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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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Dolphins o line couldn't hang with either one of these... And my god what I would do for Dallas Clark

Seems to me like the Saints have some jitters going on. Anyone agree, disagree?

Startin to look like brees can't rise to manning level

Saints look as nervous as Scott green did flipping the coin!

Only differance was mando, Colston was looking where he was gonna run after catching it.,Ginn would of gone down in a fetal position (If he caught it at all)

Well the n o d is not as good,blame their d

I have always felt the saints offense is overrated.....

Awe yes the fetal position......

Did this sod come from Greg Normans farm?

Could be nerves, N.O.s gotta catch the ball.

Helmet to da ribs

Manning gets enough protection every down and he knows he has it... Let's his guys run routes

F&&k the grass

Man, Peyton Manning is sooooo good.

Switch to the run gotem on they heels

Peyton probably runs the offense all by himself. You wouldn't even need a o-coordinator. I could coach the Colts.

The whole NO offense seems nervous

Manning has every weapon he could ever need... Receivers.. Blocking.. Tight ends... Running backs... I mean come on

Tradtionally the butterflies leave both teams after the 1qtr. Whoever leaves them first is the question.

Damn Payton's good. His OC has got the easiest job in the NFL.

Jim caldwell looks like a poor mans Randy Shannon... He's jar sitting there doing nothing

Freeney isn't the only one with ankle problems in this game. J Addai just broke Darren Sharper's ankles.

Sharper... The guy everyone wants over gibril Wilson... Got his ankles broke!

good soccer reference mando

Using the running game is brilliant when Saints working to defend pass

No? They can run


Sean Payton is overrated.. It's gonna show tonight... And Caldwell is useless.. Cause manning runs the colts

It's like the jets had a better game plan against Indy than New Orleans early on.

Garcan... Yea I'll take pat turner over him!!!!!!!!!!

96 yard drive is the longest in NFL Super Bowl history.

this could get ugly

I smell a blow out I hope not

Pretty pass!

Payton Manning = Roy Hobbs

Colts are gonna kill this team... Brees is good but he can't hang with mannings dodo butter

the Saints have to do something on this drive to prove they're not going to allow Indy to blow them out. They must fight back right here.

This the referre that botched the phins a few times this year

It's looking bleek,see the tell tell signs?

These are some of the worst superbowl commercials I have ever seen!!!!!

Understatement Mando. What do they do now except get over their jitters?

Saints need to score in order to not fade away

Saints have no running game

The Colts and Dolphins are the only 2 teams that tradtionally kept those pretty looking white helmets, while all others changed and went back to them!

Best commercial yet.. The cars.com one

Commercials:hit n miss

Brees is in over his head

Lucky catch... Should have been picked

I want the Saints to lose but I hope it is atleast close.

That's not a late hit

The colts are rushing 5 while the Saints are bringing 3! the scoreboard shows it

Bullsh!t call

No truth to the rumor Joey Porter is trying to get in the CBS booth so he can slime the Dolphins some more at halftime.

I heard the same thing.. And porter will do it

CBS won't let him.. He's a loser.. Who is going to pick up am aging linebacker who is a baby

The dolphins should do a Matt Roth to Porter! Screw him!

WHat's with this guy????

Dat bad call saveing Nola

New Orleans is looking crisp

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