Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need To Know: February 2nd, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
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The big day is finally here, folks. Super Bowl Sunday has arrived as the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are merely hours away from locking horns in what will be the 48th edition of football’s biggest game. However, before the Lombardi Trophy is put on display Rant Sports is honored to bring you up to speed on what’s happening on one of the biggest days of the year for sports fans.

Peyton Manning is hoping to receive two MVP Awards in less than 24 hours. The Broncos’ quarterback was named the 2014 NFL MVP on Saturday night and here’s why the man obsessed with the word “Omaha” is indeed the greatest quarterback of all time:

Peyton Manning’s 5th MVP Award Effectively Makes Him GOAT

Believe it or not; college basketball is doing its best to steal the Super Bowl spotlight — and it’s working! The California Golden Bears pulled off an unreal upset Saturday night and we are here to fill you in on what the brand-new rankings are bound to look like on Monday:

California Golden Bears Flip College Basketball Upside Down With Upset Win

With Michael Young‘s recent retirement from the game of baseball, it’s only right for Rant Sports to give the summer sport some love. I know it’s only February, but here’s a power-packed slideshow for the sports fans who could care less about Super Sunday:

10 MLB Stars That the Game Will Truly Miss in 2014

Oh boy. What are sports without a pointless rivalry every now and again? Well, Michael Strahan and Warren Sapp are currently feuding despite the New York Giants‘ defensive end being named to the Hall of Fame on Saturday — here’s the scoop:

Michael Strahan Selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame; Warren Sapp Can’t Be Happy

And back we go to the topic of the day, week and likely the month. Super Bowl XLVIII is on everyone’s brain, but be sure to read up on a few Seahawks’ storylines that you might have missed given all of the Manning praise:

5 Most Intriguing Seattle Seahawks Storylines to Watch in Super Bowl XLVIII

 Don’t forget to check back in tomorrow as Rant Sports will have an in-depth recap of football’s biggest game, along with a few other headlines that you probably won’t get anywhere else.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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