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Keller @ Large: Random Reasons To Pick The Patriots

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BOSTON (CBS) – Who is going to win the big game on Sunday?

There seems to be some serious doubt about the Patriots’ chances among our local football experts, and I don’t doubt they have good reasons.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

The game is in Denver, not here. The weather will be nice, not the sort of stormy deep-freeze that tends to benefits the Pats. And did you know that the Pats are without several of their best players due to injuries?

I am not a football expert, just a longtime fan, and at this moment, that is a very liberating thing.

I don’t have to pore over the match ups, sort through tons of statistics, and make a calculated, rational call.

I’m a Patriots fan, and I’m picking the Patriots to win.

Some of my reasons are, I freely admit, completely random.

For Boston sports fans, this just seems to be our year for some reason.

The Bruins improbably made the Stanley Cup Finals; the Celtics are doing what we need them to do, losing to get good draft position, while still being reasonably entertaining.

And what more can be said about the Red Sox, who, it should be noted, were picked to finish last by some of the same geniuses now predicting doom for the Pats.

Another reason the Pats will win – we have Bill Belichick, not only a great coach, but a Wesleyan graduate. My son also went there.

Edge: Pats.

See what I mean about random?

But I’ve been right before, irrationally picking the Pats to beat St. Louis in the 2002 Super Bowl by 3 points.

So I’m going with that same call again, Pats by 3.

Trust me on this, even though I have no idea what I’m doing.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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