View Full Version : Who I like, Super Bowl version and other stuff

02-05-2011, 11:56 PM
NFL from the sidelines
After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop. Dale can also be heard on Tuesday nights throughout the season from 7 to 9 p.m. on WBGG 970-AM.

Who I like, Super Bowl version and other stuff

To me, this game comes down to the quarterbacks.

I know that the Steelers and Packers have plenty of defensive stars - the last three NFL Defensive Players of the Year will be on the field Sunday.

But the quarterbacks will be front and center.

And in a big game, with everything on the line, I'm taking Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger is 10-2 in the playoffs with a pair of Super Bowl wins under his belt. His playoff winning percentage is second only to Green Bay's Bart Starr.

The experienced Steelers will come out ready to play and get an early lead on the Packers. Green Bay may come back and take the lead, but Roethlisberger will get it done in the fourth quarter of a 31-27 Pittsburgh victory.

I had some free time - finally this week and made my way to Dallas for the first time to pick up my credentials.

We went down to the Dallas Book Depository and took the tour. Pretty interesting stuff.

I was amazed at how short Oswald's shots were.

The amazing thing is that he actually missed with the first one - opening jitters.

Goes back to what I just talked about with the Packers. When you're on the big stage for the first time, you're bound to have jitters before you get your feet under you.

We were walking down to the Depository and coming past us was a man and woman. One of the guys I was with said, "That looks like Ozzie Smith," and said, "Hey Ozzie."

Turns out it was Ozzie Smith. You never know who you'll see at a Super Bowl or where you'll see them.

Later on at the Media Center, I ran into a couple of Hall of Fame voters. They had just come out of the meeting room and I figured they were finished voting.

Turns out, they were taking a break after seven hours and whittling the 17 nominees down to 10. They were heading back in to finalize things.

The Steelers made a roster move today that was not unexpected, placing Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) on the Reserve/Injured List and adding center/guard Dorian Brooks from the practice squad.