Forum:2015 Super Bowl

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New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks. Who wins? Serocco (talk) 18:21, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Commercialism. As usual. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 18:36, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Nobody interesting, as usual. --Miekal 18:49, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Two teams I am indifferent about. The half time show is generic pop-tart Katy Perry. Doubt I'll even tune in for the ads. - Smerdis of Tlön, A ⇒ ¬A. 20:25, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm rather surprised that there's such a low-key view of the Super Bowl, given the DeflateGate scandal going on right now. Serocco (talk) 17:40, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Just because i live in a state that worships football, (our state stadium becomes the 3rd most populated area on gameday) doesn't mean i care about the sport :P --Miekal 17:45, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
US gridiron football is the worst spectator sport in the world to attend live. If you followed the playoffs you'd notice: it's played out of doors in rain, snow, and gales. Oftentimes, the conditions on the field turn the players' skills into a secondary thing. How this rubbish took over from baseball is a mystery to me. - Smerdis of Tlön, A ⇒ ¬A. 19:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
It was marketed more as bloodsport than game of skill. The NFL's rise to prominence was attached to a marketing campaign oriented around manliness and toughness. Ikanreed (talk) 20:19, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
I think the one guy is going to sport harder and make the points go in the goals and win the balls. Ikanreed (talk) 17:50, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
I think one group of people will throw/kick a ball slightly more accurately than another group of people. BicyclewheelModerator 20:23, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Baseball takes forever to end. Football does it in half the time. Plus, PEDs are killing interest in baseball. Concussions and violence may just kill football in twenty years' time. Serocco (talk) 06:41, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
"Plus, PEDs are killing interest in baseball." Unlike in American footballWikipedia's W.svg? Not that I particularly care about either sport (or sport in general). I find NFL more interesting from a socio-cultural and organisational point of view (particularly as a contrast to "soccer"), though as with practically any sport, I can easily be fascinated by a match if I happen to come across it. ScepticWombat (talk) 09:08, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I think the NFL loves this matchup — the Seahawks are still a popular team after having lost a Super Bowl several years ago thanks to some controversial referee calls (and they're the returning champs), while the Patriots are, right now, hated by every American who's not from New England. If the Seahawks win, then the NFL can get the entire sports press talking about the beginning of a potential "Seattle dynasty" for the 2010s, while if the Patriots win, then they've got an instant hate figure for next season. (In case you couldn't tell, I'm rooting for the Seahawks. I root for New York and whoever's playing Boston, no matter what sport it is. Except the Jets, because fuck the Jets.) KevinR1990 (talk) 15:03, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
The Patriots are the Yankees of football. Interesting. - Smerdis of Tlön, A ⇒ ¬A. 18:23, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
There's a lot on the line for these two teams. You have the defending champions in Seattle finally breaking the Winners' Curse by winning a playoff game (which hadn't been done for the champs in eight years), and returning to the Super Bowl for a chance to repeat, the first time a team can do so since, who else? New England in '03 and '04. Brady winning will likely cement his legacy as the better one to Peyton, especially after the last two losses to Eli. If New England wins, thanks to Seattle breaking the winners' curse, people will tune next year in just to see the Patriots lose. If Seattle wins, and stay roughly the same in the summer, they can position themselves for a three-peat, something nobody has done yet in the NFL. Cue talks of a dynasty. Serocco (talk) 22:20, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
A team named "Patriots" is hated by almost all Americans? Now there's something unexpected. 141.134.75.236 (talk) 23:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
That, and nobody will ever let them forget "18-1". (Short version for you non-Americans: the Patriots went undefeated through the 2007 season all the way through the playoffs, but at Super Bowl XLII, they lost to the New York Giants in one of the biggest upsets in NFL history — especially because it went down to the last minute of the game. The Patriots went 18-1 that season, winning every game except the one that mattered the most.) KevinR1990 (talk) 00:54, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
At least they got second? 141.134.75.236 (talk) 07:54, 26 January 2015 (UTC)