IT'S time for the annual gridiron spectacle. No, not the Super Bowl, but the 18th annual Scripps Howard Celebrity Super Bowl Poll.

The rich and famous from movies, TV, music, sports, politics and pop culture predict the winner of Sunday's Super Bowl between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.

Keep an eye on the final score. The celebrity who picks the winning team and comes closest to predicting the score will win the Scripps Howard Super Sage Award trophy.

Paul Newman, actor: Bears, 21-20. "I wouldn't have picked the Bears over the Patriots, but I think they'll be able to squeak by the Colts."

Sylvester Stallone, actor: Colts, 38-30. "They are a team of destiny and nothing could be harder than what they went through to get here."

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.: Colts, 34-27. "Because the Colts (barely) beat the New England Patriots and the Patriots are the toughest, grittiest, smartest team in the NFL. And the AFC is much stronger than the NFC this year."

Al Franken, radio talk show host: Bears, 21-20. "They're in the NFC North. Any team that can get past the Vikings can beat anybody."

Phyllis Diller, comedienne: Colts by 8. "The guy with the bad thumb, Peyton Manning, it's his time."

Dr. Joyce Brothers, psychologist: Colts, 31-17. "Peyton Manning will win to inspire his younger brother (N.Y. Giants quarterback Eli)."

Haley Joel Osment, actor who has picked the last seven Super Bowl winners: Colts, 31-24. "I've been a big Peyton Manning fan for a while and I think it's finally his time."

Tony Sirico, Paulie Gaultieri on "The Sopranos": Colts, 21-14. "Too much experience. Warm weather, too."

Pat Robertson, reverend: Colts, 17-14. "The score will be 14-14 and go into overtime, and the Colts will win on a field goal."

Kendra Wilkinson, Hugh Hefner's girlfriend, "The Girls Next Door": Colts, 27-13. "I think it's their year. They stepped it up in the playoffs. I think Peyton Manning has it in his heart. I don't want to see him turn out to be another Dan Marino."

Scott Adams, "Dilbert" cartoonist: Colts, 21-7. "A common question high-tech companies ask in interviews is, 'If a bear fought a colt, which one would win?' Considering speed, height, and kicking reach, I have to go with the colt. And if Peyton Manning is riding the colt, its chances are even better."

Dennis Farina, actor and 2005 Super Sage Award winner: Bears, 23-17. "In order to beat the Bears, you have to beat the Bears' defense. Rex Grossman's confidence and intelligence has grown over the season and it's only his first full season as a quarterback. He's only going to get better."

Ed Asner, actor: Bears, 27-24. "I'm a Chicago aficionado. That's where I began acting so I have to root for them."

Dionne Warwick, singer: Colts, 28-21. "Although I think the Bears are the better team, I think the Colts will take the prize because (Bears coach) Lovie (Smith) studied under (Colts coach Tony) Dungy. It will be the teacher against the pupil in this case."

Wayne Newton, actor/singer: Bears, 21-7. "How can you go against the Monsters of the Midway defense? I've given some of my best performances in Chicago. It's always been my kind of town!"

Buzz Aldrin, astronaut: Colts, 28-17. "The Colts have more horse power. Besides, I'd rather have lucky horseshoes on the mantle than a bear's claw."

Leah Remini, actress, "The King of Queens": Colts, 34-23. "Well, basically, that is what my husband said, so I am going with him."

Robert Iler, Anthony Soprano Jr. on "The Sopranos": Bears, 28-24. "I got to go with the underdog."

Barry Williams, Greg Brady, "The Brady Bunch": Colts, 27-17. "Fewer incarcerated players and Colts can run faster than Bears."

Vince Neil, Motley Crue lead singer: Colts, 31-24. "Chicago's defense is tough, but at the end of the day the Colts' offense is better."

Penn & Teller, magicians/comedians: Colts, 28-17. "Because if you add 28 and 17, you get 43. Add 4 and 3, and you get 7. Which is Mickey Mantle's number. We like Peyton Manning. We've heard he has a monkey."