The eyes of the sports world shine on Houston today. No annual event can attract the number of eyeballs this game will, though with ratings declining this year could be a bit down.
I know many of you don’t care for sports but I also know this game isn’t really about sports fans. People watch even when they have no idea which teams are playing or who is favored.
I’ll take the Pats. Because I’ve learned that you simply don’t pick against them in this game when Eli isn’t on the other side. Who ya got?
Also, I’ve already seen several commercials I thoroughly enjoyed.
Most of y’all know of my great interest in all things books. That’s pretty obvious based on what I blog about. But I don’t think hardly any of y’all know about my love for sports. I’m not going to tell you about my playing days, because that’s not why I love sports. I love sports because I can’t remember not. I remember watching the final of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World. Cup live. I remember watching game 7 of the 2001 World Series live. I remember watching the Red Sox end their World Series drought live. I remember watching the greatest tennis match of all time in 2008 at the Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer live. And I remember watching the Texans win their first ever playoff game in 2012 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
See, there are so many more sports moments I could name, but these stand out for me. And I know more than any person I know. Basketball. Baseball. Football. Tennis. I know all of it. So obviously I’m interested in today’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. I’ll be right there watching with the other 110 million people in America, or however many viewers the game ultimately draws.
Here’s my take, though I won’t be making a game prediction. The Seahawks were outplayed more than three quarters of the NFC title game. Their offense didn’t hardly do anything besides Marshawn Lynch. Russell Wilson struggled against a Packers defense that’s been in the middle of the league during both the regular and postseasons. But that’s to be expected. No one ever said the Seahawks had a high flying offense.
And now you have to take into account the fact that the Seahawks secondary is banged up. Three starters are injured, though all will play today. The consensus has been that none of the injuries are serious, but could it affect their play enough to give Brady and co. a shot a the title? That, we won’t know until the game begins.
Lastly, we have Brady playing in his sixth Super Bowl. Sixth. He could become the third quarterback of all time to win four rings. I’m not rooting for either team, but I’d say I’d rather see a guy become the third QB to win four Super Bowls rather than a team be the first to repeat in a decade. But that’s just me.
Who ya got in today’s game? And don’t say either team just because you might be from their city. Give me some analysis.