Are you serious? What a weekend it was with the NFL's conference finals both having late game dramatics. I don't know about you, but I sure don't envy Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff (missed a 32-yard field goal to tie) or San Francisco 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams (fumbled two punts). These guys will have to think about their last plays until next season begins, but that is completely beside the point.

The point to come out of all of this is... it's time for the SUPER BOWL! As if the big game wasn't dramatic enough, we get a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, with the New York Giants taking on the New England Patriots. Not much has changed with these two teams, but the main difference this time around is that the Giants appear to be the hotter team coming in. They have won five straight games, winning the last two on the road against the NFC's top two seeds (Green Bay Packers and 49ers).

Most of the talk for the next week will centre around whether the Patriots can seal the deal this time around and get their revenge against the Giants for ending their perfect season four years ago. Tom Brady comes into this game after struggling a bit against Baltimore, and Eli Manning didn't play his best against the 49ers, so they will both have plenty to prove in the big game.

Key Matchups
1. Manning vs. Brady: The big matchup in this game is obviously between the two signal-callers. They both had unbelievable seasons, and as I said, they each didn't play their best last week. Manning said before the season that he was an "elite quarterback," and he has finally made a believer out of me. Now let's see if he can go toe-totoe with Brady once again on the biggest stage of them all.

2. Victor Cruz vs. Rob Gronkowski: Not even from the same position, but these two are the big-play guys for their respective teams. Cruz has been an absolute sensation after nearly being cut in training camp, and Gronk has shattered several tight end records and no one has been able to stop him. Either of these players could easily take home the Super Bowl MVP award over their respective QBs.

3. Jason Pierre-Paul vs. Mark Anderson: Good luck to these gentlemen. They will have the unenviable task of trying to stop these quarterbacks. The leading rushers on their respective teams, both Pierre-Paul and Anderson have the ability to change the very fabric of the game with a single play.

The (Final) Rundown
Well, folks, I could not be more excited for this game. The storylines certainly write themselves. I have been riding the Giants all the way since they beat my Dallas Cowboys in week 17, but I don't think they can get it done this time. I am going to take the Patriots to win, 34-31. I expect this to be an incredible game, with it coming down to the very end.