Defend Your Super Bowl Pick In Five Words

With the NFL playoffs starting this weekend, I asked some of sports blogging and social media’s elite to give me their pick for Super Bowl champion, and defend it in five words. The term “unstoppable” is used to describe at least two teams in this post - also, the pythagorean theorem is referenced.

1. WHY WILL THE PACKERS REPEAT?

2. “Aaron Rodgers is unstoppable. (Word.)”

- Will Leitch, Contributing Editor for New York Magazine, Deadspin founder

3. “Aaron Rodgers > Tom Brady”

- Dan Shanoff, Quickish founder, who also feels that it’ll be Patriots vs. Packers facing each other the Super Bowl.

4. “Rodgers is this generation’s Montana.”

- Bryan Graham, Sports Illustrated

5. “Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews”

- Phil Van der Vossen, Gunaxin founder. He adds that he bought a cheese head at the Super Bowl last year, and I’d like to be able to use it again.

6. “Big Ben’s wheel’s really hurt.”

- Ethan Jaynes, NESWblogs.com. Guess the only other team he considered a contender are the Steelers.

7. “Charles Woodson wins another MVP.”

- John Gennaro, San Diego Chargers’ blog Bolts From The Blue editor

8. “TWO WORDS BABY: AARON RODGERS”

- Suzanne Solheim, Babes Love Baseball writer

9. WHY ARE YOU PICKING THE SAINTS?

10. “Their offense has looked unstoppable.”

- Dan Wolken, The Daily’s national sports columnist

11. “Because 5,476 passing yards”

- Sean Fennessey, Editor GQ.com, who adds: “…is a lot.”

12. ” Drew Brees is slingin’ it!”

- Tom Fant, Tumblr’s Winston Wolfe and NFL Offseason

13. “Because Drew Brees is unstoppable”

- Doug Sheckler, Guyism.com

14. “Two words: Drew Brees.”

- Anthony Panici, Paneech.com editor

15. “Easy-Breesy. Pack NO beat twice.

- David Chalk, Bugs & Cranks

16. “Most complete team in postseason”

- Eric Gargiulo, Camel Clutch Blog editor

17. “The Pythagorean Theorem don’t lie.”

- Jamie Mottram, Director of Blogs, Social & SEO for Yahoo Media

18. “Drew Brees just can’t lose”

- Jess Root, Arizona Cardinals blog Revenge of the Birds writer

19. “Brees is NFL’s top QB”

- Adam Best, FanSided founder

20. FIVE WORDS WHY YOU THINK IT’LL BE TOM BRADY AND THE PATRIOTS, PLEASE…

21. “Tom Brady plus bill belichick”

- Emma Carmichael, Deadspin writer

22. “Because Tom Brady deserves it.”

- Joe Kinsey, editor of Busted Coverage

23. “Yates, Dalton, Flacco and Tebow.”

- Bryan Douglass, Content Manager Wayin.com

24. “Tom Brady is a god”

- Josh Abelman, Josh Q. Public Managing Editor

25. “Christ, what a boring answer.”

- Jack Shepherd, BuzzFeed Community Manager

26. IS ANYONE PICKING THE 49ERS??!!

27. “Alex Smith ain’t no bust!”

- Scott Lewis, TheScore.com

28. “Comedy: Alex Smith, Superbowl Champion”

- Jack Moore, BuzzFeed Senior Editor

29. WHY MIGHT THE RAVENS WIN IT ALL?

30. “Best defense in the league”

- Christopher Gates, Minnesota Vikings blog Daily Norseman

31. “Flacco’s eyebrow holds mystic powers.”

- Don Povia, Hugging Harold Reynolds and Blogs With Balls founder

32. “I am from Baltimore, motherf*cker.”

Tom Breihan, The Classical

33. …OR THE BENGALS?

34. “Who dey raising the trophy”

Chris Illuminati, Guyspeed.com, who adds: “…and geting arrested all in the same night.”

35. ONE REASON, FIVE WORDS WHY THE TEXANS COULD BE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS…

36. “Fourth string quarterbacks are awesome.”

- Brandon Stroud, With Leather editor

37. WHAT ABOUT THE GIANTS?

38. “2007-08 Flashbacks”

- Tom Weir, USA Today sports blogger

39. “Sternest, most Jesuitical coach wins.”

- David Roth, The Classical

40. CAN THE LIONS REALLY WIN?

41. “Ndamukong Suh eats babies”

Andy Isaac, Guyism.com Sports Editor

42. FINALLY, FIVE WORDS WHY TEBOW AND THE BRONCOS ARE WORTH BELIEVING IN…

43. “Tim Tebow. God. Tim Tebow.”

- Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead founder

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