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Steve Tasker: Super Bowl XLVII destined for sudden death

By Tim Graham

NEW ORLEANS -- Steve Tasker will be a sideline reporter for Sunday's telecast of Super Bowl XLVII and is protecting his objectivity. He refuses to pick a winner.

But the popular Buffalo Bills alum did make one prediction about what will transpire between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

"I predict overtime," Tasker told me today in the Super Bowl XLVII media center. "The head coaches may as well be twins. The teams are built with the same philosophy. They look alike when you watch them practice.

"Whatever Colin Kaepernick can bring with his legs, Joe Flacco can make up for with his accurate throwing arm and the deep ball.

"They're just so much alike, it's impossible to pick a winner in this. You may as well ask Jackie Harbaugh to tell you which son she loves more because you're not going to get an answer."

Tasker also joined The News' Bucky Gleason and guest host Lauren Mariacher earlier today on the "Bucky & Sully Show." Watch that clip below:

View all segments from today's "Bucky and Sully Show" here.


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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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