Travolta, Sandler, more make Super Bowl picks

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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Travolta had the Super Bowl score wrong — but his prediction was right.

The movie star had this prediction when asked for a winner of the battle between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants: "37-34, Giants." In the end, the score was 21-17 Giants.

New Yorker Spike Lee was on the field when the Giants were presented with the Vince Lombardi trophy. He acknowledged being nervous as the Giants fought back a last-second comeback attempt from the New England Patriots and their quarterback, Tom Brady.

"Tom Brady — I mean, that dude is dangerous! I never thought, 'It's in the bag.' But we prevailed though," he said.

When it came to predictions, Nick Cannon and Danny DeVito were both on the winning side, having picked the Giants. Adam Sandler felt the Patriots had the edge (though he was admirer of the Giants Victor Cruz's salsa dance: "I like watching him do it," he said).

Donnie Wahlberg spent time beside the Patriots bench just before kickoff. Asked which team he thought was going to win, he said: "The Patriots. I know it."

But the Boston-area native said he would spend Sunday night with the Patriots after the game — "win or lose." He added that this year for the Patriots, it was all about "MHK" — Myra Kraft, the late wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

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