Let’s face it Bears fans, cure this season was a DISASTER! The last thing any of us want to see is another organization and ALL-STAR quarterback (who makes less money than Jay Cutler) hoist up the Lombardi Trophy. Super Bowl XLIX is this Sunday matching up the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks; both happen to be the #1 seeds in their respective conferences.
The Super Bowl has almost become a national holiday in the U.S. and why not, click everything that we love about sports mashed up into a day full of overeating and drinking. Can it get any better?! If you haven’t nailed down your plans yet, check out our friends at Eater. They put together the top places to eat and watch this year’s game in Chicago: http://chicago.eater.com/maps/super-bowl-party-food-where-to-eat-chicago
Even though we still might have nightmares about this season, there are plenty of reasons to watch this Sunday’s game. Here are my reasons to watch this year’s game.
The QB’s: Brady vs. Wilson, old school vs. new school. These two QB’s are everything that is right in the NFL. They both had stellar years on and off the field. Brady continues to further his path as the one of the best QB’s ever, while Wilson is looking for back to back Super Bowl
victories. Both are former Big10 QB’s, easy on the eyes and a marketers dream. Both have lucrative off the field contacts, hocking everything from UGGS to Insurance. Oh, did we also mention Brady is married to Gisele, under/over how many times they show her on NBC Sunday night.
The Cast of Characters: Where to begin? I think the most logical is with Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch aka. Beast Mode, Mr. Skittles, etc. Lynch is one of the best running back in the league, hates talking to the media, and has gotten fined left and right this season. To sum it up he doesn’t care what any of us think. Lynch will be a major storyline in this game for both his on the field play and how he acts off. He really kicked it off weird, by answering every question at media day with “’I’m here so I won’t get fined’. Needless to say, all eyes will be on Lynch.
For the Patriots it has to be Rob Gronkowski aka. GRONK. Gronk was charismatic,
charming and left me wanting more on media day. He had another fantastic season catching 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns in the regular season and has added another 10 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns in two postseason games; Gronk is a main factor why the Patriots are in the Super Bowl. He is the new generation’s tight-end and will be a deciding factor in Sunday’s game.
Honorable Mention: Richard Sherman, keep your eyes out for the loud mouth cornerback that always seems to have his hands in the game.
The Half Time Show: The halftime show has become more of an attraction than the game that surrounds it. Last year’s halftime show had 115 million sets of eyeballs on it, making it the most-watched musical event in history. Whoa! Sunday’s show will to continue the trend. Katy Perry is this year’s headliner. Lenny Kravitz will be joining her on stage and rumblings also have the possibly of either Snoop Dogg or Kanye West. This will be tawdry and flashy and energetic, 15 minutes of pure musical fluff. With folks turning in to see what goes wrong, if anything. I personally can’t wait to see if Perry decides to throw shade at former BFF Taylor Swift. The inner 14 year old in me is bursting!
The Commercials: Who doesn’t remember last year’s Budweiser puppy and horse love story? Let’s face it this is another reason a majority of people watch the Super Bowl. The ads make us laugh, cry and say WTF at the same time. Who will win this year’s favorite ad, McDonald’s, Budweiser, Doritos, etc.?
The Game: After a week of WAY TOO much Deflategate bs, the NFL hopes to return the attention to the play on the field. The Super Bowl features the NFL’s top-ranked defense in both scoring and yards (Seahawks) versus the Patriots offense, which scored the fourth most points in the NFL. The Seahawks have given up the fewest points three straight seasons. The Pats have had a top-four offense each of the past five years. This game is going to be incredible, if you’re a sports fan this is one not to be missed, no matter who your team is.
Not Looking Like a Loser: Weather you are a sports fan or not, everyone Monday morning who can make it into the office is going to be talking about ALL the above. You don’t want to be the one who has no clue what the best ad was, or WTF was Katy Perry thinking, and most importantly WHO won the damn game, do you?
Most importantly: Who is going to win? The latest odds have the Patriots favored by 2. However, as the awful gambler that I am, I am going with the Seahawks! I predict Seahawks 28, Patriots 24.
Don’t worry though Bears fans, John Fox our new head coach is going to turn everything around with his magic wand and get us into the post season. Next year Chicago just might be part of the biggest sports day of the year!