I understand. The Super Bowl is America's biggest sporting event. You're ESPN.com. You're going to run a celebrity picks article.
At what point when compiling this thing
, though, do you stop and ask yourself the question "how much is too much"?
Is it after Tobin Bell (Actor, "Saw")?
Al Oerter (Four-time Olympic gold medalist in discus)?
Maybe after you get the pick from Sheila Kelley (Actress/entrepreneur), you're all set. No?
Better go after two guys from Deadwood (William Sanderson and McShane).
Okay, Mike Leavitt (Secretary of Health and Human Services).
Bobby Thompson (Former N.Y. Giants baseball player who in 1951 hit "Shot Heard 'Round the World") and Ralph Branca (Former Dodger who threw the famous pitch to Thomson).
No, no, wait. John Amos (Actor, "Men in Trees").
Fine, ESPN has nothing to do with this article. Says here it's something called "the Scripps Howard Celebrity Super Bowl Poll" and they ask 100 celebrities. John Amos was one of those celebrities.Since Scripps Howard started the Celebrity Super Bowl Poll in 1990, only one celebrity has ever picked the winner and the score exactly right. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova aced it in 1998 when she predicted Denver would beat Green Bay, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII.
I think the problem is they're too strict with their definition of "celebrity."
Do you think Cyd Charisse (Actress) has heard of Alfred Rascon (Retired Army Major, Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient)?
I just looked it up. Cyd Charisse is 85 years old. And she's picking the Bears. ("Bears, 28-21. Chicago is my kind of town!")
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