Cam Netwon: 'Year of the Ray-ven'

NEW ORLEANS -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made his Super Bowl prediction Friday with a witty tribute to one of the game’s elder statesman.

“I think it’s the year of the Raven," Newton said. “When I say Raven, I’m putting the Y after the Ra, Ray-ven."

That’s obviously a reference to Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis, who said he will retire after Sunday’s game.

Newton made the comment during a news conference for Gatorade Sports Science Institute in which he discussed how he’s using nutrition to make sure he gets the most out of his performance.

I got some one-on-one time to discuss football with Newton, and I’ll be back with the highlights of what we talked about in a bit.