Steelers stay super, say seers
The stars are aligned for a Steelers win Sunday over New York, according to a Pittsburgh psychic, a prognosticating Chicago nun and a couple shakes of a Magic 8 Ball.
Even a New Jersey fortune teller and diehard Jets fan saw her team going down until a change of heart ... or cards.
"It's good news for you this weekend, but bad news for my beloved Bears," said Sister Jean Kenny, a Catholic nun who has predicted playoff games and Super Bowls since 1986. "Sizzling Steelers Jolt Jets, that's the headline."
Psychic Dina of Jersey City first predicted yesterday that her favorite team would fall to the Steelers -- just as she had a week earlier against the New England Patriots.
"This is what I'm seeing psychically," Dina said.
She later called back with a new mystical forecast.
"It's the Jets who are going to win. They are going to the Super Bowl," Dina said after double-checking her cards. "I'm very sorry. I know the Steelers are from there, and I wish it was your time. But the Jets are going to win."
Marjorie Augustine Rivera, who runs Castle Shannon's Divine Wisdom Shop, saw a different future.
"Absolutely, I think the Steelers are going to win," Rivera said.
Her reasons• Her psychic feeling is that this is the "year of redemption," she said, and Ben Roethlisberger wants to make up for off-field issues before the season by winning another Super Bowl. No. 7 also factors into a pattern of numbers Rivera sees making a difference. The Steelers will play for their 7th Super Bowl title after beating the Jets by seven, she said.
"I have this feeling that we have a lot energy and momentum behind us right now," Rivera said. "We can't be stopped."
Mattel's Magic 8 Ball backed up Sister Jean and Rivera.
Asked "Will the Steelers win on Sunday?", a simulated ball on the company's website answered, "As I see it, yes," while an actual ball responded, "Very likely."
Sister Jean, sometimes called the "Psychic Nun" in the national press, said her predictions are the result of analytical homework, not a clairvoyant gift or divine power. She makes her picks after crunching statistics from Pro Football Weekly, or "the gospel of NFL notes," as she called it.
She picked the Steelers to beat the Arizona Cardinals 23-17 in Super Bowl XLIII. Pittsburgh won 27-23. She is 18-7 in her Super Bowl predictions.
"That speaks for itself," she said.
Although the Steelers and Jets have lavished each other with praise instead of trash talk this week, she said Pittsburgh will be doing all the talking Sunday night.
"You heard it here first from Sister Jean, the Super Bowl queen."
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