Super Bowl 50. I'm not usually one for mild stones-I like my stones spicy and small-but if I have to stretch a stone as far as I can, I'm going to go ahead and stretch it a mile right now, because this is gonna be a big Bowl. In fact, I'm going to go ahead and call it a Super Bowl.
We've all heard the storylines all year long. TB12 has been out for heads and another ring after Roger "Jane Goodall" Goodell went bananas in the offseason. Peyton's in, then he's out, then he's back, but maybe he's been a little hormonal and his growth isn't quite human. The Cardinals finally seem to have it together, but stay put just in case, OK, Drew Stanton? Cam Newton has danced his way into the spotlight and been giving away balls like he's George Bluth in Mexico:
There's also the return of AP, Andy's hair and hand, J.J.'s hand, Russells' abstinence-fueled TD bender, Pittsburgh being Pittsburgh, and Jordy causing a crash in US Dairy Markets.
But no one's talked about, dare I say wanted to talk about, Washington and Kansas City. Sure, half of that is because people actually don't want to talk about Washington because they're afraid to say the "R" word, but no one saw either of these teams making it in. It was supposed to be any other team in the NFC East and lots of other teams in the whole AFC. So I'm here to take a stand and give these teams the respect they deserve.
No, the respect they've earned.
NO, more than the respect they deserve or have earned.
I'm calling a Washington Redskins vs. Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl.
Why not? Both teams finished on win streaks. Both teams got it done when it needed to be done. Both teams were top ten in the league in takeaways.* Both teams have quarterbacks with four letter first names. There's also another major commonality between both teams.
None of that's my point, though. Every year at least one powerhouse team makes it into the Super Bowl. It makes sense, football's a game of consistency and power. Yet on the 50th anniversary of the greatest event in sports (sorry NBC, England, Scandinavia, and the UConn Women's Basketball Team), I find myself rooting for a double underdog game. Everyone will be watching, so show us what's up, DC and KC. Be the Netflix originals and HBO among a league of Michael Bays.
If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
But if I'm right, Washington and Kansas City will play in Super Bowl 50.
*Washington did not finish top ten in takeaways.