Why Hoda is rooting for the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII

Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:40 AM ET

Kathie Lee and Hoda are excited for the Super Bowl, despite not being super-fans of either the Ravens or the 49ers.

"There's not a team that everybody's followed for years," mused Hoda, who is a Saints fan herself. KLG admitted that she didn't think people were as caught up in the usual "hoopla," but they've both already chosen a team to temporarily root for.

So who will they be betting on Superbowl Sunday?

"I'm going with the Ravens, because I grew up in Maryland," said KLG.

Hoda agreed, but for different reasons. "I watched 'The Blind Side,'" she said, and gushed of Ravens offensive tackle and the inspiration for the film, "Oh my God, Michael Oher!"

It's a tried-and-true tactic in Vegas: put your money on the best Sandra Bullock movie tie-in.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who knows very little about sporting contests.


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