I’m all for blizzards, especially the kind served at Dairy Queen, but this week’s storm that paralyzed the city was ridiculous.

I speak for everybody on The Rock — please, no more snow. The weather God is paying us back for the incredibly warm summer that he blessed us with.

Cody couldn’t get enough of the snow — swimming through it in a laughable way— while Pepper Jack was not impressed with the fluffy, white stuff that made his walks uncomfortable.

For those in Pepper Jack’s camp, the Super Bowl couldn’t have come at a better time. We can all stay indoors and off the slippery streets to prepare for the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.   

This will come as a shocker, growing up I was a fan of the 49ers. They were my NFC team. 

I had a plaque of Joe Montana hanging on a wall in my bedroom, a pennant pinned to the door and a sweet 1990s starter jacket that I wore out.

 I was all about the  red and gold. I rooted for Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, Ricky Waters and Jeff Garcia — the later I got to watch bowl on a beach in Waikiki as a Pro Bowler. 

As I got older, I phased out the 49ers. It was because the Seahawks — my primary NFL team — was moved from the AFC to the NFC West. I couldn’t root for two teams in the same division, so I said goodbye to the  Niners and put all my gear in the closet.

It’s hard to admit, but the child in me will be rooting for the 49ers on Sunday. 

The Chiefs are masterful on offense, but the 49ers are a complete team. As electric as Patrick Mahomes is, he will have to deal with Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman and Dee Ford.

With a running attack that bleeds the clock, San Francisco will control the tempo and prevail with a 28-21 victory. 

Because the Super Bowl is a paradise for gamblers, here are a few of the interesting prop bets that I found at bovada.com to spice up your party. 


How many TikToks will Patrick Mahomes’ brother make on Feb. 2? Over/under 5.5. 

I have no idea what a TikTok is, so I’m going under. 


How many times will Alex Rodriguez be shown during the halftime show? Over/under .5. 

Jennifer Lopez, the fiancée of Rodriguez, is performing at halftime with Shakira. Rodriguez will be in attendance but will be far away from the cameras. Under. 


Will Andy Reid eat a cheeseburger before the end of the Super Bowl broadcast?

Reid — a Hall of Fame coach searching for his first Super Bowl win — devoured a cheeseburger after beating the Titans in the AFC Championship game. Reid will not eat a cheeseburger on Sunday. 


How many times will the broadcast team mention Katie Sowers being the first female coach in the Super Bowl? Over/under .5. 

Sowers is an offensive assistant for the 49ers. This is a cool story and will be mentioned at least once. 


Will any scoring drive take less time than it takes Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem? 

The Chiefs can strike on one play. Easy money. Yes.  


Will Giannis Antetokounmpo have more points and rebounds than Sammy Watkins has receiving yards? 

Watkins is third on the Chiefs passing attack, while the Greek Freak is a scoring machine. Yes. 


Will the MVP of the Puppy Bowl be a pure breed or a mixed breed? 

For those who are not interested in the Super Bowl, flip to Animal Planet to watch the Puppy Bowl. This will be the year a mixed breed wins MVP. 





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