Either from the field or in front of a TV, most of the TODAY family will be glued to the Super Bowl this Sunday. Where do their loyalties lie? TODAY.com asked our talent who they were rooting for to win the big game. Here are their answers:
Ann: Everything I know about football, you could barely fill a paragraph. My husband is rooting for the Giants; my son is rooting for the Patriots. So to stay married and to keep my son happy, I'm actually not going to say who I'm really rooting for!
Al: I'm hoping for a repeat of that amazing game in 2008 with the exact same outcome. Each team has three Super Bowl rings. Here's to the Giants ending up with four!
Natalie: I'll be rooting for the Giants. I love Eli Manning and his calm, stealth-like demeanor. And I'm enjoying all of the buzz that Victor Cruz is bringing the team with his salsa celebrations. I'm just excited about a great football game, family time and, of course, some pretty hilarious commercials.
Savannah: I know it is a cliche, but I'm rooting for a close game!
Hoda: I am GO BLUE! Why? As a Saints' fan I am partial to my New Orleans boys — and Eli is a big New Orleans boy. So it's not GO BLUE ... it's GEAUX BLUE!
Kathie Lee: She didn't respond in time for comment, but we're pretty sure she's rooting for the Giants! Her husband Frank is a Hall of Fame football player who spent the majority of his career with the Giants. He helped take his team to five NFL Championship Games.
Jenna Wolfe, Sunday TODAY anchor: I'm rooting for the Seahawks because it would be an unbelievable upset if they won.
Jill Martin, TODAY contributor of Steals and Deals fame: I've been a Giants fan my whole life, and Victor Cruz recently taught me how to salsa at a Knicks game. I can't wait to learn the Super Bowl victory dance!
Bobbie Thomas, TODAY Style Editor: Hard to say because their uniform colors are so similar. But I like the shiny silver helmets — and I was raised in New England — so go Pats!
Jeff Rossen, correspondent: I'm cheering for the GIANTS! The team has heart. People come and go, and yet they still manage to pull it together as a team. Besides, if I root for Boston I'll be strung up in my house. It's really a personal safety issue.
Peter Alexander, correspondent: The Bears ... oh wait!
Jenna Bush Hager, correspondent: The Ravens! Haha ... I guess the Giants since I live in New York.
Tamron Hall, NBC News correspondent who was born in Texas: The Pats because the Giants beat the Cowboys!
Bob Dotson, NBC News correspondent: Who do I like in the Super Bowl? I haven't been asked such a tough question since I found out all of my future brother-in-laws carried guns — one was a cop, one was a Federal agent, one was an inspector in the Air Force, and the last? Yikes, he was a Marine! I would be the only brother-in-law to show up for the Super Bowl VI family gathering and NOT lock a gun in the coat closet. My in-laws' favorite team in 1972 was the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys were playing the Miami Dolphins. I liked sunshine and palm trees. How would I respond?
I waited to answer that question until all the guns were in the gun safe. Then I placed my reporter's notebook and tape recorder in the lock box, too.
"No comment," I beamed. I like to think that's why I'm still invited to the family Super Bowl party. I've managed never to answer "Who do you like in the Super Bowl?" Not in 40 years of marriage.
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Steve Veres is an editor for TODAY.com. He was born in Boston and lives in New York City — he can't lose!