Top of the morning, Jan. 31, 2014

Top of the morning, Jan. 31, 2014

What is your first memory from the Super Bowl?

Mine is easy: Super Bowl V on Jan. 17, 1971. I was 9. We watched on our family's first color TV. Probably a Magnavox.

The final score: Baltimore (not the Ravens) 16, Dallas 13. The Colts won when Jim O'Brien hit a 32-yard field goal with 5 seconds left. A thriller. Except for the way the teams played offense. The game was dubbed the "Blunder Bowl" because of 11 turnovers.

Despite winning the game with his kick, O'Brien wasn't the MVP. That went to Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley, who had two interceptions. Howley refused the award because his team lost the game. That wouldn't happen today.

Enough with the trip down memory lane. Here's your weekend viewing guide: a Super Bowl edition.


"Sounds of the Super Bowl," 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1

The special was done by NFL Films. And that means you are going to see and hear clips you will never find on "SportsCenter." Because of its relationship with the league, NFL Films gets better access than any media outlet. Ever. NFL Films continues to provide quality coverage unmatched in any other sport.


NFL Honors, 7 p.m., WCCU (Fox)

The awards show from New York's Radio City Music Hall celebrates the best plays and players from the 2013 season. Kind of like the Academy Awards for guys who smash into each other. Among the awards being handed out are MVP, Coach of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Walter Payton Man of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Fans were asked to vote for the best plays of the year, which will be cut to a Top 10.


Super Bowl: Broncos vs. Seahawks, 5:30 p.m., WCCU (Fox)

If you are determined to fill your heads with meaningless stats and trivia about the two teams, you can turn on Fox at 11 a.m. for "Road to the Super Bowl." A better plan would be to find yourself a party somewhere in town and load up on nachos and Diet Pepsi. Once the game actually starts, you will hear the reliable Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They won't blow you away with their personalities. They are more like a pair of comfortable shoes. They will have everything covered and probably give you too much information. If you are watching at a party, there will be a lot of revelry, so you won't hear them anyway. No big loss.

As for that prediction, go with Denver 35, Seattle 31. Just a hunch that Richard Sherman and Peyton Manning have a lot to do with the outcome.

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