Sam Madison: ‘Super Bowl 48 Will Be Successful’ [AUDIO]
There's at least one person in the area that thinks the NFL got it right by having the Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.
4-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion, former NY Giants cornerback, Sam Madison believes that the NFL's decision to have the Super Bowl in MetLife a Stadium will ultimately be a good one. "I think they're gonna pull it off and I think it'll be successful as well."
Madison, who won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2008, was asked if he would've enjoyed playing in a cold weather Super Bowl, replied "Oh yeah most definitely, yeah but we would've been at Giants Stadium at that time." While Madison wishes his 2 favorite teams, the Giants and Dolphins (the 2 teams that he played for) were in the Super Bowl, he thinks the Seattle/Denver matchup will provide plenty of entertainment. "I think it's gong to be a lot of explosive fireworks in this football game."
Madison went on to discuss a cornerback who is getting a lot of publicity leading up to Super Bowl 48, Seattle's Richard Sherman. Sherman you may remember gave an epic post-game interview, ripping 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Madison said this of Sherman, "He's the best in the game and yes he's talking the talk but he's walking the walk." But Madison warned that Sherman's grandstanding during the NFC Championship could come back to haunt the Seahawks. "He's going to be coming to a city that's media-crazed and to do it (the rant) for that Championship game and leading into the Super bowl I thought it was not very good timing. It took a lot of the attention away from the team aspect and really glorified himself but like you said, he's the best in the game."
As far as a prediction on the game? Madison says he's sticking with his AFC roots. "I'm going with Peyton Manning. I think they have a lot of weapons that they can utilize on offense. I think the defense will be able to stop the running game of Seattle. I'm an AFC guy and I'm going to stick to the AFC." When asked to give a prediction on the final score, Madison passed. "No score prediction, as a former player you don't get into all that, you just win the game, lose the game. Anything can happen"
To listen to the entire interview, click the audio player below.