By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

This year's Super Bowl went just perfectly in my mind

Crunch Time


February 8, 2018

To put this in the nicest way possible, I really, really, really don’t like Tom Brady. So you could say that I was very happy with him losing the Super Bowl this past Sunday.

I was rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles for most of the season anyways because I had quarterback Carson Wentz on my fantasy football team before he went and tore his ACL, which actually ended up ruining my playoffs. But it was also cool to see a FCS player be so successful in the NFL because that ultimately helps Eastern Washington football players, right?

But during the Super Bowl, I definitely was rooting extra for the Eagles because I refused to watch another game ending with Brady holding the Lombardi trophy again. I don’t think I was the only one either as almost everyone at my house was rooting for the same result to happen.

The game overall was a fun one to watch, if you like offense that is. It seemed like both defenses decided not to show up to the biggest game of the year and gave the punters a day off of work. But apparently both the kickers also took the time off as they missed a combined three kicks.

It was also nice to see a team play in the Super Bowl that we haven’t seen in the big game in a long time, since 2004 to be exact, against the Patriots (shocking).

But let’s be real, if somebody would’ve told me at the beginning of the NFL season that Nick Foles out of all quarterbacks, was going to be the Super Bowl MVP over Brady, there is no way that I would have believed it. But now I wouldn’t have it any other way because it is such a cool story.

The crazy part is that this wasn’t the first time this year that we watched a backup quarterback come in and win a championship game. If we go back to last month, the FBS Natioanal game with Alabama and Georgia also featured a backup quarterback. Nick Saban decided to bench his star player Jalen Hurts and put in backup Tua Tagovailoa to win the game. Nobody would’ve bet on that to happen either.

Now Foles, a backup who almost retired this past year, is another world champion. The sports world is a crazy one.

Overall, the Super Bowl is one of my favorite days of the year because I am surrounded by good food and even better company. There is never really a dull moment during the game as you are entertained with the overpriced commercials and the elaborate halftime performances.

Justin Timberlake was good halftime entertainment this year, but I think we can do even better next year. I would even suggest a country singer for next season and Luke Bryan is obviously the best choice there.

But the best part that came out of this year’s game is that Brady officially has more Super Bowl losses than Peyton Manning, so that really just proves that Manning is truly the superior one.

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