Friday, February 02, 2007

If you read my prediction on the San Diego, New England game in an earlier blog entry you may question why anyone in their right mind would take me seriously this time around. If you give me, "another chance" I'll explain why. Last time I made my prediction based on reason, logic, and some significant and impressive statistics to back up my prediction...but this time around...I am going to abandon all reason and embrace what I think my subconscious is trying to tell me. Two nights ago I had as vivid a dream as I can ever reminder and I believe it was a prophetic voice speaking from my subconscious telling me which team was going to win the Super Bowl. Dreams predicting the future are extremely rare but they have been documented and chronicled in prestigious journals such as the Harvard Psychiatry Review. The dream went something like this....I saw myself sitting at the top of a tree in a dark forest. As I sat rubbing my hands together in the bitter cold I heard the sound of a large beast running through the forest, panting, weaving, and acting as if it's life were in extreme danger. Running behind the beast was the sound of a much smaller creature apparently in hot pursuit. As the beast made it's way near the trunk of the tree where I was now huddled to keep warm the identity of the large beast became clear...It was a huge black bear...and...the creature chasing the bear was a man holding what looked like a double barrel shotgun. When the bear was within what I estimate to have been about 100 yards a shot went off...and then another...and the powerful beast fell to the ground right below the tree where I was now trying to keep out of sight from the hunter. Now that the beast had gasped it's last breathe the hunter slowly walked towards his trophy kill. Both of the hunters shots hit their intended marks. As the hunter turned the now dead bear over one could make out the buckshot pattern created by the first shot. It read Colts 30....and...than when the hunter turned the bear over again another buckshot pattern appeared....Bears 13....and than, ever so slowly, the hunter raised his head and arms towards the sky as if to give credit to the gods for his trophy kill that now laid at his feet...and...although it was dark, I caught a glance of his face...It was..... Peyton Manning...Throughout history dreams have played an important role in the imagination and day to day affairs of our ancestors...and...although modern men and women rarely pay attention to their dreams, dreams continue to exist despite all our attempts to ignore them. Perhaps it is now time we resurrect the meaning of our dreams because if we did than we wouldn't have to spend so much time and money trying to predict or figure out who was going to win this game or that. We could just go to bed each night, like I did two nights ago, and wake up with a prediction without any effort, rhyme or reason.....

3 comments:

julieunplugged said...

LOL! This is cracking me up (though I get that you want to be taken seriousl). :) I am just laughign picturing the shock of Peyton Manning's face over the slain beast.

The expert tide has turned against the Colts so I hope you're right. I just can't bear the thought of Rex having a ring while Peyton does not.

Dave said...

Very interesting approach to this game, Bilbo... though it seems like you had little conscious choice in the matter. Not having had such compelling dreams myself, I haven't yet been able to draw up my own forecast. I have decided to root for the Bears though, having more affinity for Chicago (and friends from that area) than for Indianapolis.

But I like the Colts too and wouldn't really mind seeing them as champs. I really need to engage in some analytical thinking about the matchups. (My present intuition leads me to "feel" that the Bears will win but I'm not taking it too seriously... yet.) After I do that analysis, I will post my own fearless predictions on my blog... either later today or tomorrow morning.

Bilbo said...

Julie...I honestly don't want to be taken seriously which was the point of this blog entry. I actually made up the story one day last week and told some colleagues during a department meeting and they thought it was funny so I thought I would pass it along....

Dave...I have given up on trying to analyze football games which was the other point I wanted to get across with this blog entry. I have no emotional ties with either team so I am willing to not take sides...while my dream related prediction was pure fantasy I just can't imagine a team with such a young and inexperienced quarterback has much a chance in this game...and...that will be my extent of my analysis of this game....