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Norwalk, CT | Added on January 29, 2015 At 05:55 PM

With a 0-3 record, the seals at the Maritime Aquarium put it all on Polly to pick a champion for Super Bowl 49.

Polly was given a choice of buoys with helmets representing the New England Patriots & the Seattle Seahawks.

Last year footballs were used but this year, harbor seal trainer Ellen Riker said "We didn't want any controversy after "deflategate" so we went with buoys."

Two out three jumps determined the winner.

"I have heard rumors that she was up last night watching some tapes; ome old Super Bowl footage from the past so maybe she has a better informed decision this year," said Riker.

Harbor seal trainer Vicki Sawyer said, "You have to remember that Polly originally came to us from the Mystic Aquarium. She came here when she was 6 years old. She is a Connecticut girl through and through. New England runs deep in her blood and in her blubber."

Polly is hoping to turn the seals luck around after her teammate Orange incorrectly chose the Broncos to win Super Bowl 48 last year. Orange also picked incorrectly in 2013. Razzle was the first seal to pick back in 2012.

"We give her high fives when she waves, we know she is nice and relaxed. Nothing really bothers her so I really think that she is the type of girl who knew what team she wanted, she went for it and I think it's a good pick," said Sawyer.

At the end of all the jumps, Polly picked the Seattle Seahawks to win it all on Sunday.

Let's hope Polly's pick makes her this year's MVP - Most Valuable Picker.

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