As sports fans, we’re all constantly comparing athletes and teams of different eras when there’s really no way of knowing for certain. How would Tom Brady do against Terry Bradshaw? Could Troy Aikman and company beat the Packers in the Ice Bowl?
Well perhaps now we can know. I’ve put together a bracket of all 48 Super Bowl winners and will simulate each game using What if Sports, which gives you the final score, the Player of the Game, stats and play-by-play results. Feel out a bracket along with us to see how these matchups will (or would hypothetically) finish. If we get a good turnout, there will be a prize.
On our last podcast, we previewed the NBA by giving our Finals Preview, MVP and Coach of the Year.
Before we get too far into the NBA, I just like to say I change my pick for Coach of the Year from Rick Carlisle to Doc Rivers. The reason for change is not because the Mavs dropped their opener to the Spurs but simply because I wasn’t thinking straight when I made my pick on the podcast.
Rivers is going to take the Clippers deep into the playoffs, and because of issues the Clippers faced at the end of last season, it would be a great feel-good story. It’s obvious Rivers knows what he’s doing and he has the championship rings from Boston to prove it. He’s has the team to add to hardware this year too.
At any rate, my Finals pick is San Antonio again over the Cleveland Cavs. I see the Spurs defeating the Clippers to get to the Finals and the Cavs defeating the Bulls with LeBron James being named league MVP.
As for the Mavs, owner Mark Cuban has brought the band back together from the 2011 Championship team by bringing Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea back. The big addition was Chandler Parsons but the club also brought in Richard Jefferson.
If this team was in the East, there’s no question in my mind they’d be favored to win the conference but since they’re in the West, it’ll likely be a dogfight with several teams, particularly with the defending champion Spurs.