a column very similar to this one. He's saying the Steelers are going to win the Super Bowl.
He's Ashley Brown. He's a diehard Pittsburgh fan, and he's wrong.
Well, I hope so.
Honestly, I don't have a dog in the hunt in this Super Bowl. In fact, as a Cleveland Browns fan, my dog is still back at the starting line sniffing the fire hydrant.
With no direct reason to cheer for either team, I have to go with the Seattle Seahawks because of the Arabs. Not directly because of them, but because of that old Arabian proverb: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Even the most casual of NFL fans knows the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers are rivals. Yes, even enemies. Although the past few years might have belonged to the Steelers, the Browns still own the series with 55 wins over Pittsburgh and only 51 losses, according to clevelandbrowns.com.
As a result, I can't cheer for the Steelers. They have been, and always will be, the bad guys. It leaves me with but one option, and that happens to be the Super Bowl XL Champion Seattle Seahawks.
But don't take my word for it. Here are the picks from around the office:
Billy Byler, sports writer
Barry Paschal, publisher
Preston Sparks, bureau chief
Valerie Rowell, staff writer
Suzanne Liverett, office manager
Scott Trubey, staff writer
Rob Pavey, Augusta Chronicle outdoors writer
Donnie Fetter, education writer
Jim Blaylock, photographer
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