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LeSean McCoy Of Eagles Picks Giants To Win

This has emerged as quite possibly my favorite story of Super Bowl week. Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has picked the New York Giants to defeat the New England Patriots in the 2012 Super Bowl. Even though he admitted he didn't want to.

"I'm going to be honest," McCoy said, smiling a wan smile. "I really want the Patriots to win. But I feel like the Giants are probably going to win."

You remember McCoy trashing Osi Umenyiora before the season started? The Eagles star running back is now forced to give the Giants credit, although it obviously isn't easy.

"It's hard, because you feel like you're better than they are," McCoy said. "But that's just words. They're actually doing it. ...

"They got really hot," McCoy said of the Giants. "Just jelled at the right time. They're hot. The way they're playing, defensively and offensively, just great. Their offense reminds me of ours -- it seems like, at any given moment, they could go the distance. And [Eli] Manning's playing like his brother right now."