Cunniff Kids News reporters took a poll of people of all ages about which team they thought would win Super Bowl XLII between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
Of the 57 people polled, 55 thought the Patriots would win Sunday in Arizona.
Elaine Antonellis, an instructional assistant at the school, said, “As long as Tom Brady stays in the game, we will win.”
Another adult said she thought, “The Patriots would win in the last two minutes.”
Fourth-grader Daniel M. made a prediction: “Randy Moss is going to dive and catch a pass.”
Most people (42 percent) thought the Patriots would win by more than 11 points. (See graph below) Andrea B., a fifth-grader, said, “Hopefully, they’ll win by a million points.”
Although the two Giants fans were females, the male and female Patriots fans had almost identical predictions (see graph below). Nearly everyone polled, like fifth-grader Sam F., thought the Patriots were going to win and finish the season undefeated: “I think that we’re going to win because … the Patriots are awesome.”
(Story reported and written by Cunniff Kids News staff reporters Austin F., Jillian M., Matt M., Charlotte V., Rachel Q., Michelle A., Rachel A., Daniel D., Lauren P., Isabella V., Julia F., and Luke M.)
–Jan. 31, 2008–