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Ready For Football – hilmor is

It’s getting to be that time of the year again. The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting a little cooler day by day and home and business owners are switching off the air conditioning and switching on the heat. That’s right, fall is right around the corner, and for some of us here at hilmor, that means one thing — it’s football season!

Even though we work as a team day in and day out, we do not always agree on which teams to root for. Below is a list of our favorite teams and a little prediction of how the 2013-14 NFL season might go.

Patriots

Allie, Brand Marketing Intern:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The Indianapolis Colts.

How did you become a fan of that team? My dad likes them, so I do too!

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? The New England Patriots.

Broncos

Matt, Assistant Product Manager:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The Patriots, of course.

How did you become a fan of that team? Grew up with the team. Always had an honest, good group of players (until recently).

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? Toss-up between Patriots and Broncos. The Broncos have a recovered Peyton Manning and a newly signed Wes Welker, which should prove to be a strong combination at QB/WR. The Patriots picked up Tim Tebow, who could be an asset in the RB/WR slot if they choose to use him in those spots; question is whether they can find new receivers to step up and fill Gronkowski and Hernandez’s slots. Even if they don’t find top-notch replacements for Gronkowski and Hernandez, Brady and co. always manage to pull out a good season.

Patriots

Monika, Assistant Product Manager:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The New England Patriots.

How did you become a fan of that team? I am surrounded by my friends, who are all Patriots fans.

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? Let’s hope it’s the Patriots!

Jets

Andrew, R&D Intern:

Which is your favorite NFL team? My favorite NFL team is the NY Jets.

How did you become a fan of that team? I grew up in NY and have many family and friends who are Jets fans, making them the team I most frequently watched. That being said, despite the disappointment they have brought me the last few years as well as the poor leadership within the franchise, I will continue to be a Jets fan waiting for my team to rise in the rankings.

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? I believe the Denver Broncos have a good chance at taking the Super Bowl this year. Manning has already shown that he can lead the team to victories after a solid 11 straight wins during the regular season last year. On top of that, the Broncos have depth both offensively and defensively giving them an advantage over many opponents. As long as injuries are avoided and the team chemistry is there, the Broncos will go far.

Patriots

Dave, Associate Engineer:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The New England Patriots.

How did you become a fan of that team? Growing up in Southern Maine, you just learn to love them.

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? New England, or anyone except the Giants!

Chargers

Ryan, RETOOL Team Technical Representative:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The San Diego Chargers.

How did you become a fan of that team? I went to college in San Diego, and San Diego is my favorite city EVER!

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? The Patriots seem like a pretty good bet.

Giants

Emily, Director of Marketing:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The NY Giants.

How did you become a fan of that team? After getting married and changing my name, the No. 1 question I get is, “Are you related to Mark Bavaro, star tight end of the Giants in the ‘80s?” Sadly, the answer is no.

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? Since the Super Bowl will be held in NY/NJ for the first time ever, it would be great to see a home team in the big game. The Knicks are more likely than the Jets to make the playoffs, so I say, “Go Giants!”

Ravens

Matt, RETOOL Team Technical Representative:

Which is your favorite NFL team? My favorite football team is easy: The BALTIMORE RAVENS.

How did you become a fan of that team? I have always been a fan, I was born and raised in Baltimore. It’s hard not to be a fan with players like Ed Reed, Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs.

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? Well that’s easy! The defending world champs, the BALTIMORE RAVENS.

Dolphins

Will, RETOOL Team Technical Representative:

Which is your favorite NFL team? The Miami Dolphins.

How did you become a fan of that team? I think, like most kids, you follow in your father’s footsteps. My dad’s always been a big fan of the Dolphins, and growing up with it, you end up becoming a fan yourself.

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl this season? There are a lot of good players out there. I wish I could say the Dolphins but I think the Patriots or Colts will have a good run.

 

Turn up the thermostat and turn on the television: It’s football season! Make sure to share your favorite team, how you became a fan and your predictions for the season in the comment section.

 

  • JuiceBox Guy

    It’s all about Falcon Fever here in Atlanta. The GA Bulldogs lost their first game so they are done and the Falcons are all we have now. For the Super Bowl I predict a team with a bird mascot will win, so either the Eagles, SeaHawks, Ravens, Cardinals, or Falcons…