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Jim Kelly to appear on 'CBS Sunday Morning' ahead of Super Bowl XLVII

by jmaloni
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:15 pm

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback has never watched the game film from any of his four Super Bowl appearances, he tells "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" 

Kelly tells Susan Spencer: "If I went back, I would have to repeat that all over my mind. ... I'm at ease now."

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly led his team to the Super Bowl four consecutive times - a record that will be hard to match for future generations. The Bills, however, lost all four games. Since then, Kelly has never watched highlights of any of those games, he tells "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 3 (9 a.m.), on CBS.

"Never have seen a game film in any of the Super Bowls, never watched one," Kelly tells Susan Spencer. "If I went back, I would have to repeat that all over in my mind. ... I'm at ease now. I'm at a peace of mind, peace in my heart now knowing what we accomplished, even though we didn't win them. I feel all right with that."

Kelly talks with Spencer for a report on the psychology of winning in sports, in awards and in other areas of life. Spencer also interviews experts on the subject of winning - and losing.

Despite the losses, Kelly knows a lot about winning as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His No. 12 football jersey has been retired by the Buffalo Bills, where he played for 11 years and won more than 100 games.

 "There's always going to be a major emphasis on winning, because that's just the way society is," Kelly says. "That's just the way our culture is. That you want to be No. 1 at the end. ... If you're No. 2, at times, there's no doubt No. 2 is looked upon as mediocre, as a person that didn't achieve it, sometimes as losers."

CBS Sports broadcasts Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday (6:30 p.m.) live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Also on "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood," country superstar Tim McGraw seemingly has it all - a picture-perfect marriage to Faith Hill and a two-decade run of success - but he tells Tracy Smith he still feels like an underdog.

McGraw tells Smith he needs to feel that way because he's still got a lot left to do. "I don't want myself to feel like I've done everything that I wanted to do and that I've accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish," he says. "It may not be the right philosophy or it may not be a healthy philosophy in the long run ... but I think I need to feel that way."

"I want to feel like I have something to prove," he adds. "I want to feel like I'm in a corner sometimes and need to fight my way out of it."

McGraw attributes his fighting spirit to his days of playing baseball in college and the mindset of a relief pitcher with the outcome of a big game on his shoulders. "You got to come in with the bases are loaded and strike somebody out," he explains.

In a wide-ranging interview, McGraw talks with Smith about his home life in Nashville, his marriage to Faith Hill, his family, and he gives Smith a tour of his classic car collection. He also talks about the impact of learning that former Mets pitcher Tug McGraw was his father, though initially McGraw wanted nothing to do with him when he was a boy.

"I think I got from finding out that Tug was my father and seeing his success - and the things that he did with his life," McGraw says, "I think maybe unintentionally ... it gave me a drive and it gave me a realization that maybe I could do something with my life."

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