Super Bowl Wrap: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

Welcome to Monday and Groundhog Day 2015!

The best part of Super Bowl XLIX was the actual game. If you are a football fan and don’t normally root for the Patriots or the Seahawks you saw one of the most thrilling Super Bowl games of all time. Trust me – they are not all like that.

If you are a Patriots fan, congratulations, your team has won four titles. Your coach and quarterback can be included in all the “best ever” lists.

For Seahawks fans, it was not a nightmare, the heartbreaking loss actually happened. For many Seahawks fans, the game will probably be a lot like the movie “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray relives the same day over and over.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll made a stupid play call that cost Seattle the game. Calling a play on the one-yard line to pass the ball instead of handing it off to your prized running back will go down in history as one of the dumbest calls (the pass was intercepted and sealed the game for the Patriots). Carroll will be remembered for it, and quarterback Russell Wilson will have that interception as part of his legacy.

I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan, so my life does not begin or end with the Seahawks or the Patriots. I thought Seattle would win, but I wanted Tom Brady and the Patriots to win. Back on September 3, I predicted New England would win the Super Bowl, but I thought they would win it against the Packers.

I am smiling a little because Seahawk players Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman were able to taste bitter defeat – they have been a little too cocky and Lynch has been acting like a jerk since they won it all last year. Their cockiness continued leading up to this Super Bowl. The so-called “Legion of Boom” got schooled by the Brady Bunch. They can discard the “Legion of Boom” nickname now.

As for Lynch, now he can prepare himself for a large fine for his non-compliance with NFL policies. I hope there’s a suspension, too. Maybe he will want to speak about it and nobody will care? As for Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, look for the league to fine him a hefty amount for his vulgar actions after catching a touchdown pass.

If the NFL ever hopes to curtail unsportsmanlike celebrations after scores, the penalty needs to include taking the points off the scoreboard

NBC did a pretty good job covering the Super Bowl. The halftime show with Katy Perry was well-done and entertaining. According to USA TODAY’S Ad Meter, the best commercial was Budweiser’s “Lost Puppy.” You can see all the commercials HERE.

Football is over and that is pretty sad. To make matters worse, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and that means there are six more weeks of winter.


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