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Even Bankers Love Football

Football season is upon us!! Therefore, we have challenged some bankers to predict the two teams who will make the Super Bowl and which will win. If anyone guesses correctly, we will award the winner(s) with two tickets to see a regular season game of their choosing next season!

 

Bill Fink- Chief Lending Officer & Head of Credit Management- TD Bank

Bill is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. He grew up in Cleveland and has followed them ever since. He predicts a repeat of last year, with Denver vs. Seahawks in the Super Bowl with the Seahawks winning.

 

 

Cindy Flanders- Founder of Manage Fearlessly and former Mid Atlantic Executive of Bank of America

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Cindy is a die-hard Washington fan, and has been since High School. “I would try to get to games at RFK whenever I could. I actually stood in the rain in 1983 for the parade after they won the Super Bowl. I will admit it’s getting harder and harder to stay a fan, but I always have hope (at least at the beginning of the season)”.
Although Cindy thinks the Super Bowl could be a repeat of Denver and Seattle, she predicts the Broncos vs 49ers with the Broncos winning.

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Ray Lafond- SVP Commercial Lending-Enterprise Bank & Trust

Ray is a huge Pats fan. He has been in their corner since inception and suffered through some down times, but none like the Red Sox. He predicts Patriots vs. Seahawks with the Patriots winning.

The Gray Hoodie Master pulls out another rabbit – “Gronk Power”

 

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Lance Nobles- SVP Commercial Lender-Chain Bridge Bank

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Lance’s favorite team is The New Orleans Saints. “The Who Dat Nation is in full force for 2014. Drew Brees just had baby #4, Jimmy Graham has a new contract and the addition of Jairus Byrd from the Bills will add to an already powerful defense. Sean Peyton got creative with pre-season training camp to deal with the dismal road game performances of 2013 (The Greenbrier in West VA of all places). We will take back home field advantage from the Seahawks!”

The wild card: Rob “Wild Thing” Ryan:

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Lance predicts the New Orleans Saints vs Denver Broncos with the Saints winning, leaving Peyton Manning with his second Super Bowl loss at the hands of the Saints. “As the sun sets in the desert, so will Peyton’s dream of another Super Bowl ring.”

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Ben Pitkow- Business Banker- Citizens Bank

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Ben’s favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles and although he’s a dedicated fan his Super Bowl picks are Broncos vs 49ers with the Broncos winning.

 

 

Eric Suss- SVP Human Resources- Capital Bank

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Eric’s favorite team is the Giants because he lived in NY/NJ until he was 7 years old, and his Dad was a huge NYG fan and he followed suit. He predicts the Broncos vs Green Bay Packers with the Broncos winning.

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“I think Denver needed the Super Bowl loss last year after an explosive year to make them that much hungrier. Green Bay will have a healthy offense again and solid D. If I have to pick a winner, going with Denver.”

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With all of these Denver predictions, we may be in trouble. We learned that Denver seems to be a clear favorite to win among folks we have talked to and that Lance and Rob Ryan use the same barber!

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