Beyond Golf — 03 February 2013 by Bob Sherwin
Super Bowl XLVII predictions

We can’t let a big game slip past us without a prediction from the golferswest.com sages.

Indeed, Super Bowl XLVII is upon us and we, like everyone else in this country, have an opinion. And we have the means to express those opinions (we also have the means to change it on Monday, but that’s not how we fly).

If you look in the upper right corner of our opening web page you see the word – Predictions. That’s where we usually put our weekly golf tournaments guesses but we’ve added Sunday’s Super Bowl.

With Beyonce as our witness, this is how we see the game:

Bob Sherwin: A 49ers rout, 45-21. Not even close. Wipeout. Bonus: Kaepernick MVP

Jim Street: Jim is a little more sensible in his offensive estimation, but still projecting a 49ers mop-up, 33-10.

Kirby Arnold: The contrastive prognosticator, Kirby is going with the Ravens by a touchdown, 37-30.

If anyone wants to criticize, do it before the 3:30 p.m. start and make your own prediction. We’ll run it here along side our picks. No Monday Morning critics allowed, unless your neck’s on the line as well as ours.

Enjoy the game.

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Bob Sherwin

Bob grew up in Cleveland, an underdog city with perennial underdog teams, and that gave him an appreciation and an affinity for the grinders in golf, guys such as Rocco Mediate, Jhonattan Vegas and star-crossed John Daly. This is the 46th year for Bob as a sportswriter, the first 34 working for newspapers throughout the west, Tucson (Daily Star), San Francisco (Examiner) and Seattle (Times), and the past 10 years as a freelancer. He has covered just about every sport, including golf tournaments, Tucson Open, Bing Crosby/AT&T Pro-Am, the 1998 PGA Championship, the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, the 2010 U.S. Amateur the 2015 U.S. Open and the annual Champions Tour Boeing Classic. He also writes articles for golf magazines. For most of his 20 years at the Seattle Times his primary beat was the Mariners. He then picked up Washington men's basketball in the winter. He also was the beat writer for the Sonics, including 1996 when they played the Bulls for the NBA title. After a lifetime hacking on public courses, he finally gave in and joined a country club in 2011, the Members Club of Aldarra near Seattle. Despite (or perhaps because) of his 14 handicap, he won the 'Super Senior'' (65 and older) championship in 2017. He has a pair of aces – 37 years apart – and in 2009 came agonizingly close to his ultimate golf goal of scoring in the 70s when he finished with an even 80. He lives in Seattle, and spends part of his winters in Marco Island, Fla.

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