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Super Bowl XLVI: Clayton Kershaw Picks New England Patriots Over San Francisco 49ers

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Clayton Kershaw has a lot on his plate these days, but that didn't stop him from making a Super Bowl pick. The Texas native Kershaw is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, which must make Sunday's game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, two of the Cowboys' rivals, a tough NFL playoff contest to watch.

The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner filed for salary arbitration, asking for $10 million, a record salary for a pitcher with his service time, while the Los Angeles Dodgers countered with a salary of $6.5 million for Kershaw. The two sides will likely come to a settlement in the next few weeks, but otherwise the parties will go to an arbitration hearing, something the Dodgers haven't done since 2007.

Kershaw also wrote a book along with his wife Ellen, entitled Arise: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself. Kershaw is not yet 24, and acknowledged he might be a little too young to write a book. "We know Ellen and I don't have a lot of life experience, we're still really young. But at the same time I don't think that means we can't make a difference," Kershaw said on Friday.

The pitcher is in New York to formally receive his Cy Young Award in a weekend banquet, but took time out on Friday to visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It was there where Kershaw was asked his Super Bowl pick.

"I think the Giants are a good team, but I think the 49ers are going to get them," Kershaw said. "But I like the Patriots, I think they're going to pull it off."

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