Former KSAL Sports Director Chris Allison is in San Francisco this week for Super Bowl 50 covering the Carolina Panthers.
Allison is now part of 730 ESPN in Charlotte and joined in on the KSAL Morning News with a look at the NFL’s biggest show.
“This is my first Super Bowl,” he said.
“The media center is incredible where all your television and national radio shows are being held. It’s a circus to say the least.”
Allison left Salina for sports radio KGSO in Wichita about ten years ago and then made the jump to Charlotte in the Fall of 2013.
Allison noted with all the celebrities in the area he has been amazed to witness members of the media jumping up to take pictures with the VIPs.
“Selfies are the new autograph I’ve really found that out.”
Panthers vs. Broncos – Classic or Clunker?
Allison told listeners even with all the talk about a Carolina 31-10 type blowout over the Broncos on the strength of Cam Newton’s arm, he believes the game will play out as one of the best in recent years.
“I think Gary Kubiak and his coaching staff will come up with a great game plan and think we have a chance to see a classic.”
Allison predicts the Panthers with a win over Denver, 27-24.