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PFT's South Florida crew debates Super Bowl point spread

Since we’ve got a camera and a couple of microphones here in Fort Lauderdale, it probably makes sense to use them.

So yours truly and Rosenthal got together Wednesday to preview the Super Bowl from the perspective of the point spread.

Is it too high?  Is it just right?  Watch the video and then say which of the two of us you think is full of crap.  (The chances of your comment being posted will increase dramatically if you choose Rosenthal.)

 
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  1. RayDaMayor says: Feb 3, 2010 4:19 PM

    The Saints Will Shock The World This Weekend.
    The Saints Will Shock The World This Weekend.
    Forget Freeney and his ankle, the Saints will run directly at him 60% of the time he’s in the game. We’ll see how good the ankle holds up….

  2. DEANintheYAY says: Feb 3, 2010 4:27 PM

    GOD, Florio is such a COLT homer! This game will be close. Nice of Florio talking about Peyton WILLING his team to win, but fails to recognize that Drew Brees will lift this team AND New Orleans on his shoulders and shut up Florio and all the other talking heads!

  3. Aequitas says: Feb 3, 2010 4:32 PM

    Bookies aren’t in the business of losing money, never argue with lines.

  4. Kevin from Philly says: Feb 3, 2010 4:33 PM

    Well, we finally found out why they hired Rosenthal: can’y be easy to find someone a head shorter than Florio. Seriously, shouldn’t he be in NZ now, as an extra on “The Hobbit”?

  5. Rip says: Feb 3, 2010 4:38 PM

    Brees had his worst game of the year and they beat the #2 offense in the NFL and one of the best defenses, so yeah, the point spread is ridiculous.
    Ray – it’s only going to be a shock to those that are basing their predictions on the last half of the conference championship games. They are forgetting how many low scoring, close, come-from-behind games the Colts had against mediocre teams all year long. And their defensive stats are all virtually identical to the Saints with the exception of turnovers, and the Saints get a lot more than the Colts.
    Why does everyone keep repeating this nonsense about how good the Colts’ D is?

  6. sundays and beer mmmm says: Feb 3, 2010 4:41 PM

    Although I think the Colts will win the game, I don’t thinks the Colts can cover the spread. I’ll take the Saints and the 5 or 6 points straight to the bank.

  7. ctr new orleans says: Feb 3, 2010 4:53 PM

    Rosenthal – you’re so young… but so right. This is the Saints weekend. Kick the old colt-loving guy in the shins and hightail it for Bourbon Street where the real celebration will be Sunday night. We didn’t wear dresses for nothing last weekend! This is going to be a replay of the Saints-Cardinals playoff game.

  8. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 3, 2010 4:53 PM

    Sorry, I fell asleep during the commercial. Can someone please summarize?

  9. stujo4 says: Feb 3, 2010 4:53 PM

    Florio’s hair is perfect, but he’s full of crap. King Peyton doesn’t play defense. Saints in a close one, Rosenthal’s got the insight (“One great play by the Saints’ defense, some great play by Drew Brees’ and all of a sudden HE’s got just as many Super Bowl rings as Peyton Manning does.”) BOOM

  10. eaglealan64 says: Feb 3, 2010 4:55 PM

    >>>Is it too high? Is it just right?

  11. HEPennypacker says: Feb 3, 2010 4:56 PM

    Lines are set by the books based on the perception of public of who will win, not who actually will win or how close the game will be. And since the Colts are juggernauts in the eyes of the public they will get the nod and high point spread.
    Instead of debating spreads by how well the teams actually perform it should be debated by what the public’s perception of Dwight Freeney’s ankle or if the public thinks that the Saints pass rush will get to Manning, because if you debate how you think it will turn out, you are debating apples and oranges.
    Lines aren’t about winning the game, it’s about winning the ca$h money.

  12. RickUpchurch says: Feb 3, 2010 4:57 PM

    I’m confused, is that Rosenthal or Florio Jr.?

