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Super Bowl Sunday live blog right here

Super Sunday!

It is here and one can only imagine a future Sunday such as this iduring which we are watching the Miami Dolphins in the ultimate NFL game. OK, daydream over.

It's about the Colts and the Saints today.

I have picked the Colts. They're the better team. I hope the Saints win. They're the better story. Plus, I love underdogs.

We will be blogging live throughout the day and game. I will be on here around 5 p.m. and we can start then.

Meantime, let me give you a few things to consider:

It is gorgeous here in South Florida, if you happen to be one of my readers from out of the area. And yet, this paradise I call home is under pressure from the NFL to improve Sun Life Stadium to bring it up to the NFL's standards.

That tells me the game might not be returning to Miami for a long time. As it stands, the next game up for bid is 2014. The NFL will award that game in two or three months and I doubt they will give it to Miami only months removed from our last game.

But there are other issues that suggest the game might not be back here in a long time. Seems the NFL wants a roof over Sun Life Stadium because it wants to guard against the possibility of rain here. The Dolphins have already put out designs for such a structure. They've given no price tag on the structure -- that has a hole atop it, by the way -- but it is clear they don't want to pay the hundreds of millions it might cost to make it reality.

As a taxpayer and football fan and someone not insane, I think the roof over Sun Life is a terrible idea and not just because it looks hideous.

Even if you forget that the Dolphins have a weather advantage in early season home games and a cover might negate that, even if you forget we are in a recession, I object to the idea because I refuse to bow to the NFL's hypocrisy on the issue.

The fact is Tampa will continue to bid on Super Bowls but the NFL has not asked that region to put a roof on their stadium.

The fact is the NFL cannot be so concerned about rain here on Super Bowl Sunday here while lifting the weather clause from its Super Bowl bidding rules to allow the new Giants/Jets Stadium (which has no cover) to bid on the 2014 game. 

(Super Bowls are by rule not to be played in areas where the average January/February weather averages below 50 degrees unless the game is to be played indoors. New Jersey fails on both counts, which is why the league conveniently lifted the clause this one time.)

Anyway, you probably don't feel strongly about this unless you're a South Florida resident. I am. I want Super Bowl's to continue coming here. It's a good thing. But we're good for them because this is a great place to be in February.

And that doesn't mean we should have to live up to rules no other region has to abide by. Period.

Anyway, one last thing before the live blog: I will be among the 16 panelists casting a ballot on the Super Bowl MVP tonight. At the right time, I will ask my twitter followers to tweet me their reasoned suggestions for MVP. I will take those suggestions into consideration in making my choice.

So follow me on twitter.

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The Dolphins won't ever have to throw the ball like dat

Armando,

We've been saying, "I wish the Dolphins could throw the ball like that..."
since 1999!!!!!

2 point stance only to lessen impact of helmet to helmet contact

2 points stance = N.ational F.airies L.eague

So will Jesus, Po, but I ain't got a millineum, you know?

Colts45Saints42Jay-z rox,fins win next season...start dis game o ready!!!

LMAO Mando....

I got to much Faith.

Armando I follow u on Twitter,how will u know wat a chico like me thinks is MVP?

Carlito, lingerie bowl would have better hits

I didn't know Queen Latifah could sing!

Queen latifah is a cute fat girl!!!

The setbacks of missing the movie Chicago.

No Carlito Was on ATAC swim team, they used FAMU'S pool.

I am White trash, LOL.

There are a few white folks at FAMU....
I went to FSU.

Dang rye she could sing!

But this b!@$h is fine!!!

Live surgery comeing up next

Carrie Underwood is stright up HOT!!!!!!!!!!!

football time.i am ready /

They did a new Larry n Jordan but lb n dj!cool

carrie underwood IS COLD GIRL .DOESN'T HAVE ANY SEXY ANY THING CUBAN .

Good to see #22

Aloco, Do you have meatball subs ready??

3 OF THEM W/ PROVOLONE CHEESE .

No surprise. Dwight Freeney starts for the Colts.

Freeney looked bad

Real slow

3n out!

This is definitely a Saints crowd. I wish the dolphins fans were this loud in this stadium when the other team has gets the ball.

It's the loudest I've ever heard the s b crowd

Listen...

harper of saints will be available fa with no cba

Dallas Clark was a LB in college. Amazing.

Good d

Slice!

Austin Collie. Wooof!

Manning has to stay underneath b/c Saints taking away deep and keeping things in front

Int by any other

Great looking field! What a job done by that crew! Whoever plays in that Stadium during the regular season is very lucky to have a sharp looking home field!

Manning looks like a man playing against boys...

Saints are bringing 3

... Except during Marlins season Stanley.

Field goal try, Saints strategy worked this drive

Mando, I know about the specially grown sod for the SB but it looks like it's lime green. And no, I didn't eat any shrooms.

And Sat night cane games Mandi

CoCo, Have you drank any Kool-Aid lately????? OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH..

hey mando
what about stallworth to the fins i know he messed up but other people have done worse and still play ala ray lewis.

the field look gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful.

Meanwhile the first Tim Tebow commercial aired. What was all the freakin' fuss about?

Its going to be up to Brees

ONE OF THE WORST NFL SUPER BOWL EVER .

Freeney looks lame:(

Nope Cuban, just Becks and some California Orange.

Marques Colston doing a Ted Ginn impersonation.

Nice drop....

Saw the tebow commercial... How stupid!

Didn't Know Ginn played for the Saints...

LOL Mando...

Fact is both these teams have outstanding offensive lines!

Gotta be quick with Mando in the house.

Big sur holy for me!

Manning will get them outa this hole

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