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Larry Bird Picks Patriots To Win Super Bowl

Dan Shaughnessy caught up with Larry Bird prior to Tuesday’s Pacers game in Indiana and of course talked some football.

“I’m rooting for the Patriots,’’ said Bird. “I always go with the Boston teams, and I could never root for a New York team. Come on!’’

Larry Legend went on to explain how he may or may not actually be in attendance for the biggest sporting event of the year.

“I got two tickets,’’ he said. “My son’s trying to get ’em for him and his buddy because he’s a big Patriots fan. He went out there for his birthday 10 years ago and Belichick let him in the locker room.”

“I might go to this game, even though I don’t want to hear him complaining if the Patriots aren’t doing well. It depends on how badly my son wants that other ticket. They’re not cheap, you know.’’

Bird’s frugality is almost as legendary as his basketball career, but c’mon, this is the Super Bowl.

The Patriots and Giant battle for NFL greatness Sunday night.

We at Hardwood Houdini will be rooting for the Pats all the way.