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With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders competing in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, rockets.com did a little digging around the Rockets locker room to see exactly whom the players were routing for in the big event. While a few Rockets could not come to a clear decision, many were more than willing to offer their unique Super Bowl predictions


STEVE FRANCIS

Winner: Oakland

Why?: I just like the older guys. I think they’ll win it.




CUTTINO MOBLEY

Winner: Undecided

Why?: I don’t like football. My cousin (Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley) is not in it, so I don’t care who wins.




MAURICE TAYLOR

Winner: Tampa Bay

Why?: Tampa Bay all the way baby. I’m a Bucs fan. I have been all year. They have the best defense in the league, and they’re going to win it. We all know defense wins championships in any sport.




JUAQUIN HAWKINS

Winner: Oakland

Why?: They’re a California team. That’s all there is to it. I've got to go with the hometown team.




KELVIN CATO

Winner: Oakland

Why?: They’re old and they want to win it before their time is up. Plus I’m picking the AFC in the Pro Bowl.




YAO MING

Winner: Undecided

Why?: I don't know either team. I don't watch much football.




JASON COLLIER

Winner: Undecided

Why?: The Super Bowl is always one of the best days of the year because it means football season is over.




BOSTJAN NACHBAR

Winner: Undecided

Why?: I don’t know. I really don’t watch football.




JAMES POSEY

Winner: Oakland

Why?: I really just want to see a good game. One that goes down to the wire. Tampa has a good defense, but I like offense. So I’m going with the best offensive team.




EDDIE GRIFFIN

Winner: Undecided

Why?: Who’s playing? I don’t really watch football.




TITO MADDOX

Winner: Oakland

Why?: Oakland is my team. They do it California-style.




TERENCE MORRIS

Winner: Undecided

Why?: I’m not going for anybody this year.