Who Will Win Super Bowl XLVII?

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton

Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Home of Super Bowl XLVII

Mercedes-Benz Superdome – Home of Super Bowl XLVII, Photo courtesy Nwill21

Super Bowl XLVII is almost here! New Orleans, the city of fun and debauchery, is set to host the big game between the 49ers and the Ravens. Tickets have been purchased, bets have been placed, and all the velveeta cheese in the known world has been purchased to make nacho dip for the special occasion.

Of course, the big story line is the Harbaugh showdown—two brothers, both coaches, facing off in the games of games… isn’t this what Hollywood movies are made of? Legend—and frankly, a little bit of a snoozefest now.

So, who is going to win…the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens? Talk on the street is the Niners appear to have the more complete and dynamic defense. They also have a more varied offense. Both coaches are good, but Jim is a little better. Consensus is San Francisco has the edge.

Now, let’s look at the from a podiatric angle. Let’s get down to feet and football. Last year I looked at which team had healthier feet based on the NFL injury report and made my prediction. Looking at the report this year, there are no injuries keeping anyone from practicing or participating in the big game itself. There are a few nagging shoulder injuries on the Niners side, but nothing that is going to keep anyone from playing.

Whoa! Two mostly healthy teams heading into the Super Bowl? I guess I’m going to have to call it for who I’d like to see win and that is NEITHER! As a die-hard Steelers fan, this game is the pits!

I don’t want San Francisco winning because that will mean the 6th Super Bowl for them and they will tie the Steeler’s record, taking away our bragging rights as the most successful franchise in NFL history.  That is simply unacceptable…I am wringing my terrible towel as I write this. And I don’t want the Ravens to win because they are the Steeler’s most bitter rival. So maybe I’ll skip the game altogether and go sing Karoake.

If you are looking for a podiatrist in the Bradenton or Sarasota area (or looking for someone to sing karaoke with Sunday evening), please schedule an appointment with Dr. Lasday, Dr. Zdancewicz, or Dr. Goecker for a thorough and professional evaluation, either in their Bradenton Podiatry office or Sarasota Podiatry office.