STACY KEIBLER, actress/George Clooney's girlfriend: New England, 34-28. I think this will be a higher-scoring game than four years ago and in a shootout, it’s hard to go against Tom Brady.
YOGI BERRA, New York Yankees Hall of Famer: New York, 23-20. Better defense should be the difference.
SAN DIEGO CHICKEN, 2011 Super Sage Award winner: New York, 34-26. Their offense has the best hands in football, Eli’s come of age, their defense is hyper-agile fast, and Coach Coughlin always seems to stymie Belichick, who has only one victory against a winning team this year (barely over Baltimore).
SCOTT TUROW, author: New England, 31-27. The Patriots defense has been playing well enough that it's likely their offense will overwhelm the Giants defense.
RUDY GIULIANI, former NYC mayor: New York, 30-20. The Giants clearly have a superior defense and their offense is more multidimensional.
PHYLLIS DILLER, comedienne: New England, 31-27. The difference is because of that quarterback, Tom Brady. He's hot stuff. The whole season I've liked the Patriots' linebackers. They really danced.
RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC TV host: New England, 31-27. Because the Lesser Manning is lesser. Adorable and with such tiny hands! But lesser.
PENN AND TELLER, magicians, 2007 Super Sage Award winners: New England, 31-27. But, five minutes before kickoff, Rob Lowe announces Eli Manning’s retirement.
OCTAVIA SPENCER, actress, Oscar nominee for "The Help": New York, 27-24. It's a rematch that's sure to have a different outcome.
MIKE HAYDEN, former CIA director: New York, 27-21. Pats defense can be had. New York has been toughened by having to be "road warriors" en route to Indianapolis. And Brady doesn't like pressure up the middle.
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NASCAR driver: New England, 21-17. This is a tough one. I’m thinking the Patriots but if you watched the playoff games, it’s a tough call. I definitely think it’s going to be a great game based on the way both teams have been playing.
LAURA KAEPPELER, Miss America: New England, 24-20. The Giants beat the Green Bay Packers, my hometown team, so I would love to see the Patriots be victorious!
KEITH OLBERMANN, Current TV host: New York, 27-17. I was at their last loss and saw two things: a) the Giant defense, especially the line, were humiliated by their own work versus Washington and vowed to never let it happen again. And b) Eli Manning can now pretty much put the ball to within a foot of where he wants it.
JERRY MATHERS, Beaver on "Leave it to Beaver": New England, 38-31. I think they're going to be seeking revenge from before. Tom Brady is looking to avenge that last loss. I think it will be high-scoring because defensively both of them are weak (in the secondary).
JOEL MCHALE, actor, "Community": Broncos by 7. Even though they're not in the game Denver will show up unannounced and beat both teams at once. That's right 11 versus 22. Tebow will throw a last second Hail Mary pass while saying a Hail Mary. Mary will then catch the pass for a touchdown.
JENNIE FINCH, Olympic softball star: New York, 20-17. Going for the underdog. I'm hoping the Giants' defense stays on fire, putting pressure on Brady. I'm a Manning fan, so I would like to see Eli win it again! Plus, I had the honor of training with the Giants this fall. (Steve) Weatherford taught me how to kick my first field goal! It was awesome!
JENNA FISCHER, actress, "The Office": New England, 31-28. This pick is based mainly on the fact that my husband is from Dallas. We are Cowboys fans and we don't root for the Giants. Unless we are rooting for them to lose! Go Patriots!
J.K. SIMMONS, actor: New York, 31-20. I basically root for whatever NFL team has the most Buckeyes (from THE Ohio State University) and the Giants have Jake Ballard at tight end and Jim Cordle on the O-line last time I checked. No Bucks in New England since (Mike) Vrabel retired. Reason enough. Well, that plus my 20 years in New York.
HOWIE MANDEL, TV host, "Mobbed": New York, 41-7. Giants will mob the Patriots. I was just looking for a way to mention my show, "Mobbed."
JAMES TUPPER, actor, "Revenge": New England, 27-10. Tom Brady threw 50 touchdowns in a single season the year after Peyton Manning broke the record. New England is ready to avenge their loss to the Giants. And Brady is the hardest working winner in the NFL!
ANDREW DICE CLAY, comedian: New York, 31-21. This is just my Brooklyn premonition. I don't follow sports that much, but I do like to watch the cheerleaders and you never know when you will ever get another wardrobe malfunction.
ARNOLD PALMER, Hall of Famer golfer, 2003 Super Sage Award winner: New York, 28-17. Eli Manning is feeling his oats. I think he will have a good game in the Super Bowl.
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NASCAR driver: New England. The Redskins whooped the Giants twice so if they won it would make me feel good as a Redskins fan, but I think the Patriots will win, barely, by 3 or 4 points.
DANICA PATRICK, auto racer: New York, 34-31. The Giants have been on a roll; confidence and momentum are important in any sport.
BILL O'REILLY, Fox News host: New York, 27-24. The Giants will be able to disrupt Tom Brady's passing. The Pats can't run the ball. Eli Manning will hit a few deep passes.
DON RICKLES, comedian: New England, 28-14. I love Eli Manning, but under pressure, I have to go with Tom Brady.
ERIN BURNETT, CNN TV host: New England, 20-14. I grew up in rural Maryland so I’m not a homegrown fan of either team. But I love watching football and hate when the season ends. I will be rooting for the Patriots because last time around they lost to the Giants. It’s their turn!
HALEY JOEL OSMENT, actor who has picked 11 of the last 12 Super Bowl winners, missing only in 2008 when the Giants beat the Patriots: New York Football Giants, 34-31. It's just destined to be won at the last second by a FG. I still beat myself up over my 2008 pick; I should have never doubted my team! This time they're an even better squad and in particular, the Patriots defense has no chance against our receivers. Go G-Men!
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, actor/former California governor: New England, 31-24. I can't pick against my neighbor, especially when he is playing at such a high level. Tom Brady will be the Super Bowl MVP.
The stars are weighing in with their Super Bowl predictions in the annual Scripps Howard Celebrity Super Bowl Poll. So, the New York Giants or New England Patriots, who are the celebs' picks? BRAD PITT, actor: "Oooh, that's a tough one."