Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 weeks or you’re a resident of Southern California than you probably know that the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Arizona Cardinals in tonight’s Super Bowl. As of this morning, the odds makers in Las Vegas have the Cardinals as 7-point underdogs in Super Bowl XLIII. This got me thinking about underdogs that we shouldn’t have counted out through our lifetime in the sports world (last year’s NY Giants don’t count, that’s just too easy).
For those of you who haven’t seen Youngblood, wake up! Dean Youngblood is a young, pretty-boy player for the Hamilton Mustangs. As a finesse goal-scorer, this guy couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag. On the other hand, Thunder Bay Bombers goon, Carl Racki is about as scary as Robert Stack, former host of Unsolved Mysteries. After several run-ins throughout the Canadian Junior Hockey season, Youngblood’s Mustangs meet Racki’s Bombers in the final game of the playoffs. In the final seconds of the game, center ice became their version of the present day octagon.
Little Giants vs. Urbania Cowboys
Facing a 21-point halftime deficit Danny O’Shea’s Little Giants make a comeback for the age. Led by Becky “Icebox” O’Shea and Junior Floyd this game was tied at 21 in the 4th quarter. Following a goal line stand on Spike Hammersmith, the Little Giants ran “The Annexation of Puerto Rico” which went for a game winning 99-yard touchdown.
Giants 27 Cowboys 21
Average Joe’s vs. Globo-Gym Purple Cobras
50-1 odds… Sounds like a bet Thunder Treats would make. Peter LaFleur and smoking hot Melody from Hey Dude clash with White Goodman and the rest of the Purple Cobras. After a two-on-one menage-a-trois of pain, a double-fault final-play elimination occurred for the first time since the Helsinki episode of 1919, and I think we all remember how that turned out! LaFleur pulls the upset blindfolded in a one-on-one sudden death match against Goodman.
* Prediction *
Everyone can go on-and-on about the Cardinals explosive offense and the Steelers stingy defense but as we’ve seen in past Super Bowls, we cannot forget about the special teams. If Super Bowl XLIII happens to be a barnburner than this game may come down to the right boot of either Jeff Reed or Neil Rackers. Although the Cardinals are underdogs, they are not your typical “Glass Joe.” Even with a 7-point spread in this years Super Bowl, we all expect to see a battle as epic as Frank Dux vs. Chong Li at the Kumite in Blood Sport.
Pittsburgh 20 Arizona 17