Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning likely will be the main topic for CBS’ Super Bowl pregame coverage Sunday. Let’s hope the analysts don’t get as carried away as some of them did recently in discussing the game with media writers.
Sterling Sharpe, who will be part of "The Super Bowl Today” pregame show, is so enamored with Manning, a four-time MVP, that he expects him to win MVP "the next four years.” Nor surprisingly, he’s picking the Colts to win the game. "If the Colts don’t turn over the football,” he said, "I don’t see how they lose the football game.” Game analyst Phil Simms, who quarterbacked the New York Giants to a 39-20 victory over Denver in Super Bowl XXI, also raves about Manning. "He plays to his size, dominating in every aspect — physically, personality, the way he handles himself on the field,” he said. Simms also doesn’t believe the Saints will be able to pressure Manning like they did Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the NFC championship game. Simms did put in a good word for Drew Bees, who has turned into a star quarterback with the Saints.