Radio voice knows his Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

McCOOK, Neb. — McCook broadcaster Seth Baumert proved smarter even than Gazette guru Gabe Gauthier with his pick of Philadelphia vs. New England for Sunday’s Super Bowl 52.

No other guest matched Baumert’s two for two, though radio colleague Matt Williams declared New England would win its sixth Super Bowl to tie Pittsburgh.

Picking the Pittsburgh Steelers doomed several other brilliant football fans like Gazette sports scribbler R.B. (Relentless Blah-Blah-Blah) Headley and McCook High football coach Jeff Gross along with Gazette press men/breakfast-eating buddies Todd Criger and Jon Clapper.

Criger, Clapper andWauneta-Palisade sports expert Diane Stamm actually took New Orleans to reach the Super Bowl — which we all knew was never happening after the “Minneapolis Mircale.”

There was never a doubt.

Perhaps pro football’s all-time most beautiful moment as Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs covered 61 yards and kept the Minnesota Vikings’ home Super Bowl hopes alive.

Yeah right.

R.B. was really stunned — well, not really — to see his beloved Minnesota Yike!-ings waste yet another Super Bowl chance.

Those Minnesota drive-you-madmen also doomed Gauthier’s title hopes. He did deliver with the Patriots making it to football’s biggest game (yawn!) yet again.

Rich Barnett, another beast of a local radio brodcaster, also leaned toward a New England-Minnesota Super Bowl.

Similar hopes doomed Bison wrestling coach Nick Umscheid.

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