This year, the Super Bowl SUCKED. Not only did the Patriots win (and when the Patriots win, America loses), but a lot of the ads were incredibly mediocre. I grew up a football a fan, so the big game has always been meaningful to me in and of itself, but this year I felt particularly indifferent about the teams, so I decided to do what most non-football fans do when they feel pressured to watch the game: watch the game for the commercials.
Super Bowl Sunday is only two short days away. There are many things up for debate about Sunday’s matchup.
Can the Rams high-octane offense keep it up against scheming savant Bill Belichick? Will the Patriots offensive line be able to hold off Aaron Donald? Will Tony Romo call a single play incorrectly?
There is a major rule change the NFL should implement this offseason.
However, the overtime possession rules should not be one of them.
The Green Bay Packers have dominated the NFL news cycle these past few days following their close defeat to the undefeated Los Angeles Rams, a loss for which much of the blame lies at the feet of Stanford alum Ty Montgomery. Zach Naidu wrote a good column yesterday here in The Daily discussing the outrage amongst the sports pundits directed at Montgomery: I’d suggest giving it a read if you hadn’t already.
When February dawns and the Super Bowl makes its return to end the NFL season, there always seems to be a number of new football fans that come out of the woodwork and clamor to organize parties to watch the big game. People you would never in a million years expect to care about the Patriots or the Eagles suddenly are posting selfies with Tom Brady and Carson Wentz jerseys on.
Stanford football alumni have had great performances during the 2017 NFL season. The debuts of top-10 picks rookies running back Christian McCaffrey and defensive end Solomon Thomas have captured the interest of their teams’ fanbases. Not only that but the sustained success of players such as tight ends Zach Ertz and Austin Hooper and offensive linemen David DeCastro and Andrus Peat has Stanford on the lips of many fans as a bonafide NFL factory.
This column reflects the opinion of the writer and does not in any way reflect the views of The Stanford Daily. A 4.48 time in the 40-yard dash, a 37.5-inch vertical leap and a 6.57 time in the three-cone drill, the second fastest score in the event in the last fourteen years. Christian McCaffrey…
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