Super Bowl not always about the game

Yours truly has been fortunate enough to attend six Super Bowls as a member of the media. And what you discover when covering Super Bowls is that it isn’t always about the game. Here are the things I remember most about the Super Bowls I covered …

Brady-Manning, one last time …

Two Hail Marys and a Hail Larry? Two legendary QBs squaring off? Upstart QB — maybe even the MVP — vs. a retread? These NFL playoffs have had it all, with the promise of more high-level entertainment to come …

All hail … aww hell, the Bungles

The latest Cincinnati debacle still stings — and smells — in so many different ways. After the still-incomprehensible meltdown in the final 1 minute, 36 seconds, Marvin Lewis is 0-for-7 in the postseason. Ol’ Marvin has to go — and here’s why.

Death of one of the good guys

Marvin Panch passed away on New Year’s Eve. He was one of the good guys who helped build his sport of stock-car racing, and Panch was the central figure in one of NASCAR’s greatest stories that still has legs today.

Where does Kobe rank all-time?

There was a time not long ago when Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest basketball players in the world, and he belongs in the discussion of who’s the greatest of all time. But he doesn’t top the list. In fact, Bryant doesn’t even belong in the top five.

Sanity in the 'Star Wars' conversation

It’s a movie, people. It’s supposed to entertain us, that’s all. If you’re offended by another Star Wars flick, it’s really simple. Stay home. But don’t give in to some seemingly self-serving need to blast all those who are excited about it.