By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com, AndyDisco on Twitter
When the Patriots beat the Rams to win the Super Bowl in 2001 (the game was in 2002, but it concluded the 2001 season), you will recall that in the year of 9/11, the team named the Patriots won the Super Bowl.
This year pits the Colts and the Saints. So was it a better year for Colts or for Saints?
We'll start with the Saints. There wasn't really much news about literal Saints in 2009, and we know that no news is good news. So the Saints get a point for that.
We do know that the winner AND runner up for the 2010 Eclipse Award for Horse of The Year were both female horses (a filly and mare, respectively) and not Colts (dude horses). Furthermore the two females, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, split 100% of the vote for Horse of the Year. Dude horses got zero total votes. So that's a negative for the Colts.
Based on my qualitative analysis of unrelated stuff, the Saints will win the Super Bowl.
That's how I roll.