So... who are you guys rooting for to win the Super Bowl? This year, it's a rematch from four years ago, where the New York Giants capped a miraculous upset with a last-second touchdown to end the New England Patriots bid for an unprecedented perfect 19-0 season. Now, both teams are back in the Super Bowl for the first time since that game.
Being a die-hard New England fan, I'm obviously rooting for my Patriots to avenge their loss and further their status as one of, if not the greatest football "dynasties" of all-time. I really pull for them... because I really believe that with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, they are one of the greatest teams of all-time. I really buy into their hardcore, completely selfless, team-first philosophy; one that minimizes the accomplishments and statistics racked up by individual players, and instead pours all their focus into what the team can achieve together. It's very rare that you see this kind of attitude (and as a result, success) in professional sports... so I'm obviously excited to see how far they can go, and possibly ultimately become the greatest team in history.
Let's see... what other storylines? If the Patriots win, Tom Brady will break the record for "most playoff wins by a quarterback", and he and Bill Belichick will break and/or tie all kinds of other random records that they haven't already broken together. If the Giants win, then they'll officially become the one team that "owns" the Patriots, and Eli Manning will have (unbelievably) won more Super Bowls (2) than his big brother Peyton (1).
Oh... and apparently Massachusetts native Andrew Stanton screened "John Carter" for both teams yesterday. Lucky.
But yeah, who are you guys rooting for to win the big game?