Michael Phelps approaches his Super Bowl pick with equal parts athletic achievement and brand loyalty.
So while he admires Tom Brady, he will not commit to the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI.
Phelps commented on the big game, his trademark Phelps face, and hosting the Big Game Big Give poker tournament Saturday night in Houston.
“As an athlete you root to watch athletes do great and remarkable and impressive things that have never been done before. So you look at Tom [Brady] having a chance to win his fifth [Super Bowl], you gotta root for him,” Phelps said.
But then he added: “I'm keeping it more political and rooting for both sides. I'm rooting for...