Published: February 6th, 2011 | Tags: Super Bowl XLV, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Charles Woodson, Craig Ellenport, Dave Dameshek, Desmond Howard, Gil Brandt, Hugh Jackman, James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, Marcus Allen, Mike Wallace
ARLINGTON, Texas — We made it. And not a moment too, soon. Super Bowl week has been wonderful, but it is nice to finally take our seat in the press box. (Right next to Steve Sabol, no less.) The best thing about the press box is that it’s just a great place to talk ball. We just like to sit around here and talk ball. This is safe zone.
Free from all the talk about weather, Dealey Plaza and, of course, Hugh Jackman.
Alright, who am I kidding, we’re talking about all of those things. But we also started making our picks for Super Bowl MVP. Here is a sampling.
Gil Brandt: “The quarterback will be the MVP, regardless of team. The only non-quarterback I can see winning the MVP award is LaMarr Woodley.”
Craig Ellenport: “I have been on record saying that LB James Harrison would be the MVP. He quite possibly could have been the MVP of the Steelers’ last Super Bowl.
“For the record, I asked Charles Woodson who the last Heisman Trophy winner to win the Super Bowl MVP was, and he didn’t know. To his credit, he did guess Marcus Allen, forgetting that Desmond Howard was the last one to do it. Oh, and they both went to the same college.”
Dave Dameshek: “If the Packers win it’s Aaron Rodgers. If the Steelers win, WR Mike Wallace. I bet the Steelers try to hit them fast and try to go over the top to Wallace.”
And it should be noted, Dameshek has been adamant that the Packers are gonna win.
As for my pick, … Oh wait, nobody cares. But for posterity, the Steelers are going to win and Ben Roethlisberger will win the MVP.
How about you? There are only a few hours left to make your prediction. So get to it.