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!