Fans Or Not Of The Teams, This Was A Super Bowl To Cherish
Holy cats, what a Super Bowl. The great thing about not having a dog in the fight means you can just watch football for football's sake, and this was a competition of athletic feats to just sit back and enjoy. Initially, I thought slinging guacamole at work was going to inhibit my abilities to actually watch the game, but I was released from my avocado asylum at 7:30 PM EST, just in time to make it home to see this:
And that was the beginning of Doug Pederson showing how low his grapefruits hung, ladies and gents. Anytime someone goes up against the Pats, they're always of the mindset of "how can we maintain the lead", but Pederson took his Eagles right into the eye of the storm and stayed there, Bill Paxton in Twister style. He let Foles throw freely (thus proving my prediction so wrong of him not being able to handle the first-time heebie jeebs) and went for it multiple times on fourth down once within his own territory.
I mean, that's how you do it, folks.
But let's absolutely not take away from everybody's favorite team to hate. The Pats had everybody (including Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie) worried right up until those final seconds dwindled down and the "Tide Pod Terror" came up empty handed. I don't care if I get a crap ton of heat for this, just watch Brady's gusto during this final play:
Mirroring his nemesis Eli's escape plan ten Super Bowls ago, TB12 gave it all he had on that Hail Mary, but it just didn't connect up.
That's what you want the GOAT to do and he did it, and what intrigue it gives to the NFL on the biggest stage of them all by that play not connecting. The Pats are the ultimate villain, and they've shown they're about as killable as Michael Myers so when they are defeated, it makes games like last night all the more memorable.
I could yammer on about all the highlights and achievements, but hell, you saw it. Just enjoy this Jeff Goldbum Jurassic Park Jeep ad one more time and put a bow on what may very well be the best Super Bowl ever to be played (all allegiances aside, of course).