A young girl growing up in a Bronco household, I thought the Super Bowl was the largest sporting event in the world, and although I was VERY wrong, there indeed is nothing like it. While most of the talk typically surrounds the Championship’s impressive Half-time Show, it is important to recognize how dominant football can be in an American household and how a single moment can spark the beginning of a child’s dream.
The Super Bowl is by far one of the most popular and essential American sporting events of the year. It is a night when the hopes of life-long fans couple with those of the athletes themselves. The players on the field tonight have lived through Friday Night Lights, conquered College Football, and impressed the country by leading their respective teams to a National Championship, but that alone does not award them the Heisman Trophy.
In a match like this, there will always be predictions dictating whether the underdogs, in this case, the Rams, are to be victorious or just another team to lose against the Pats in a Super Bowl. Tonight in Atlanta, Tom Brady might get a run for his money. Jeffri Chadiha, a writer for NFL.com, predicts the Rams to win 28-27 because they possess a critical trait which has historically been the downfall of Brady’s fourth-quarter wins: A strong defense. And with defensive payers like Aaron Donald who possesses an average of 20.5 sacks and 59 tackles, Chadiha’s Ram theory, supported by only a few of his colleagues could prove correct!
Yet, most professionals believe the Patriots, led by Bill Belichick, will overcome all efforts made by the Rams, and finalise their win by a slim margin of, at most, a field goal. While the Rams have an impressive defensive line, it may break as a result of New England’s strong running game against linebackers and their ability to control the ball. And, as a Bronco fan, it pains me to say, but Tom Brady is a great quarterback. His ability to stay calm in intense moments of close competition is unrivaled. But whether you love or hate him, there is no denying his legendary position within football.
But what do you think? Will the LA Rams, the underdog, pull off an incredible game against a team who has played in nine Super Bowls since 2001, five of which they won (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016)? Or will Atlanta be the home to their sixth Super Bowl victory in the twenty-first century?
Stay tuned to for the Stand’s upcoming review on Super Bowl LIII and enjoy watching tonight! It will truly be an incredible game, and there is no doubt the Rams will give the infamous Pats a run for their money!