Adam Solowiei: Deflate-Gate was behind us when the Seahawks and Patriots did battle tonight in Super Bowl XLIX. This was an incredible game that watched swing after swing move the momentum and expectation of the game from team to team. The Madden video game simulation showed A Tom Brady pass that won the game for New England 28-24. Miraculously that is what happened.
But nobody told Jermaine Kearse. He made a juggling catch where the ball did not touch the ground. From there it is pound the ball twice with Beastmode and win the Super Bowl. But wait, Pete Carroll and staff decided to make the stupidest call in Super Bowl history. A slant from the 1-yard-line with the season on the line. People will attempt to defend the call but frankly is was moronic.
However, Tom Brady and clan sifted through the punches and emotions to win their fourth Super Bowl title. All congrats to the Patriots but this game, to me, will be remembered as the game with the dumbest call in Super Bowl history. For all the good football that was on display tonight, this game will be remembered as the game that Pete Carroll and staff gave away. Sorry 12th man, you do not deserve that. But make no mistake about it, Foxborough Massachusetts will be rocking tonight.
Jr. Williams: First off, what an amazing game. I picked the Seattle Seahawks to win the Super Bowl, unfortunately, they suffered a few injuries from key defensive players who may have had a greater impact on the outcome of the game. All in all, Tom Brady played an excellent four quarters, and surpassed Joe Montana as the quarterback with the most cumulative touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
The game went down to the wire, with the Seahawks pulling off some miraculous plays in the 4th quarter, sadly, they were trumped by the horrible offensive decision made by their head coach in the closing seconds of the game . I’m not sure if Seattle fans will ever get over this one, but I do like the Seahawks’ chances of returning back into Super Bowl contention next year.
I’m still scratching my head– I just don’t get why Marshawn Lynch didn’t get a chance to seal the game by punching the ball into the end zone. Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell will find themselves under serious scrutiny for a long time. Seattle had a chance to ice this game– in the end, many would argue that Carroll had the final say which cost his team a back-to-back Super Bowl win.