Notre Dame fan Regis Philbin believes the New York Giants will win the Super Bowl

Regis Philbin

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.

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"... 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.”

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