This is Super Bowl XLII week and the Giants are now in Arizona and preparing for the big game. Before leaving the Meadowlands, some confident predictions from Plaxico Burress, the handsome wide receiver and one of the team's phenoms.
As he pulled his car up to the Giants Stadium tunnel to unload his bags, Burress yesterday morning was asked by The Post a direct question: Are you ready to make history? "You better believe it," the towering Giants receiver said.
And then, as he entered the stadium and turned left toward the Giants locker room, Burress was asked for his prediction. Burress never hesitated, flatly stating "23-17."
We're assuming Plaxico was referring to the Giants, even though the odds are New England will walk away with another Super Bowl ring.
Since we're on Plaxico's jock today—umm, not literally—it's probably worth noting that he is (finally) recovering from that nasty right-ankle sprain aggravated in Game 2 and has sidelined him from much of the season's practice. Predictably, he doesn't have much sympathy for Patriots QB Tom Brady's much-reported ankle sprain. "Nah, man, it's Tom Brady," Burress said, as if being Brady meant nothing bad could ever happen to you."