Chase's home squad the Denver Horsies had to put down after they blew a 3 game lead with 3 games to go and were ousted by the 8-8 Chargers. Yoikes. Chase's real team the Pats are in the poll, but I wouldn't vote for them because they didn't make the playoff's, but Bellichick is such a hot coach he still has a better chance of winning the Superbowl then the Fins, the Ravens, the Chargers, the Cardinals or the Vikes, none of whom made the poll. I mean the Pats finished 11-5 with me at quarterback. They were only the 2nd 11 win team to ever miss the playoffs.
So vote in the poll if you like, I'm voting for the Panthers, though the way the Bucs folded down the stretch (like a K-Mart lawnchair), that Monday night win isn't as impressive as I thought at the time, they've got a good mix of defense and effective running, this seems to help in the playoffs. Yes their quarterback is nothing special, but here's a list of nothing special quarterbacks that have won a Superbowl: Brad Johnson, Trent Dilfer, Mark Ripen, Joe Bag of Doughnuts, Doug Williams.
And for the rest of us, better luck next year!