I realized this morning on the two block walk from our Manhattan hotel to the Sheraton on 52nd where radio row is located that I’ve probably interviewed/co-interviewed 40 people so far this week and have only asked a handful of them about the actual game being played this Sunday.
It hasn’t been intentional. We’re all here, of course, because of the Super Bowl that’s being played on Sunday evening.
For some reason, though, I don’t feel like people here in the media center are that centered on the discussion of who’s going to win.
There’s a lot going on in New York City, of course, and with the weather appearing to be “reasonable” on Sunday, that’s the other major discussion item that no longer has sports-talk legs.
I don’t think the match-up is causing media members to steer away from the discussion of winning and losing. It’s actually a terrific on-field dual, the offensive minded Broncos vs. the defensive heavy Seahawks. They say “defense travels” in the playoffs, so we have a theory to prove or disprove on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
But no one is talking about it.
I can’t give you my pick until Friday, of course, although I’ve handed it out here a few times during the rare interview where we get around to actually discussing the game.
For the record, I’d like to see the Broncos win. I’m not sure why, but it probably has something to do with wanting Peyton Manning to win his 2nd title. I just feel like I’d rather see Denver win than Seattle. Plus, as I said last October when the Red Sox won the World Series, if Denver wins this year’s Super Bowl, that pretty much eliminates them from winning next year’s Super Bowl. That means, by elimination only, the Ravens are that much closer to going to Arizona next February.