What? There’s a game here in NY on Sunday? Who plays?

January 30, 2014 | Drew Forrester

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.

Go Broncos!

6 Comments For This Post

  1. Robert Says:

    I too am pulling for Denver, but for a different reason. I haven’t forgotten about the dubious circumstances around & under which Carroll left the USC football program, and being a karma guy, I expect the Seahawks to reap what Carroll has sewn. Cheers.

  2. unitastoberry Says:

    Carroll’s a dirtbag but a good head coach. Manning has kept the Ravens out of the dance several times over the last 13 years. If they could both lose it would be nice. I think I’m going to do some ice fishing at Deep Creek lake this weekend.

  3. BudIce05 Says:

    Peyton Manning going into the locker room to congratulate Ray Lewis after last year loss is all the reason to root for the Broncos in the Super Bowl. That was one of the most classiest thing I ever witnessed in sports.

  4. lakerboy Says:

    As an SC alumnus I’m rooting for the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl. Pete Carroll is a bit of a lightning rod. I loved him during his tenure at SC. Before folks start casting dispersions about Coach Carroll they should be aware of the many charitable things he’s been involved with, particularly in the LA community. He’s been very involved with disadvantaged, “at risk” youths in LA (Boys & Girls Clubs) and has supported those programs even after being hired as head coach for the Seahawks. As for the sanctions and the Reggie Bush affair…it has never been proven that Coach Carroll knew anything about the dealings with Reggie Bush and his parents. The NCAA really never “proved” anything. SC was railroaded by an entity that was out to “get” former SC AD, Mike Garrett. Garrett stonewalled the NCAA during the Bush investigation, and the school wound up paying for his belligerence. Coach Carroll is the kind of guy who you love if he’s on your side, but dislike if he’s not. On Sunday I’ll be rooting for Seattle.

  5. John in Westminster Says:

    Seattle should win a very close game on paper. However, there’s a reason your NFL ticket includes the words “For Entertainment Purposes Only”. The Broncos win on a late Manning drive against one of this year’s best defenses (who suspiciously decides to play prevent D) to “cement Peyton’s legacy as one of the NFL’s best QBs ever.

  6. The Armchair QB Says:

    Hard to get excited about this game, but it would be nice to see Manning go out on top, presuming this is his final game! It would also be “poetic justice” to see Manning put a proverbial thumb in Jim Irsay’s eye for releasing him with the absurd reasoning that Manning didn’t win enough championships in Indianapolis, proving, once again, that it’s a “round world”!

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