As the Denver Broncos face off against the Carolina Panthers in this weekend's Super Bowl, NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver joined CNBC's The Halftime Report with his take on the big game. As much as he loved being on the field when he played, Rice is staying on the sidelines when it comes to Sunday's matchup.
"I'm staying neutral right now because … no matter what you did during the regular season, or during the playoffs, it comes down to this one game. And anything can happen in this one game."
Rice said he would like to see Denver's quarterback Peyton Manning win his second super bowl, but that it would also be nice to have Panther's quarterback Cam Newton win his first.
"After winning the Heisman and the national title game, I'm sure he really would want to win this football game."
While Rice, the 3-time Super Bowl champion, didn't exactly call a winner for this weekend's Super Bowl, he did take a stand on some other hot topics – including Apple vs. Samsung and Twitter vs. Facebook.