Super Bowl Prediction Central

Prognostications out in from informed and clueless alike
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2008 6:11 AM CST
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a passing pattern to David Tyree during practice Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in Tempe, Ariz. The Giants will play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Seems everyone has an idea about how things will go down tonight in Phoenix. The Vegas line currently hovers around 12 points in the Patriots' favor, but the Giants' Plaxico Burress has already promised a 23-17 upset victory by his team. ESPN's experts don't have a consensus prediction, although the overwhelming favorite seems to be the Pats.

While about one third of ESPN writers and editors think the Giants' underdog status will give them a needed boost, no one from Scouts Inc. is prognosticating a New England loss. The Patriots organization is confident enough to have already snagged a trademark on "19-0," but the New York Post has hedged its bets by patenting "18-1."