The much loved, recently retired TV host, Regis Philbin (80), who is a die-hard Notre Dame and New England Patriots fan, let it slip to ESPN that he thinks the Giants are going to win the Super Bowl.
The veteran Irish American TV personality said that he would have most certainly entertained the idea of being a sports analyst if anyone had asked him.
He joked “I thought about for years doing something for ESPN, but they never called. They don't care.”
However, he did take the time to show off his football knowledge saying, “With things the way they are, with [Rob] Gronkowski hurt -- I'd be surprised if he comes back. And even if he does come back he's not gonna be as effective as he was all season…So they've got one big disadvantage there, and the Giants seem to have peaked.
"... That front four is gonna rush poor (Tom) Brady to death. You've got (Eli) Manning at the peak of his career, he's got three great receivers racing downfield. I don't know how New England Patriots are gonna salvage this game."
He continued, “I'd like to see a close game. I just think the Giants are going to win. But I'm a Patriots fan too, so if they win it's OK with me. But the Giants got this one…And I wanna tell you, by big points. I'm giving them two touchdowns and a field goal, 17 points they win this game by.”
Philbin will spend Super Bowl Sunday in Florida with his wife, Joy, and his friend Donald Trump who it’s said is “a terrific fan and a pretty good athlete himself…"I always wind up watching the game with him.”
Log in with your social accounts:
Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:
Don't have an account yet? Register now !
Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:
Already have an account ? Log in
Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:
Make sure we gathered the correct information from you
You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.
Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: