Super Bowl XLVIII is just hours away and there are reasons to watch it and reasons to watch out.
The kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. EST at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey but there's more going on already before you watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- both 15-3 teams -- take the field.
Earlier Sunday you will learn what Punxsutawney Phil in Gobbler's Knob in Pennsylvania will predict for the weather the next six weeks because Sunday is also Groundhog Day. I want winter to be over.
I wonder what Bill Murray is doing Sunday and if he will be at the Super Bowl? If I wake up to my radio alarm clock playing Sonny and Cher's "I Got You, Babe," I may just laugh and roll over and go back to sleep.
But I digress, as usual.
Sunday morning will also see a rather disturbing interview with my favorite quarterback of all time -- Joe Namath. In an interview scheduled to run on CBS Sunday Morning, the former Jets player will reveal that playing football damaged his brain.
"I've been some through some things medically," Namath told CBS News reporter Rita Braver. "I've seen some things on my brain. But I've had some treatment – and I've improved." Namath is now the most famous former NFL player to draw a connection between football and long-term head injury.
It was Namath who boldly predicted a victory 45 years ago in Super Bowl III three days before the game was played in Miami. Then he led the huge underdog Jets to a 16-7 win over then-Coach Don Shula's then-Baltimore Colts on Jan. 12, 1969. Namath also talks about how "...our bodies aren't built for football..."
I would like to go "Back to the Future" 45 years and start over and make some changes. And I'm still waiting for my "Broadway Joe" Namath football jersey.
What you SHOULDN'T care about Sunday is where Justin Bieber is sitting if he's at the Super Bowl. Authorities let his private plane land in Teterboro Airport about 3 p.m. Friday, a direct flight from Toronto. This 19-year-old Canadian kid is a mess and we should revoke his green card. He said he flew into New Jersey for Super Bowl weekend but I hope he stays at a private party because I don;t want to see him on TV.
If you watch the Super Bowl and pay attention to the ads, the Budweiser puppy ad is the best I've ever seen. Having previewed almost all of them, I already know the two that I am conflicted about -- the T-Mobile ads with Tim Tebow.
I am not a Tebow fan but the ads have him showing what he has done this year because he is a "quarterback without a team."
They show him rescuing puppies from a burning building, an obstetrician delivering a baby, a bull rider and a rock star. He still wants to be a quarterback in the NFL but, if that never materializes, he may use his "skills" on late-night TV.
Another ad to watch for is the preview of the upcoming movie "Draft Day," where Kevin Costner plays the GM of the Cleveland Browns. A lot of it was shot in Northeast Ohio starting back on May 20. It's set to open on April 11 and it's a comedy-drama about Costner desperately trying to acquire the number one draft pick.
Wow. Sounds exactly like real-life now. And don't forget that the movie -- directed by Ivan Reitman -- was originally supposed to be about the Buffalo Bills but was switched to Cleveland when Ohio pitched cheaper production costs.
And the Browns' new head coach is the former defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills so that was another thing we snatched from the Buffalo Bills.
In closing, know that Animal Planet is showing the 10th Puppy Bowl and the Weather Channel is showing the Weather Bowl, if you have no interest in watching the Super Bowl because you don't like football.
That's your choice. Me? I wouldn't miss it.
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