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View Poll Results: Was Super Bowl LIII the worse Super Bowl you’ve ever watched?
Yes 48 50.00%
No 48 50.00%
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:29 PM
 
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Good thing the Pats got there that season as the Bears showed they couldnt stop Marino then.
I really enjoyed that Monday night game.
The other 18 games must’ve been a bit too much for you then. You’ve had 34 years to recover at least.

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Old 02-06-2019, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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It was indeed a sad day for the Rams and a huge triumph for Bill Belichick who created the defense that shut the Rams down. The Rams were the better team on paper, only, and their defense mostly contained the Pats.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:15 AM
 
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Agreed with those who don't think this is the worst Super Bowl ever. I don't mind watching a battle of defenses, and blowouts can get boring in a hurry if you're not invested in the winning team.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Just a prediction. Its widely believed that the NFL "helps" certain teams in the hopes of engineering a Superbowl that will result in the most interest, higher ratings and therefore more revenue from commercials.
If that was their hope this time around, they F'd up BIG TIME. Brady was supposed to be lifted to legendary status and he basically did nothing but show up. The Rams didn't even belong there. Viewership was way down from lack of interest and a negative opinion of the refs ability to call a straight game.
Expect the patriots to be no shows next year and to get no help from the refs to make it to the playoffs.
The Saints vs the Chiefs would have had better ratings. Choke on that, guys.
LOL, it's widely believed that the earth is flat and the moon landings were faked
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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Just a prediction. Its widely believed that the NFL "helps" certain teams in the hopes of engineering a Superbowl that will result in the most interest, higher ratings and therefore more revenue from commercials.
If that was their hope this time around, they F'd up BIG TIME. Brady was supposed to be lifted to legendary status and he basically did nothing but show up. The Rams didn't even belong there. Viewership was way down from lack of interest and a negative opinion of the refs ability to call a straight game.
Expect the patriots to be no shows next year and to get no help from the refs to make it to the playoffs.
The Saints vs the Chiefs would have had better ratings. Choke on that, guys.
Too much time in the political forum, eh?
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Too much time in the political forum, eh?
IcyTea's post was not political.

I have run across many who think pro sports leagues are fixed.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Aesthetically there have definitely been worse Super Bowls. The 1995 Niners-Chargers game was over in five minutes. The Eighties and early Nineties were filled with games like that, blowouts decided before your second beer. Super Bowl V, in 1971, featured 11 turnovers and a missed extra point.

But Sunday’s game was 14 punts and four hours of offensive ineptitude capped by an ending that depressed everyone outside New England. The Patriots themselves struggled to conceal the mildness of their excitement over their just-good-enough win. Devin McCourty, yawning almost, called it “still a pretty good feeling.” Depending on your point of view was either an amusing middle finger to the rest of the country or the ultimate testament to their vile corporate personality, or both.
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture...boring-790136/
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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IcyTea's post was not political.

I have run across many who think pro sports leagues are fixed.
Political forum = people who will believe in anything.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I don’t mind a blowout. Super Bowl XX, when the Bears demolished the Patriots was a thing of beauty. Of course I’m a Bears fan. But at least in a blowout one team is exhibiting something exceptional. Except for the punting, there was nothing exceptional about this year’s game.
I think most people figure a close score, even if it's 0-0 after 3 and 1/2 quarters, is a "competitive" game and therefore more exciting than a game with far more "action" but a lopsided score. There is a certain logic to that even if I disagree with it.

I don't mind a blowout if the quality of play is exceptional. Think Tiger Woods winning the Masters by 12 strokes in '97. Nobody really cared that it wasn't a "competitive" tournament because Tiger was putting on a show. I'm not sure a more competitive Masters with players hitting bogeys left and right would have been preferable to Tiger's brilliant domination.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Hartford CT
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I wouldn't say it was the worst Super Bowl ever. Check out the stats for Super Bowl V. Even after the Colts won that game, many of the players on that team didn't feel like winners. However, it was definitely a bad ending for a great season. The Regular season had so many great games, and the playoffs overall were really good, so the expectation for this game was through the roof, and it just came off as a dud. I can appreciate a great defense as well, but sorry a 3-3 score going into the fourth quarter is just not exciting.


I will also say, even though the game wasn't the worse I ever seen, the Super Bowl experience was the worst for me in my life. Even if a game was bad, I could at least well the commercials were really good, or the half time show was really good. Other than the Avengers commercial early before the game, nothing at all impressed me for the rest of the night. Ok, I have to admit I did like 100 anniversary commercial that was funny, but other than that..eh.
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