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Packing our bags for Colts win, ex-Bucs and Jessica Alba

This week's electronic conversation between Sports columnists Gary Shelton and John Romano focuses on the Super Bowl.

By GARY SHELTON
Published January 28, 2007


This week's electronic conversation between Sports columnists Gary Shelton and John Romano focuses on the Super Bowl.

GS: And so once more, we head into the madness that is called the Super Bowl. Have you packed all of your Roman numerals?

JR: No Roman numerals, but I have stashed a week's supply of Metamucil in the false bottom of an Evian bottle.

GS: Do you have to special order those? I spent four hours last night trying to unscrew one before giving up. Let me come right out with this. I expect the Colts to win by eight points. Are you going with the Bears, Goldilocks?

JR: I do think the Bears defense will handle Peyton Manning better than New England's defense did. I also think the Bears offense will score more points against the Colts than Baltimore's offense did. And yet, by the end of next week, I think the Colts will still have found a way to win a Super Bowl.

GS: In other words, you expect Booger McFarland to run four fumbles back for touchdowns?

JR: As I tell my 3-year-old, it's not polite to pick on a Booger in public.

GS: Are you kidding me? I'm not picking on him. I think he's next in the Trent Dilfer-Steve Young-Doug Williams conga line. If he can get past Thomas Jones and sack Brian Griese, I think he can be MVP.

JR: Boy, there is a Tampa Bay flavor to this thing, isn't there? McFarland, Griese, Jones, Tony Dungy, Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo are all returning across the border. If someone would sign Donald Igwebuike, we could have a party.

GS: Also, we could invite people and charge them $400,000 just to attend. We could say Jessica Alba was there, only she was upstairs in the VIP room, which costs extra. Why? Because we're at the Super Bowl! Where, incidentally, the Bears will try to run the ball.

JR: That's an interesting thought. A fairly sound game plan. Jessica Alba, you say?

GS: You've heard of her. She's the Suzy Kolber of the Hollywood set.

JR: Then Joe Namath is not invited.

GS: I guarantee it.