When The Bee's sportswriters and editors make predictions in print such as who will win the NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and the Falcons (see Sunday's special section) we invariably get emails or phone calls critical of our opinions.
These come almost always after the game is played, from folks with the benefit of hindsight.
"How could you have picked the Packers to beat the 49ers," said one earlier this week. "You're an idiot."
I don't agree with the idiot part though I have been called much worse but I did miss the mark when I predicted the Packers would win 38-31. My five colleagues who picked the 49ers to beat the Packers are geniuses, of course.
Think you can pick the outcome of the Super Bowl better than The Bee's Matthew Barrows, Ailene Voisin and others?
Well, now you have your chance.
Scan this QR code or go to sacb.ee/ S4H6WT and pick the winners of Sunday's NFC and AFC Championship games and the total score. Of those who hit the mark, we will select a winner at random to join us in making picks in our sports section for the Super Bowl.
What to watch
NBA, Kings at Charlotte, 4 p.m., CSNCA: It's the second of three games in four days on the road.
Will you make a bet on the Super Bowl?
Yes, at a Nevada casino
Yes, with a bookie
Yes, with a friend
No, I don't gamble
Vote above or leave your comments in the comments field; or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports
Who is your favorite all-time 49ers player?
John Brodie: 2%
Dwight Clark: 1%
Roger Craig: 1%
Colin Kaepernick: 2%
Ronnie Lott: 11%
Joe Montana: 47%
Jerry Rice: 21%
Steve Young: 12%
Total votes: 369