Athletes give their predictions on who will win Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers on Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
"I like the Panthers because Cam Newton is just on a different level, a force to be reckoned with."
"I'm going with the underdog Broncos. Maybe it's just going with my heart, but I'm a Manning fan, mainly because his brother is the QB for my New York Giants, so I'm keeping it in the family."
"I would have to say that the Broncos have the veteran leadership in Peyton Manning and they've been there before, so they have the better overall experience. But in the end, the youth and explosiveness of Cam Newton will win the day in what will be a hard-fought Panthers' victory."
"I've got the Panthers by a dime. Man, that Broncos' defense is ferocious! I've never seen any team get after a guy like they got after Tom Brady. So how is my boy Cam Newton gonna handle them? Have you seen Cam run? He's gonna run right over them.
"Against the Patriots, that defense was allowed to be ferocious, but Cam won't allow that. As for [Broncos running back] Ronnie Hillman, he's my dude; he's just gotta work on them hands a little bit."
"I'm going with the Panthers. They're rolling right now. They've got youth and energy, and they've got a lot of momentum going into the game. If they just stay focused and don't party and get caught up [in the hype], they'll win it."
"Listen, I am a bitter Patriots fan. How do we not kick the field goals? How are we not in the Super Bowl? But I like Cam Newton. I like his style. I like his energy that he brings to the game. He truly looks like he's having fun playing the game. How could I not root for him?"
"Broncos because I'm a fan and because of the defense and Peyton Manning magic. Best QB to ever live."
"I think the [Cam] Newton factor is going to be huge. I know Denver's defense is obviously All-World. But I think the combination of [Greg] Olsen and Newton make a big difference for Carolina, so I give them the edge."
"I think it would be nice to see Peyton Manning go out on a good note, but Carolina looks pretty deep, and in our team pool I've got Carolina, so I kind of want Carolina."
"I'd love to see the Broncos win it for Peyton, one last hurrah for him, but I think the Panthers pull it off."
Prediction: Broncos "You know, I really like New England, so once Denver won, and I'm a fan of John Elway and how he built that team, and Peyton Manning, it's such a great story. I'll just say I'm probably going to be rooting for the old guy."
"I've been a Peyton Manning fan for 15 years and would love to see him go out on top."
"For Peyton Manning. I like old guys."
"Because Cam DABS!"
"Got to support my Carolina boys."
"Geez, I don't' know. I don't know. That's a good question. I kind of want the Broncos to win just so Manning can go out [with a win] but I think the Panthers are going to win. They've got a good team."
"Peyton Manning is a great competitor and with the possibility that this could be his last game I think he will be an inspiration to the Broncos to win and to end Peyton's career as a world champion. He is certainly an inspiration to me."
"It's very clear to me -- Carolina Panthers 31-27."
"I'm going with the Broncos because Peyton Manning, like Manny Pacquiao, has racked up all the records and the victories against superior opposition. Champions like Manning and Pacquiao know only one way to go out in their last rodeo and that's on top. It's Manningfest Destiny."
"It is Cam Newton's time as I believe it is Tim Bradley's and that is why Newton will win a Super Bowl and Bradley, a super championship, while Peyton Manning and Manny Pacquiao both retire after great careers."
"I don't know what the score will be but the Carolina Panthers are the better team. One big reason is that they have Cam Newton as quarterback."
"I'm not really into it that much because I've got my own Super Bowl to worry about on Feb. 27, and I'm coming to win the championship. I like Peyton Manning a lot, but I think Cam Newton is going to take care of business. Panthers 21-14."
"I'm going to pick the Carolina Panthers to win the Super Bowl this year. They are the better team."