TEMPE, Ariz. -- Unlike the playoffs, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday.
But who he’s cheering for is still up in the air.
Arians is good friends with Seattle quarterbacks coach Carl Smith, and he’s also close with Denver’s quarterback, Peyton Manning.
“I’d like to see (the Seahawks) win so they have the Super Bowl hangover,” Arians said. “But, of course, I’m rooting for Peyton, so that’s really hard.”
As most fans do, Arians wants to see a good game. But he’s hoping it doesn’t snow.
“I really don’t want the weather to affect it,” he said.
The last Super Bowl he coached in, XLIII in Tampa Bay in 2009, he didn’t have to worry about snow gloves or winter coats. It also happened to be against his current employer.
Arians was the offensive coordinator for the Steelers when they beat the Cardinals, 27-23. He hasn’t chided the few Cards who are left from that team, but he makes sure they see the jewelry from that game.
“You put the ring out there so they can see them,” Arians said. “We got a lot of rings on our coaching staff.
“One of the first things we talked about when we got together is 'believe in these guys, because they’ve been there.'"