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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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Sure did look like they gave henning a courtesy play call

Nah I was thinkin jay-z/Rihanna

Early jitters are gone should be a good game. Looked like indy was gonna run away with it.

Oh and f u ck favre.

So much for that beautiful turf, right?

Cfphinfan - get a life and blow me.

Play calling.. Should have done a play action..Would hav worked

Dddddddddddddddd!he got scared n slipped

Saints much bigger up front than Colts ... why are they running outside on third-and-goal from the 1?

Mando, think this will be Hennings last year?

I don't know why they aren't using the fullback on short


I guess y'all love kiss too?ol rock is great

We need a thumbs up thumbs down rating system and a contribution level sytem for this blog in 2010, please mando we need something different, so we know who is who.

When it fails... Go back to it again... Wow horrible an simms is an idiot for saying that was a good play call

Yes who dat,n I g g a we dat,good d

Saints are strong at the guard and center.. Run up the middle!!!!!

Think Payton wanna score?

They gave henning a courtesy possesion.. Looks like he called that entire drive!

Mando.. There enough beer in that place for saints fans

Now Henning is calling for the colts!

What are the odds we have on getting merriman ir dumervil

Fullback run on your own 15 an u have 45 second yet.. Dan henning where are u!!!!!!

U guys r ruff,ha!

Don't mind going for it but the off tackle call was garbage.

Haha.. No chance! Dumervil is restricted!!! And merriman isn't what parcells WANs

Enough beer? Judging from Sean Payton's playcalling, the beer is flowing on the N.O. sidelines, too.

Too conservative for me

Forget Dumervil totally, he is restricted and we would have to give up two first round picks AND take on contract

Rhianna or Jay-Z, Iam cool with that...

The commercials are funny.

Whoever bet the over is sweating...

Colts are letting the saints stay in the game.. Freaking fullback run on your own 15 are u kidding me dave wannstadt

I thought prince tore it up in the rain in Miami!

Dumervil or Merriman? Less than 1 percent chance.

Will we get any big name people cause we could use some one well known anywhere

Not a great game so far, but it is exciting. You don't know what these teams are going to do next.

True dat Cuban,we agreed alot this past season my bad for dissin the who...

Great now we get to listen to theese 2 clowns sharp and Boomer!

Come on Mando...probably at least 2%

Boomer the Marino hater and Shannon with those dorky ties

should be a good second half, with payton and peyton adjusting.

Jim Caldwell is playing not to lose. That will lose him the game. He has no idea what he is doing. He was blessed to have Peyton Manning as his QB. If he is smart he will let Peyton pick his own plays the whole second half. If not, they might lose playing like poon-fairies.

What wr will we get

Caldwell coaches at Wake.. Come on he doesn't know what he's doing.. Manning and Tom Moore run that team

I had to take a TO from super bowl party to say this. DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS !!! right MANDO ???? LMFAO !!!!!

Shannon sounds like he is always talking with food in his mouth!

Would love to see the bLACK EYE PEAS TOO....

Dolphan98... Watch the draft

Can't wait for the draft. We better get mcclain

Colts have this game

Now that's high percentages there!

Saints can and will come back

Saints aren't making adjustments on third down

Caldwell will think he knows what's best, ignore Payton and lose

NJ PHIN FAN you're right about defense. We were all expecting a wide open shoot out

I really can't wait to see what the fins do in free agency (probably not much), but one impact player will help and the draft. I think in two years the fins will be a very strong team. Not 2010, but 2011 they will be good, really good!

Love to see fifty or Em but they ain't family friendly

Oh yeah, second half will be very high scoring, just like the Steelers and Cardinals SB.

I hope so. We need to get a WR or LB in free agency. A good one(or two) for the fins

" By halftime you guys will be saying damn i wish miami can throw like this " Posted by armando salguero. LMAO !!! DEFENSE ! DEFENSE ! DEFENSE ! . lATER FOLKS

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