Welcome to another Monday and another jam packed version on Conversation Starters. Football fans around the world are talking about the upcoming Super Bowl matchup. You can too. The topics are listed below with suggested questions in italics. Click the links for more information or just get the ball rolling and let the sports fans fill in all the details.
NFL – The Super Bowl is set. It will be the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers playing in the big game February 6th in Dallas. Only one team will go home with the Lombardi Trophy. Are you planning a party? What do you think of the matchup? Who will win?
NFL – There were issues for both losing quarterbacks Sunday. A week after leading his team to a win against the Seahawks, Chicago Quarterback Jay Cutler is under fire for leaving Sunday’s game against Green Bay with a knee injury. Does he deserve the criticism?
Jet’s Quarterback Mark Sanchez says a headset malfunction interfered with communication between him and the coaches. Would a more experienced quarterback have been able to overcome that? Or is it a convenient excuse in the loss?
NFL – There’s a break from playoff football this week but you can still get your Sunday fix with the Pro Bowl. The game is Sunday in Hawaii and it’s the NFL’s version of an All Star game, but you won’t see members of the Steelers and Packers. They’re busy preparing for the Super Bowl. Will you watch the Pro Bowl? Do you root for a team or individual players?
College Hoops – Just two unbeaten teams remain Ohio State and San Diego State. Keep your eye on Wednesday’s matchup between San Diego State and BYU, it will be one of the toughest opponents SDST faces all year. Do you think they can continue their roll? How’s your team doing?
Australian Open –Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals, meaning he’s still in line for the “Rafa Slam.” He’s already won three straight majors and a win at the Australian Open he would hold all four Grand Slam trophies at the same time. On the women’s side, Kim Clijsters advanced to the quarterfinals as well. She is in the second season of a comeback after 2 years in retirement. The tournament ends January 30th. Who do you think will win? Who are you following? Why?