Who takes SB XLIX?

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Matt’s Take:

Does anyone actually care about this year’s Super Bowl? Outside of New England and Seattle, I’d be hard-pressed to find too many folks that will be tuning in as fans.

Sure, there will be plenty of people watching, as they always do, because that’s, well, what you do. Most folks honestly tune in for the halftime show and commercials, not the football.

I think I’ve heard enough about “Deflategate” that the actual game has soured on me. I mean, is this really even a story?

Whether or not the Patriots deflated a few footballs really had no outcome on their game against the Colts. It’s that simple.

As for the Super Bowl, who do I want to win?

Part of me wants to say that I don’t care, which is mostly true, but than the other part of me would like to see the Seattle Seahawks win. Back –to-back championships isn’t something that happens often in today’s NFL, so let’s see an oddity.

Plus, there is something oddly likeable about this Russell Wilson fella and watching “Beast Mode” run through defenders.

The last team to win it back-to-back was the John Elway-led Broncos in 1998 and 1999.

Even more so than seeing something rare, I’d hate to have to listen to all the New England fans. I mean, honestly, the Patriots haven’t really had too much to brag about in the past decade, but their fans would make you think they are the best of the best.

Yes, they are a good team and consistently win, but the NFL is about winning Super Bowls, so let’s see if they put their money where their mouths are and finally win again.

With all of that said, I’d say the Patriots take it. I’m not sure Seattle can put up enough points, as their offense tends to sputter.

It’s going to be 28-17, New England.

Andrew’s Take:

Someone call me on Monday and tell me who won.

Actually, don’t. I don’t care about the final score while this Super Bowl is in the works, or when it’s all said and done.

You can bet that I’ll be tuning in to watch Katy Perry, though. Otherwise, I’ll be in the kitchen, away from the rest of the Super Bowl party, shot-gunning beers.

“Oh, Andrew, you’re just bitter about the NFC Championship,”

I’m not going to act like that’s not apart of it. As far as I’m concerned football season is over until September.

Regardless of the failure of the Green Bay Packers, I am bored by the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

Go take a look on, and all the picks the “experts” have made for the NFL playoffs. The best you will find is 8-2.

I’m 10-0. Do you know how freaking easy that was?

That’s the problem with this Super Bowl. Nobody wants to watch something that’s so predictable.

Then there’s “Deflategate.” With two weeks of news to create, because of a boring matchup, the best the NFL could do is 11 deflated footballs?

Yup, I’m saying that all of this is a big fabrication. When there’s not enough news to generate interest, it’s got to be created.

I guess this entire column is a big digression. I’m supposed tell you who is going to win.

I guess this will just be known as the most unlikeable Super Bowl of them all. The Patriots, despite the distractions, will take home their fourth Lombardi Trophy.

This will make them the bad guys, even more than they already are. And as the NFL gives New England a meaningless, short leash. The memory of Ray Rice will fade, until it’s time for him to sign a contract.

“Mission: accomplished,” right?