Yeah, I know, it’s the Super Bowl on Sunday. How exciting, right? Except, this time I really do not feel that enthusiastic about it. Why is that? Let me see…
Seahawks 28, Packers 22 (OT)
AKA, the biggest collapse you can imagine in an NFL game, as Green Bay managed to throw away a 19-7 lead, WITH THE BALL, and only five minutes remaining. How did they do it? Well firstly an interception where, for some reason, Morgan Burnett just decided to slide before midfield when he had AN OPEN FIELD IN FRONT OF HIM AND HE COULD HAVE ENDED THE GAME; then a bad series, with a 3 and out; a collapsing defense gives up two touchdowns in one drive (one called back because Marshawn Lynch was an inch out of bounds); a fucked up (sorry for the swear, but what other word could you use) onside-kick recovery; another collapsing defense; and then worst of all, Aaron Rodgers calls TAILS…oh because “Tails never fails”, Aaron? Shall I tell you who would have called Heads, British Aaron Rodgers, and he’d have insisted it was the Queen’s Head on an English Pound Coin. (Just kidding, I still want to get rid of the monarchy). Oh and we had the ball at the one yard line twice in the first half, yet only got a total of six points from those two drives. GAHHH. Needless to say, when I’ve been wearing Packers gear around in the last two weeks, I’ve got many comments, mostly disbelief in the result and that I’m still displaying my fandom.
Anyway, Seattle are the reigning champions, very unlikeable for the above victory, Pete Carroll being Pete Carroll, Marshawn Lynch acting like he’s better than talking to the media; the number of their players who have been suspended for performance enhancing drugs over the last three years; their overrated home crowd who were basically silent before the fake field goal touchdown (which I did not even mention above, because it should have been a footnote to the victory); and a million other reasons. So, let’s hope their opponents are someone worth rooting for…
Patriots 45, Colts 7
New England deflated Indianapolis’ chances by airing out the football, as Tom Brady threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots ensured there was not too much pressure on them by racing into an early lead, then inflating their score in the second half.
Yes, the Patriots cheated (STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!) and had their balls too low. I mean the pressure in their footballs was too low. Or a little bit. And it might have been deliberate. Either way, they could have played perfectly, honorably and with great panache, I still would not want a Boston team to become champions in any sport, so this was not a deciding factor.
Actually, it was because I now want New England to win the Super Bowl, because even if they do, it will still be somewhat tainted, just like the Red Sox 2004 World Series win is by the number of players from that squad who have been implicated in PEDs since then. So, enjoy Patriots fans, I’m putting a big asterisk next to this Super Bowl victory.
*P*a*t*r*i*o*t*s* -1* over Seahawks
Conference Round, 2-0; Playoffs 8-2