  13. rydendonkeys says: Feb 3, 2010 5:00 PM

    ravens and jets offenses SUCK!!!!!
    Saints will score and score with Colts, whose 1 dimensional offense will be thier downfall.
    Saints 41
    Colts 30

  14. LUNATIK RAIDER says: Feb 3, 2010 5:08 PM

    Why would the Saints run at freeney 60% of the time if freeney is probably goin’ in on passing downs only? Peyton Manning reminds me of Michael Jordan…When the ball is in his hands in the 4th Qtr. GAME OVER… You know your good when you force the other teams offense to play defense by trying to keep the ball out of your hands..

  15. Topher says: Feb 3, 2010 5:17 PM

    Perhaps Florio can use those giant flapping Abe Lincoln hands to chop some of that Rosenmop scissorhand style.

  16. Topher says: Feb 3, 2010 5:21 PM

    Rip… to cover the last question… because we’ve watched them play.

  17. DoubleU says: Feb 3, 2010 5:23 PM

    Never realized Rosenthal was 11 yrs old.

  18. Hap says: Feb 3, 2010 5:25 PM

    I prognosticated that the line on both of you being full of crap is EVEN/Pick ‘Em.
    Colts will win and cover.

  19. billsfantx says: Feb 3, 2010 5:27 PM

    Shouldn’t Rosenthal be practicing his Torah portion for his Bar Mitzvah instead of horsing around in Miami?
    If he is indeed a member of the tribe, I doubt he has any tattoos. They aren’t Kosher.

  20. Burritto says: Feb 3, 2010 5:30 PM

    Next time can you point the camera DIRECTLY into the sun? Thanks.

  21. shukey11 says: Feb 3, 2010 5:40 PM

    Rosenthal needs to stand on a chair while on camera.

  22. EricTheClown says: Feb 3, 2010 5:42 PM

    bettors,
    dont wake up monday complaining about the officials.
    Put money on the Aints + the refs.
    It will help you get some of that Katrina money back.

  23. slipkid says: Feb 3, 2010 5:46 PM

    taking the points

  24. Bob S. says: Feb 3, 2010 5:47 PM

    4.5 to 6 points is not a high point spread
    saints were 3.5 over minnesota who was the far better team that day. and just how will saints defense stop manning? he’ll pick them apart. fact is only impressive game saints played since beating new england long ago was over arizona not only at home where they were unbeaten but over cards who had played that grueling game just 6 days earlier and had injuries and turned the ball over twice early to the saints.
    this is not a big spread at all. freeney will play and even if not the colts still won without him in the past.

  25. newcaymanS says: Feb 3, 2010 5:49 PM

    Run right at Freeny? I’m POSITIVE the Colts would WELCOME that as you simply CAN NOT run to the edges against them. You have to run inside, which we know the Saints can’t (won’t) do. Freeny’s ankle will not determine this game, it will be how that Saints Matador defense that allowed 500 yards in the NFC Championship stops “the MACHINE”… 18 is coming.

  26. Nola26 says: Feb 3, 2010 5:53 PM

    It’s fascinating. I would venture that even if the Saints win Sunday (and I fully expect them to do so), the national media will still be talking about Peyton Manning and failing to respect New Orleans achievement.

  27. Castro95 says: Feb 3, 2010 6:17 PM

    @LUNATIK RAIDER I agree with you Manning is like MJ no other QB has changed football like him. Even with rookies, coach included Manning finds a way to win. Which kinda makes you question Dungy. lol

  28. SirSuperSouthern says: Feb 3, 2010 6:19 PM

    Hey Greggggg,
    Samwise Gamgee called, and says he wants his look back…

  29. Rip says: Feb 3, 2010 6:20 PM

    Topher – obviously not, else you’d have better sense.
    The fact of the matter is the Colts’ D is no better than the Saints – unless you look at turnovers.
    Hell, even with Freeney they have 34 sacks on the year. Saints have 35.

  30. hankstramcbsradio says: Feb 3, 2010 6:24 PM

    Nola26 says: February 3, 2010 5:53 PM
    It’s fascinating. I would venture that even if the Saints win Sunday (and I fully expect them to do so), the national media will still be talking about Peyton Manning and failing to respect New Orleans achievement.
    ————————————————–
    You poor babies in NO get no respect. It’s you against the world, so puff your chest out and fight all the haters. When are they going to see that this Saints team is the best NFL team ever assembled? When, when, when…….? It’s so unfair… isn’t it?

