I’m kind of glad I don’t have a dog n the hunt tomorrow. Last year’s game was very stressful for me. I paced during the entire Caps/Penguins game six hours before kickoff. For some reason I wasn’t that nervous before Super Bowl XXXV. I guess I knew in my heart back then that our defense would take care of business. And they did winning 34-7.
So when the both Ravens and Steelers were both eliminated on week seventeen (the first time since the 1999 season that neither team qualified for the post season) I was hoping for a good competitive playoff football season. I had no dog in the hunt and quite frankly the only team of the 12 I didn’t like were those crybabies from the west the 49ers. (Can’t stand Jim Haughbaugh/Colin Kabernick/ and Michael Crabtree).
I wasn’t disappointed: There were many competitive games during the post season: Colts/Chiefs, Chargers/Broncos, Packers/49ers, 49ers/Seahawks, etc. Tomorrow’s super bowl offers us a few story lines, but not as many as last year. Will 2014 NFL MVP & Offensive Player of the Year Peyton Manning win another title and ride off into the sunset on top? Will after 38 seasons, the Seahawks win their first super bowl and Seattle’s first World Championship since the 1979 Seattle Supersonics?
Well in less than 24 hours those questions should be answered. But for now, I will say this. This is the first super bowl I can really remember that I don’t care who wins. I truly want a good game. If Denver scores a TD, I’ll root for Seattle to score one. If Seattle goes up by three, I’ll root for Denver to drive and tie it. I hope this game goes into double overtime. The way I look at it is this; if we had to endure the torture of the ‘blackout”, and second half meltdown, let the fans in Seahawk and Broncos’ Nation endure it. As a football fan I want to see a good game.
4-5-1 against the line in postseason. Denver’s a 2.5 point favorite, I’m going for Seattle to cover.