Monday, February 8, 2010

Joe Mantegna wins Super Bowl celebrity poll

New Orleans Saints fans aren't the only ones reveling after their team's stunning victory over Indianapolis in the Super Bowl.

Die-hard Chicago Bears fan Joe Mantegna is celebrating, too.

Mantegna, a Tony Award-winning actor who currently stars on the CBS show "Criminal Minds," won Scripps Howard's Super Sage Award for predicting that the Saints would beat the Colts, 28-17 -- just three points off the actual final score of 31-17. Mantegna's guess was the closest out of the 103 celebrities who participated in Scripps Howard's 21st annual Celebrity Super Bowl Poll.

Mantegna said he picked the underdog Saints because he was angry that Indianapolis benched its starters during a regular-season game against the New York Jets, dooming the Colts' chances for a perfect season.

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