Weekend poll: Who will be the Super Bowl MVP?

Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - 5:43 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - 7:02 pm

• After Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s performance and interviews last Sunday, won’t it be fun to watch him get burned by the Broncos’ Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl?

• Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken some heat for that interception in the 49ers’ loss to the Seahawks, but have these folks forgotten that he nearly single-handedly kept them in the game?

• Critics contend that Kaepernick forced that pass into tight coverage, but shouldn’t we take into consideration that he’s started just 29 NFL games?

• Joe Montana went 18-11 in his first 29 starts for the 49ers (yes, that includes a Super Bowl victory), so doesn’t that make Kaepernick’s 22-7 record as a starter darn impressive?

• With all their free agents, can the 49ers afford running back Frank Gore’s expected $6.45 million salary next season?

• When the NFL resorts to having Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders select the teams, isn’t it time to do away with the Pro Bowl?

• No players from the Super Bowl teams participate and eight of nine 49ers selected won’t, either, so is the Pro Bowl really an all-star event?

• Speaking of all-star games, how can the NBA justify it if Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is left off the roster for next month’s game?

• While we applaud the Kings embracing technology – Bitcoin and Google Glass, OMG! – doesn’t winning games create the best “fan experience?”

• The affiliation with two MLS teams is a big deal for Republic FC, but does it really improve the odds that Sacramento will land an MLS franchise?

What to watch

Tennis, Australian Open, midnight, ESPN: Stay up late and catch the men’s championship between Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka.

What to do

High school wrestling, Tim Brown Memorial, Jackson Sports Academy, 5209 Luce Ave., McClellan Park, all day: Check out some of the top wrestlers in the state; the finals begin at 3 p.m.

Weekend poll

Who will be the

Super Bowl MVP?

• Denver’s Peyton Manning

• Seattle’s Russell Wilson

• Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch

• Denver’s Demaryius Thomas

• Seattle’s Richard Sherman

• Other

Vote above, or go to sacbee.com/sports

Friday’s results

What’s your view on trash talking in sports?

• It’s fun, within reason: 48%

• There’s no need, ever: 52%

Total votes: 132

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