This game will decides the fates of the two quarterbacks, as Russel Wilson looks to become Brady-esque, winning his two super bowls early in his career. For Brady, it gives him yet another opportunity to capture that elusive fourth ring, which would put him on par with Montana and Bradshaw for most all time. In the minds of many, this super bowl has the potential to crown both Tom Brady and Bill Bellicheck as the greatest player and coach of all time.
On top of these ramifications, stories like the Sherman Brady rivalry provide the two teams with some background hatred for each other. This rivalry was started two years ago when a heated Sherman got in the face of Brady following the Seahawks 24-23 victory. Soon after their altercation, a meme was created of Sherman asking Brady the cliché, “you mad bro?” (Some call this game the “you mad bowl”)
Additionally, some fans view this as the “cheat bowl” since both teams have a reputation with bending or breaking the rules. The “Deflatriots” (Patriots) come off a brand new controversy, after 11 of the 12 game balls they used against the Colts were reported under the allowed PSI. While this story has been all over the news lately, and will seemingly leave a large mark on the Patriots dynasty, when asked about its importance, most players find it very insignificant.
“They could have played us with bars of soap,” colts TE Dwayne Allen tweeted, as he and other players explain how it has very little to do with the outcome of the game. Additionally, coaches and players across the league report that this is commonplace in the league, as quarterbacks often tamper with their balls (ha ha).
As for the PEDhawks (Seahawks), they have the reputation of “juicing thugs” as many of their players have history’s using banned substances.
Controversy aside, these are two great teams, with two great quarterbacks, and two great coaches, and for that reason, this should be one great game.