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Superbowl 50

February 2, 2016
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Lately, we’ve been kind of light on new material but solid on content inside the threads.  So, when I saw the latest (DOH!) last year’s Marshawn Lynch Pepsi ad, I figured why not?  This would be my start (and maybe my finish) to Superbowl 50 coverage.  As I mentioned in a comment a while back, of all the events of the year, it is the Superbowl that most makes me miss home.  Sunday afternoon with family, friends, and snacks precariously balanced on every table.  It’s spending the morning and early afternoon learning about the players we didn’t know on GameDay, agreeing and disagreeing with the commentary and analysis, knowing that at least one of those dudes is going to have to eat their words by the end of the day, and that the embarrassment for me saying whatever I think is considerably less.  The game proper is all about the suspense and hoping that it won’t be a blow out.  For a non-player like myself, there is zero re-watchability (last year’s Superbowl was an exception because of the ending – I had to watch Deion Sanders roast the Seahawks coaching staff for their decision not to “let the hungry man eat”), but for the 6 hours leading up to the game, and the 3 hours of the game, it is more like “Christmas” to our family than Christmas, which is always interrupted by messy but delicious turkey dinners, piles of dishes, and other plans and drama.  For the Superbowl, everyone is focused and united in watching the game which lasts about 2 hours and 45 minutes longer longer than a turkey dinner.

What do I think about Superbowl 50?  Apparently Peyton hasn’t thrown an interception since he got back from his injury, and Bronco’s defense is the best in the league.  On the other hand, they’re up against Cam Newton with some of the best pass rushers this side of the Titans.  My money would be on Panthers if I were a betting man, but since I hold no stake in either team, I am just hoping for skillfully coached and played performances from both.  Let us know your thoughts on the matter.  Happy Superbowl!

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11 Comments
  1. Blankman permalink*
    February 2, 2016 10:37 pm

    I could care less for either team since it’s the Broncos, the Raiders’ arch-rivals, and Cam Newton should have cost Ohio State Auburn their bowl eligibility es for future seasons and scholarships because he blatantly violated NCAA rules. When Reggie Bush violated rules, that committee full of hypocrites not only stripped USC of their national championship, but they tried to kill the program with an unprecented elimination of twenty scholarships and three-year probation. Yet, Newton and Ohio State Auburn merely get a slap on the wrist. So Newton can dab all he wants as long as it’s up his own ass.

    Now back to the Broncos hate. I’m not a Manning fan at all. He’s been a choke artist for so many play off games that one loses count. How Kubiak was so quick to ditch the QB, Osweiler, that subbed in for Manning during his “injury” was pretty disgraceful. This is the worst that Peyton has ever performed in all of his seasons in the NFL. There are simply no fumes left in the tank, and Sunday needs to be his last game in the league. Elway needs to take him behind the barn and put two right between the eyes.

    And damn, Beast Mode isn’t a good looking dude at all!

    • February 3, 2016 1:57 am

      Agreed about Peyton re no gas left, but the defense for that team may actually prevent a repeat of XLVIII. I was frankly blown away that they beat the cheating-est team ever.

      And Marshawn wasn’t hired for his looks. 😉 (In that ad, he shouldn’t have said a word. They blew it having him talk at the end. Pretty funny, anyway.)

    • Blankman permalink*
      February 3, 2016 2:27 am

      Yes, the only hope that the Broncos have rests on the shoulders of their defense. Plain & simple. If they are able to contain Newton & stop the bleeding, they’ll actually have a real chance of winning. I know it sounds a bit like an obvious game plan, but that’s what it boils down to.

      That Pepsi commercial was from last year when the Seahawks were favored to repeat as SB champs, but we all know how that eventually turned out. It was a funny commercial though.

      BTW: EA’s Madden has correctly predicted 9 of 12 SB winners in their annual simulation, & this year’s prediction has the Panthers winning 24-20.

    • Herandar permalink
      February 3, 2016 8:53 am

      Um, Cam Newton went to Florida, Blinn College and then Auburn. How should he have cost Ohio State a championship?

    • Blankman permalink*
      February 3, 2016 9:41 am

      Whoops, got so caught up with the NCAA hypocrisy that I got some facts wrong. LOL Auburn should have been slammed with the same scholarship takeaways & probation/bowl ineligibility that USC got. Also, confused Ohio State’s coach-at-that-time, Steve Tressel, who violated rules that warranted at least the same punishment that USC received. Ohio State got a slap on the wrist because they fired him and handled things “internally.”

  2. RoBBins permalink*
    February 3, 2016 11:17 am

    As much as I’d like to see Peyton go out with a bang and a Super Bowl ring, I don’t think it’s going to happen. Panthers’ defense isn’t as good as the Broncos, but it’s as close as any team’s defense will get to theirs. Offensively, I think the Panthers take the cake on that side of the ball.

    I’m saying 27-21 Panthers. Peyton will throw 2 picks, 2 TD’s.

    Cam will throw 2 TD’s, 1 pick and have 75 yards rushing. Cam will win MVP.

    Now I’ll sit back and wait for Sunday to see how terrible my predictions are.

    • February 3, 2016 3:59 pm

      That’s how you do it though RoBBins, hang your balls out there!

    • RoBBins permalink*
      February 4, 2016 11:57 am

      They’re out and flopping in full force for this prediction!

  3. Herandar permalink
    February 4, 2016 9:34 am

    On Hype: I thought about making a separate post for this, but I can’t be bothered with html coding today. Not even going to link it properly.

    It’s the last few minutes of a half-hour long video from the only Battlefield Youtuber I still respect.

  4. February 4, 2016 5:19 pm

    I fixed it and the guy makes great points. Thanks for the heads-up!

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