Sikahema pulling for Cards

Update: Sikahema explained later that his words were taken out of context and he's not rooting for the Cardinals.

Update 2: Click here to listen to Sikahema explain himself during an ESPN 950 interview with  Mike Missanelli.

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NBC 10 sports director and anchor Vai Sikahema spent time with both the Eagles and the Cardinals during his eight-year NFL career, so which team will he be pulling for come Sunday?

"I have loyalties to both organizations, but people who know me know that I openly root for the Cardinals," he told Bob Young of The Arizona Republic. "It's been easier since they left the (NFC East) division. But they're the team that took a chance on me 27 years ago."

Sikahema started his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986. He spent the final two years of his career with the Eagles.

While he's rooting for Arizona, Sikahema said in the article that he expects the Eagles to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

"Both teams are playing with house money at this point, and it's not that I won't root for the Cardinals," he said, "but I'm looking at it like the guys in Vegas are - the Eagles are a better team, and they have a lot of guys who have been through this before. They're battle tested. I think that's going to be the difference in the game."

By the way, Jordin Sparks will sing the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

Click here for our earlier post about what the national media are saying about the Eagles.