It’s been a fun season, but the last game of this year is here, and I’m hoping it will be a doozy. Both the Chiefs and the Niners looked dominant in their conference championship games, so there is hope it will be a great game to watch. So grab your adult beverages, get your chicken wings, do your squares, and let’s play the Super Bowl.
Sunday, February 2, 2020.
Miami Florida. Kickoff at 5:30 p.m. CST
Kansas City Chiefs v. San Francisco 49ers.
Damn, I’m excited for this game. Two teams I can root for, that are very good teams, and they matchup up very well against the other. The classic “high powered offense v. stingy defense”. Here’s hoping it lives up to the hype.
But, since this is the Super Bowl, there are so many things outside of the actual game of football that grab attention. Some thoughts on those:
Ads: I just don’t get it. I didn’t get it in 1984 with the Apple ad. I don’t get the Budweiser frogs. And I won’t get whatever gets deemed the “most iconic ad” of this years’ Super Bowl. I’ll likely chuckle at some of the more amusing ones, but I honestly don’t understand watching football just to have companies try to sell you stuff. And now I’m seeing companies “premiering” their ads on morning shows (thanks waiting rooms!), so you don’t even have to watch them live. And while I’m at it, get offa my lawn.
Halftime Show: This, at least, I understand. A free show by a “major artist” with a lot of bright, flashy things. The fam and I enjoyed the over-the-topness of Katy Perry, the energy of the U2 show, and the amazingness of child-rapist Michael Jackson. I have no interest in J.Lo or Shakira this year, but my kids will watch and be entertained.
Puppy Bowl: Stupid, but cute and fun for a couple minutes.
Off field happenings: My evil side shows up as a I hope for another holier than thou player getting busted with a hooker. I am a bad person.
Prop Bets: These are very interesting to me. Who gets the first TD (Damien Williams)? Who scores more, James Hardin -7.5 or the total points in the first half (Hardin)? Which will be higher, the number of tweets by Trump on the day or the number of points the Niners score (Niners)? You can find almost anything to bet. From a gambling perspective, they’re dumb bets, but they’re fun.
Finally, onto the football game. I think the game will go as expected, with the Niners running the ball, playing defense, and trying to keep the ball out of the Chiefs hands. And I expect Andy Reid to find interesting ways to move the ball against that defense. I do think Reid is the more inventive than Shannahan, but the game usually comes down to execution, so we will see. Should be fun.
Anyone going to watch the game for football? What do you think of the ads? Who is going to win the Puppy Bowl. Let’s hear from you!