  31. hankstramcbsradio says: Feb 3, 2010 6:33 PM

    Nola26 says: February 3, 2010 5:53 PM
    It’s fascinating. I would venture that even if the Saints win Sunday (and I fully expect them to do so), the national media will still be talking about Peyton Manning and failing to respect New Orleans achievement.
    ————————————————–
    You poor babies in NO get no respect. It’s you against the world, so puff your chest out and fight all the haters. When are they going to see that this Saints team is the best NFL team ever assembled? When, when, when…….? It’s so unfair… isn’t it?

  32. Rip says: Feb 3, 2010 6:46 PM

    Hank – when did we beat your team? Apparently you’ve got a chip on your shoulder.

  33. Toss2Moss says: Feb 3, 2010 6:55 PM

    Dwight Freeney will shock the hell out of the Saints and have 3 sacks and a forced fumble.
    Remember Superbowl 39

  34. SF Saints Fan says: Feb 3, 2010 6:56 PM

    Nola26:
    “It’s fascinating. I would venture that even if the Saints win Sunday (and I fully expect them to do so), the national media will still be talking about Peyton Manning and failing to respect New Orleans achievement.”
    Actually they will be talking about how much more of a beating Favre and the Vikings would have put on the Colts, along with a few of those Vikings posters who don’t know how to read a scoreboard.
    31-28 Saints, again.
    Suck on that Vikings fans.

  35. Slow Joe says: Feb 3, 2010 7:50 PM

    I thought *Florio* was short. Someone give Rosenthal some phonebooks to stand on!

  36. TheDPR says: Feb 3, 2010 8:22 PM

    Advice to Florio: Don’t do standing-up videos with Greggggg anymore. Clearly you are embarrassingly tall.
    As for the game, I hope it’s as close as 6 points but I don’t expect it to be that close. Colts beat the spread and win.

  37. Bubby Brister says: Feb 3, 2010 8:27 PM

    Dude, I thought FLORIO was short. HOLY CRAP. Gregg makes Florio look like Matt Jones.
    I can’t talk badly because unfortunately I’m vertically challenged, myself, so as a 22 year old with the height, face, and voice of a 13 year old, I now have nothing but sympathy for Rosenthal. Hobbits unite.
    ::raises fist::

  38. Bubby Brister says: Feb 3, 2010 8:32 PM

    The Colts are great, all-time great, absolutely. But the way most people are ruling the Saints out doesn’t sit well with me. The Saints are potentially all-time great as well. This Super Bowl matchup is one of the best ever. I don’t know what to expect here. The last couple Super Bowls have looked craptastic on paper and turned out to be amazing games, so you can probably use that logic to predict a blowout here. Hope for the classic it could turn out to be. An all 4 quarter classic, and not just a 4th quarter classic like the past couple… rambling here, no coherent thought. Wrapping up by saying the Saints “shock” the Colts in a close one. Maybe even our first OT Super Bowl ever. (If this happens I hope it ends on a defensive play just to spite Florio…)

  39. javadanny says: Feb 3, 2010 8:33 PM

    Rosenthal IS short in stature but long on Super Bowl 44 logic. Florio only wants to date Peyton (like half the sports writers and commentators out there). Peyton’s ego sinks him this time. Saints will win by 10+. The spread is for gambling junkies. The intangibles tilt toward the Saints by at least 5-1.

  40. hankstramcbsradio says: Feb 3, 2010 8:45 PM

    The chip on my shoulder is the size of the superdome

  41. SmackMyVickUp.com says: Feb 3, 2010 9:11 PM

    Need to give Rpsenthal a stool for any video that he is not behind a desk.

  42. clint_taurus says: Feb 4, 2010 12:45 PM

    I didn’t realize Ryan from “The Office” was such an authority about Super Bowl point spreads?
    oh, and so very very short…
    and had a lisp worse than Jeff Garcia…

  43. Ottawa49ers says: Feb 4, 2010 2:23 PM

    Take Rosenthal’s body and Peyton’s forehead and you have a midget (sorry ‘little people’ for all you oversensitive types)

  44. back4dattack says: Feb 4, 2010 7:47 PM

    LMAO

  45. DaGimp says: Feb 6, 2010 4:17 PM

    Eddie Munster and the twink…great.

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