About as likely as any poll topic before of this weekend: 49ers or Ravens? Oddsmakers give San Francisco about a 4 point edge, not far from the odds when betting began.
Those odds seem about right to me, but I’ll make a sentimental pick and say Ravens by three, 24-21. That’s not a reasoned picked: it’s heavy on hope. Still, if there’s ever been a day for wishful thinking, it’s Super Bowl Sunday.
But has there been a recent Super Bowl with more criticism and controversy about the players on both teams? Press scrutiny of comments from San Francisco’s players, and Washington Post stories about Ray Lewis of nearby Baltimore (hitting him as hard as they possibly could), stand out as exceptions to typically bland SB coverage.
What do you think?