When Super Bowl XLV kicks off on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011, it will be six years exactly from when the Patriots and the Eagles duked it out for Super Bowl XXXIX.
Maybe that's an omen for these to organizations to face-off again, but I doubt it.
To begin, New England and Philadelphia were my Super Bowl picks last season (prior to the 2009 season kicking off), so I guess I jumped-the-gun and was one year too early.
The Eagles are now fully rested after sitting out Week 17 vs. Dallas and have a potential NFL MVP in Michael Vick.
Their young talent and speed are second to none, which bodes well late in the season and late in games.
The Patriots are playing their best football right now (as they usually do at this time of year), and if they win the Super Bowl this year, the only debate would be which Patriot team is better than the other.
Then, in addition to potential NFL MVP Thomas Brady, Vincent Wilfork is a potential candidate for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
So put the pads on and strap up the chinstrap, because a potential Super Bowl rivalry is brewing.
(Whistle) And "The Duke" is kicked-off... Time to bust the wedge!