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Colts are the pick, but Bears have some support

2/2/2007

Peyton Manning and the Colts are going to run roughshod over the Bears this Sunday.

That's the opinion of the vast majority of celebrities who participated in the 18th annual Scripps Howard Celebrity Super Bowl Poll. Out of the 100 famous folks who made predictions, 71 believe that the Indianapolis Colts will win Super Bowl XLI, while only 27 picked the Chicago Bears. Two celebrities didn't pick a winner.

Many of the celebrities picked Indianapolis because of Manning, the Colts' All-Pro quarterback who is playing in the first Super Bowl of his nine-year career.

Although Indy has been listed as a solid 7-point favorite by the Las Vegas bookmakers, there are some celebrities who insist that the underdog Bears will pull an upset.

Since Scripps Howard started the Celebrity Super Bowl Poll in 1990, only two celebrities have 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. Dennis Farina got 'em both right in 2005.

Keep an eye on the final score. The celebrity who picks the winning
team and comes closest to predicting the score will win the Scripps
Howard Super Sage Award trophy.