I consider myself fortunate to have met some good people both in Youngstown, and nationally. I couldn’t get a hold of quite a few of them, but was very happy to reach the ones that I did. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers tee it up tomorrow in Super Bowl XLV. Here are predictions from a few folks with some star power on how the game will end.
Will Murray – Howard Stern Show Segment Producer
“I think Green Bay is going to win a very high-scoring game. I will say the Packers beat the Steelers, 31-24. That might be a little low on the score, but I do like the over and the Packers and expect a bunch of points.”
Joe Scalzo – Youngstown Vindicator Sports Reporter
“Green Bay Packers 823 kajillion, Pittsburgh Steelers 0. I wanted to predict that the Steelers would end up with negative points, but I don’t want anyone to think I am biased.”
Donald Jones – Buffalo Bills and Former YSU Receiver
Donald Jones is attending the game in Texas after a stellar rookie season with the Buffalo Bills, where he started the last eight games and expects to play a bigger role in the offense next season. “I think Green Bay is going to win. It should be a good game and it is really great being a part of this atmosphere. It’s a different world, just crazy down here. I’ll say the final score will be Green Bay 28, Pittsburgh 21.
Larry Snyder – Voice of The Phantoms
I think the Steelers will beat the Packers, 24-21. The Packers will make it close in the second half, but ultimately, the clock will be their enemy as Pittsburgh holds them off to get the close win.
Curt Carr – Head Coach of The Youngstown Phantoms
“Everybody wrote the Packers off when Aaron Rodgers got hurt. I think he will lead his Green Bay Packer team to a 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in a close game. It’s a really tough prediction, but they are the hot team.”
Trevor Parks – YSU Sports Information Director
“Packers 27, Steeelers 21. Charles Woodson will be named the MVP at the end of the game for the Pack.”
Jack Loew– Southside Boxing, Trainer of Kelly Pavlik
“My wife likes Pittsburgh, so I will say that Green Bay wins 24-17.”
Anthony Paneech – Owner / Editor of Paneech.com
Pittsburgh has a great defense, but the Packers have a great linebacker. Clay Matthews is the best linebacker in the league right now. I know Steelers fans will haggle that Troy Polamalu was the NFL Defensive Player of The Year, but linebackers have bigger impacts on the majority of the plays from scrimmage. Having kicked the outcome around for a few days, the prediction here is Green Bay 30, Pittsburgh 20. Clay Matthews will have at least two sacks.