Astros make their Super Bowl picks
For the second year in a row, we asked some of the Astros to give us their Super Bowl predictions. Here they are:
President of business operations Reid Ryan: Seahawks 31, Patriots 30. “Seahawks battle back to take the lead late in the fourth. Patriots miss a 54-yard field goal as time expires.”
Manager A.J. Hinch: Seahawks 27, Patriots 24. “Great match up on both sides of the ball, and I think we have a chance for a great game. Dual threat QB in Russell Wilson is the difference maker for me.”
LHP Dallas Keuchel: Patriots 31, Seahawks 17. “Vince Wilfork wrecks shop on Seattle’s O-line.”
C Jason Castro: Seahawks 24, Patriots 17. “I have to say even though I’m a 49ers fan, I still have to stay with my Stanford allegiance.”
RHP Chad Qualls: Patriots 27, Seahawks 24: “Would rather see Gronk dance than Marshawn grab his junk.”
1B Jon Singleton: Seahawks 30, Patriots 10. “Only because my girlfriend is a Russell Wilson fan.”
RHP Scott Feldman: “Rooting for Patriots because Brady is from San Mateo. But I think beast mode will be too much. Seahawks 24-17. But go pats!”
C Max Stassi: Seahawks 27, Patriots 24.
DH Chris Carter: Patriots 24, Seahawks 17.
SS Jed Lowrie: Seahawks, 27, Patriots 21.
LHP Brett Oberholtzer: “I’m taking Brady and the Pats. If they can stop the run…28-27.”
LHP Kevin Chapman: Patriots 24, Seahawks 16. “Gisele, Tom and Bill.”
OF Jake Marisnick: “I’m going with the Pats, 27-17. Brady and Gronk can’t be stopped! Patriots are going to get up early and it’s all over.”
OF Alex Presley: Patriots 24, Seahawks 21. “I think both defenses will play well but Brady will be the difference in the end.”
RHP Mark Appel: Seahawks 31, Patriots 24.
Radio announcer Robert Ford: Seahawks 35, Patriots 31. “I think Seattle is the better team, and they’re coming together at the right time.”
Radio announcer Steve Sparks: Patriots 11, Seahawks 4. “I predict four safeties in this game. And the score is low because of deflation.”
TV announcer Geoff Blum: “20-17, Sea Chickens win! Beast mode runs 140 & 1 TD, wins MVP & blows off post presser for a Skittles shower.”
Sideline reporter Julia Morales: Seahawks 31, Patriots 21. “Seattle’s defense wasn’t rattled by Manning last year, same story, different QB today.”
MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart: Patriots 31, Seahawks 27. “Brady and bunch won’t be denied fourth Super Bowl win.”