Whew! It has been a… um… very interesting year for the National Football League, wouldn’t you say? Dramatic, disappointing, inspirational, historic, embarrassing, repulsive, disturbing and basically an all around hot stack of potatoes mess! Where in the hell do I begin?!? Let’s see. There was the much hyped Mr. Johnny Football (aka Mr. Johnny Manziel), a disappointment. There was Mr. Michael Sam… historic and inspirational! Next up, the now infamous elevator incident caught on video for all our eyeballs to see. Disturbing and repulsive (thanks TMZ). Then there was Mr. Roger Goodell (if anyone can find him) and his subsequent punishment and overall behavior after said video surfaced. An embarrassment… to say the least. Adding to the pot, a slew of other questionable behavior from football players: drugs, assault accusations, locker room hostility etc. Furthermore, there was a rebellion against a coach (49ers…allegedly), some questionable play calling (hello refs!) and potential career ending injuries (Mr. Victor Cruz and some others). Oh! Playing with some pretty nasty injuries also took center stage and added to the drama of it all (Mr. Aaron Rodgers, Mr. Tony Romo and now, evidently, Mr. Peyton Manning). However, all was not lost. In both an inspirational and beautiful gesture, the Cincinnati Bengals showed some real class when they asked defensive tackle Mr. Devon Still to return to the practice team (after they cut him earlier) once they learned that his 4 year old daughter was fighting cancer. Being back on the team gave Mr. Still some much needed income and health insurance that would help cover the enormous cost of treating this deadly disease (plus the Bengals made a very generous donation in her honor). Bravo Bengals!
So…as you can see, this was quite the year for the NFL. But just when you thought it was safe to sit back, relax and enjoy the Super Bowl game this Sunday, another BOMB drops: DEFLATEGATE. That’s right…Tom Brady and the Patriots’ balls were found to be too small! As a result, there was outrage! There was anger! And most surprisingly, there was… crying. CRYING! In football… yep. Mr. Brady’s feelings were hurt, both Mr. Belichick and Mr. Brady held news conferences to address the issue (not the best of ideas), and everyone from former players to Bill Nye the Science guy weighed in on the size of the Patriots balls. Have mercy!
Well, with all that has happened… let’s turn our attention to…an actual game (shocking I know). Who will win this years Super Bowl? For the answer, I have a full proof method that hasn’t proven me wrong yet! Winning the Super Bowl game does not depend on your athletic talent, preparedness, practice time, coaching or play calling. NO! It depends on one thing only – FASHION! That’s right. Dress well. Play well. It’s all in the football uniform. Let’s take a look!
Hmmm…the splash of lime green for the Seahawks is both modern and vibrant, but the Patriots may prove to be the winner in a more classic uniform. I don’t know about you, but I feel the Seahawks have edged out the Patriots in this round! Round 1: Seahawks.
(images: Getty Images 2014, AP 2014, Ed Mulholland, Matt Slocum)
Maybe the key to who will win is in the quarterbacks…in terms of personal fashion. First up, Mr. Brady is looking dapper! Next, it’s Mr. Wilson and although Mr. Wilson looks stylish, it appears that Mr. Brady has squeaked past him in this round. Round 2: Patriots
(images: Getty Images 2012, thefashiontag.com, AP 2013)
Uh oh. It looks like we have ourselves a tie ladies and gentlemen. It’s neck and neck! Will personal quarterback fashion style win over stylish team uniforms or will fashion forward jerseys reign supreme for this go round? I know the answer (I do…I correctly predicted who would win last year based on this very method), but I’m not going to tell you! HA! Yes my friends, it’s up to you to make the accurate prediction. Good luck!
What do you think? Love my choices? Hate them? If you have a butthole then you have an opinion…and now would be a good time to share it! Comment below (but please be respectful).