Well, we made it through the week leading into the Big Game, Super Bowl XLVII. What else could we have talked about the last few days than what's happening down in New Orleans? That's just what we did. We even got a few former champions to stop by and give their thoughts on 49ers-Ravens. For all of our other chats, check out our chat archive page.
Dave (Lake Ridge, VA)
Drew, as a QB, how tough is it for you to gameplan for someone like Ed Reed?
Drew Brees, Super Bowl XLIV champion, MVP
Here's the thing, it's hard to gameplan for him, because he's not where he's supposed to be. You know what the defense is supposed to look like, but he uses his instincts to be where the ball is. You have to be very aware of where he is. Full transcript
Joe, which team wins and why? I'm a Niners fan but Baltimore is really reminding me of Giants and Packers from the last two years, hot and on a mission.
Joe Theismann, Super Bowl XVII champion
I think you nailed it. I think you absolutely nailed it. I am picking the Ravens to win the Super Bowl because of that. I think both of these teams are equal. Whichever team wins, I don't think that will surprise people. Joe Flacco is playing the best of his career. Kaepernick is running an offense that many people don't know how to stop. The key to this game will be the discipline of the defense of the Ravens. If not, you're going to see 50 yard runs. It will happen. Full transcript
How were you able to handle family travel and ticket requests and everything else while still thinking about football?
Bill Romanowski, four-time Super Bowl champion
To tell you the truth, it was a pain in the butt. People came out of the woodwork wanting to go to the game. The organizations that I was with, there were so many people helping. In Denver, San Francisco, they made it so easy. In Oakland, it was more of a challenge, because there was only a week before the Super Bowl. Right on top of you was the game, the gameplan, everything that was happening, and you still had to deal with the family issues and the tickets. It is an issue. Usually the team that handles it best usually wins the game. Full transcript