Super Bowl, Andy Pettitte, the NBA and Other Highlights for Today

J. David Lee@jdavidlee19Contributor IIIFebruary 4, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 04:  A man walks along a snow covered sidewalk on February 4, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. More than four inches of snow fell overnight in the North Texas area. The Green Bay Packers will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The clock is winding down, and we're getting closer to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLV. While these two teams may not have the same marquee value that other teams do, the game should be really good.

Both quarterbacks come into the game playing well. Is there a weakness to exploit? We'll find out on Sunday.

One thing, though: Why don't we play the Super Bowl on Saturday? I'd bet that the ratings would be much higher for a longer period of time. A friend of mine throws a Half a Super Bowl party. Everyone goes home at halftime because we all have to work on Monday.

This just in: Albert Haynesworth accused of a road rage incident? Had he been talking to Mike Shanahan on the Bluetooth?

Andy Pettitte has announced his retirement from the New York Yankees. Now, many people are accusing him of pulling a stunt much like Roger Clemens. They say that Pettitte will be back in June. Personally, I don't see that happening because Pettitte has always been a stand-up guy. Not that he's perfect—he admitted using human growth hormone. He was man enough to own up to it, though.

Pettitte's legacy is safe as probably the greatest postseason pitcher of his generation. I have a hard time saying ever because the times are different.

Did anybody see? The world's top-ranked golfer started the season by missing the cut in Qatar. Tiger Woods? No, Lee Westwood is back trying to build on the huge year he had in 2010.

Kurt Warner says Ben Roethlisberger is not yet a Hall of Fame quarterback. I don't know why it's even a question this soon. We all get WAY too excited about players while they are still in the early parts of their careers. No matter what happens on Sunday, if Big Ben played eight more years, threw more picks than TDs and never won another Super Bowl, he wouldn't be in a Hall of Fame conversation.

Speaking of that, I was shocked recently when I was alerted to Joe Namath's NFL stat line. For his career he completed just a smidge over 50 percent of his passes. His rookie year was the ONLY year he threw more touchdown passes than interceptions. His career QB rating is 65. He's a Hall of Famer? Maybe we should get Ben's bust ready for Canton.

The Laker gave one away to the Spurs. Regular season basketball is useless. Can we just skip to the playoffs, when everybody plays hard?