Jason Witten wins the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. Nice clips and tributes to Payton who passed away in 1999. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago, but there you go. At one point I owned a Payton RC
The Sandy Hook kids choir and Jennifer Hudson are singing "America the Beautiful". Noting beats Ray Charles, but the kids were sure fun. Not a big fan of Ms. Hudson, but she looks incredible, and I think it's a nice tribute to all those who have lose their lives in senseless tragedies due to gun violence.
Some of the Ravens are getting pretty emotional, they might have the edge in terms of really wanting to win the big game.
Alicia Keys doing the National Anthem. I've always known there were three other verses of the Star Spangled Banner, I looked them up just a few weeks ago, they are much more powerful than the one verse that we all know and love Check it out:
I'm not a big fan of Ms. Keys but she did a nice soulful rendition.
The latest HOFers will be out in a minute for the coin flip. We're now at the point in my personal football watching career that I actually saw the modern inductees play their entire career. In fact I remember Draft Day for Warren Sapp who dropped because of a weed test. UCLA Alum Ogden had a wonderful career.
Baltimore wins the toss and defers. Time for Kickoff!