Today is a great day, Michigan basketball this morning and the Super Bowl this evening. It is the battle of the best. Tom Brady and the high powered Pats offense against Seattle’s Legion of Boom. There is one major problem for the Seahawks, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, and Richard Sherman are all nurturing injuries. Seattle is going to have more role players step up because these guys aren’t 100%. Here’s how I see it…
Keys for New England:
Although it hurts me to say this, the Patriots have looked unbeatable. The last team to beat them were my Buffalo Bills. Coach “Belicheat” has his team playing at a high level. The main thing that has popped out is how successful the run game has been. When LeGarrette Blount isn’t punching Boise State players or driving under the influence he is a great back. Coming out of the University of Oregon he was highly hyped but hasn’t lived up to it until now. He is a punishing running back. Blount won’t run around the defender he will run through them. He is very similar to Seattle’s star running back Marshawn Lynch. If the Patriots want to be crowned world Champions and not be remembered for spygate and deflategate, they have to establish a run game so Tom Brady can slice through Seattle’s incredible secondary.
Keys or Seattle:
The Seattle Seahawks are the best in the business. The Champs are going for two years in a row. Packers fans are still in shock after the Seahawks miracle “come from behind victory”. The Legion of Boom is the key to victory. Cornerback Byron Maxwell will play a crucial role if the 12th man wants one more ring. We all know what Sherman brings to the field. No one throws to his side so Maxwell is going to see a lot of action. I believe he is the most underrated player in the NFL and I am hoping my Bills pick up either him or Derrelle Revis to add to that stifling defense, but wer’e talking about the Super Bowl here. I believe he will shutdown Lafell or whom ever he goes up against and Maxwell will make his money today.
Although Brady and the Pats have been incredible I really do believe the Seahawks defense will come out on top and repeat as World Champions.
Superbowl 47 was a nail biter. The Niners came storming back after the unexpected power surge but came up short as the Baltimore Ravens became Superbowl champions. Did the 49ers come too short or did they deserve to be hoisting up the Lombardi trophy?
The answer to that question is yes. When it was fourth and goal and they were down by five points with thirty-seconds left Colin Kaepernick threw a fade route to Michael Crabtree that fell incomplete. What really happened on that play was that Crabtree was held by Ravens’ defensive back Jimmy Smith. This was the play that would make or break the game and the referees did not call anything on that play. If it was called a hold/pass interference, as it should have been, the 49ers could have been Superbowl champs. I think it is just sad that they lost on a missed call. The Niners just got robbed. They should have had another chance to win the game and it is horrible that there was no call.
The 49ers are the deserving champions but congratulations Ravens you guys played great. What a way to send Ray out with some style.
Tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday, we all know that. There is so much hype to this game I will keep you guys posted on everything that is going on. This game is going to be a battle and here are the keys to a victory for each team.
Key for Ravens: The Ravens are a hard hitting defensive team that have the heart of a champion. The key for the Ravens to become Superbowl champs is to be focused on the game. There are plenty of things to do in New Orleans and I don’t think John Harbaugh wants his team taking a stroll down Bourbon Street. That’s the last thing that they need. That’s when the Ray Lewis factor comes into play. They all want to send Ray Lewis out in style. This I think will keep all the players focused on the football game and not on the city life in the Big Easy. The whole “ Let’s do it for Ray,” just might send the Lombardi trophy back to Baltimore.
Key for 49ers: The 49ers came storming back to the playoffs after last year’s heartbreaking loss to the Giants in the NFC championship. This year they were determined to make it to the Superbowl and win one. Well, they’ve done one thing on that list let’s see if they accomplish the second. The key to a Niners victory is the play of second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Jim Harbaugh made a gutsy move to start Kaepernick over Alex Smith midway through the season. Many people thought is was a stupid move but right now it makes him look like a genius. There have been many doubters if Kaepernick can come through in pressure situations. Well, he has. The Superbowl is a whole different monster though. Can Kaepernick perform well in the biggest game of them all? If so they will be on a float with the Lombardi trophy in San Francisco.
Prediction: 49ers: 28 Ravens: 25, Although the Ravens have heart the 49ers have too much talent. Finally, the little brother wins.
There were a lot of good questions this year at media day for the Superbowl but there were some stupid questions too. What would you ask if you could be a part of media day?
If I was there, here are some of the questions I would ask…
You all probably know that I’m a huge Oregon Ducks fan so my first question would go out to LaMichael James.
“What did it feel like to get your first NFL career touchdown last week against the Atlanta Falcons?”
I would ask Jim Harbaugh, “Who was a more demanding coach, Bo Schembechler, Mike Ditka or your dad?”
I would ask Ray Lewis “What does it feel like to play your last career football game in the Superbowl?”
I would ask Randy Moss, “Randy, you said that you think you are the best wide receiver ever so do you think you are better than Jerry Rice? What do you think the San Francisco fans would think of that?
I would ask all the players from both teams, “What are your favorite nicknames and least favorite nicknames?”
Finally, I would ask Colin Kaepernick, “If you win the Superbowl where will you go first, to Disney World or the tattoo parlor?”
Of course the super bowl is going to be Tom Brady and his perfect little Patriots. That’s what everyone thought at half time of the AFC Championship, but a football game has four quarters. Ray and the Ravens wouldn’t give up, they shut out the Patriots in the second half and Baltimore came back to win it.
About three hours earlier Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco 49ers were in Atlanta taking on the Falcons. The niners at half were down by a large deficit but Patrick Willis and the stingy San Francisco defense shut out the Falcons in the second half, while Colin Kaepernick and their offense mounted an enormous comeback to secure their path to the Super Bowl.
Both teams are coached by a Harbaugh, both teams scored 28 points, both teams shut out their opponents in the 2nd half, both came back and won, and both teams played on the road. Do I have double vision?
Most brothers have dreams but I don’t think that Jim and John thought at one point that they were going to coach against each other in the Super Bowl. This is amazing. The Harbaugh bowl, the bro bowl, the brother bowl, or the sibling bowl it doesn’t matter what you call it this is going to be a outstanding game.
So who do you think will be the champs of the NFL?