(Side note: They don’t care about my Red Sox stuff. The Rockies haven’t been good since 2007 and I constantly get people from back east that say Go Sox! when I’m public wearing Sox stuff.)
But unlike a lot of Patriots fans, I wasn’t really that upset about the Patriots loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game. Then again, I’m probably partly responsible. When Pats kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed an extra point after a touchdown early in the game, I said it would cost them the game. As it turned out, it did, as the Patriots would have been able to tie the game with the last-minute touchdown.
Being Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s final year in the NFL (most likely), it would be cool for him to go out as the winner of Super Bowl 50. But I’m pretty impressed by the Carolina Panthers this year - they of the 15-1 record. Cam Newton has had an extraordinary year, and I’ve always been a fan of him. In any case, I think it’s going to be a good game this year. The Broncos and Panthers were two of the best defensive teams in the NFL this year. It should make for a good showdown.
I’m perfectly fine with the Broncos winning it all this year. The numbers favor the Panthers, but either team could realistically win this game. Manning has had a rough year, and it will be interesting to see if the Broncos’ other QB Brock Osweiler makes an appearance. It’s possible that this will be the Broncos’ only shot at a title for a while - although Osweiler may be capable next season.
Basically, I just want a good game. I’m not so concerned on who actually wins. But if the Broncos win, all the better for Denver.