Jay’s Plays NFL picks: Super Bowl LII edition
Jay's Plays

Jay’s Plays NFL picks: Super Bowl LII edition

All year long for this? Patriots-Eagles?? Most of the country is shaking their heads over this stinker of a Super Bowl. This one is like voting for President – you hold your nose, pull the lever and hope for the best.

If Ernesto had hands, he’d throw them up in frustration. As it is, he’s sticking his tongue out and hissing, partly because of the Super Bowl match-up, and partly because the Vikings threw up on their shoes, preventing Ernesto from carding a perfect weekend. As it is, his 3-1 week (1-1 in teasers) leaves him 7-5 overall in the playoffs, 3-3 in teasers.

Here’s the Super Bowl winner before it happens -- we all know the outcome anyway. Cheaters never prosper, except in the NFL. As always, we do two-team teasers here, so we can move the line 6 points either way. We use the lines from Vegas Insider, HOME TEAM IN CAPS.



PATRIOTS (+1.5) vs. Eagles

Gronk, Brady, Belichick, the refs, stupid penalties, inexperience in huge moments -- it’ll all come crashing down by the third quarter and we can all go back to hating the Eagles again.

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Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.