Maya Angelou, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump and a bevy of other celebrities pick Super Bowl XLVII winner
Feb 3, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT
As we near the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, the experts around the National Football League have made their predictions on who will win the grandaddy of them all.
However, NFL experts aren’t the only people making predictions on who is going to take home the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans.
Since the grand year of 1986, the Scripps Celebrity Super Bowl pool has been keeping track of predictions made by famous celebrities and athletes. This year, they got the help of more than 115 celebrities to share their pick for today’s game and below are just some of the notable celebs who provided their picks.
Let’s start off with host of NBC’s “The Apprentice” and business mogul, Donald Trump:
Donald Trump: 49ers, 24-21. Great defense.
Moving from a guy who made his fortune in real estate to someone who used to govern the state of California, I think you can guess where Arnold Schwarznegger is going with his pick:
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 49ers, 27-23. Got to go with California this year!
Going from an actual governor of California to a fictional mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island. Actor Adam West provides us with his analysis of both teams with his selection:
Adam West: 49ers, 24-21. This may be West Coast wishful thinking, but I think it’ll finish 24 to 21 in favor of the Niners. But they’ve gotta get down and dirtier this game. The Ravens will. San Francisco’s QB is looking gruesomely good. Protect that pocket.
Moving to the picks from the fairer sex, actress Jenna Elfman who currently stars on NBC’s new comedy “1600 Penn” asked her son to help with her prediction:
Jenna Elfman: Ravens, 29-23. Probably the Ravens, which would be nice for Ray Lewis to go out that way. … My 2-year old son made the prediction.
In terms of famous comedian actresses, there are few like Roseanne Barr and she might have given the longest answer of anyone regarding her Super Bowl selection:
Roseanne Barr: 49ers, 31-27. For starters, let me say that football is too violent — I’ll probably be watching one of my grisly forensics shows during the SB. Having said that, here’s my take: My heart’s always with the underdog, but I know there’s a reason why the Niners are slightly favored: For starters, that O-line is like a double-brick wall — on wheels. That will be telling as the game wears on, since their young QB is like an elusive gazelle. By the fourth quarter, San Francisco will look like a first-down machine, and their formidable D will be more rested than Baltimore’s. The Ravens are great, or they wouldn’t be there, and they’ll make awesome plays on both sides of the ball, and be in it till the end, like the inspired warriors that they are. But the impartial, hard-core NFL analyst “app” in my brain says: 49ers, 31-Ravens, 27. But, hey, I’m no expert; so don’t bet the ranch!
Heading from a talkative comedian to a famous poet/writer who has won numerous awards and critical acclaim from many literary publications, Maya Angelou didn’t use her literary knowledge to make her pick:
Maya Angelou: 49ers, 27-12. Both teams are great and I like The Raven(s) because that is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe; however, San Francisco is my home!
Finally, a former member of “The Runaways” and “The Queen of Rock and Roll”, Joan Jett (who has picked the last seven Super Bowls correctly) provides us with her wisdom:
Joan Jett: Ravens, 31-28
Just in case you care about my prediction, Ravens win 28-20 and Ed Reed wins Super Bowl MVP.
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