Two teams will emerge Out of the Shadows: Tom Brady (expecting it will be the Patriots Day)and Matt Ryan and his Falcons both ready to present The Finest Hours of football this season. The Lions could’ve made it here, but they lost to the Green and Gold G.B. Packers in the playoffs.
#SB51 is being played in Houston, Texas, nowhere By the Sea, and on NRG Parkway, not on Sing Street or Cloverfield Lane. And no matter what happens – we know several things for sure: Country music star Luke Bryan (one of The Nice Guys of music industry) won’t be one of the Hidden Figures, he will Sing The National Anthem – the first time a Man has performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 10 Years.
The game will be packed with Collisions. And the players won’t care – they’ll Bleed for This win. A few standouts will lead their team to victory, while others will simply be Passengers.
Calls will be controversial – including the Need for further review to determine if he really did Land both feet in the end zone. At times there will be Angry Birds fans and upset NE fans. The team that’s losing going into the second half will have to attempt a Resurgence. Sideline speeches will surely include such motivational phrases as “Never Stop Never Stopping“, though they hardly ever produce results.
Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show Arrival will no doubt be theatrical. Tony Bennett, with whom Gaga feels both Love and Friendship, will actually be introducing her, along with her Little Monsters. I predict a technical malfunction will occur – which means Miss Gaga’s Peculiar performance won’t be Magnificent. The game will play into the Moonlight, and every Super Bowl Party will Trek far Beyond 10pm. Will in end-up being as memorable as some of the great Super Bowls from the 20th Century? Probably not.
This is Super Bowl LI. Speaking of “LIes”, Brady may come face-to-face with Commissioner Roger Goodell for the first time since “Deflate Gate”. If the Patriots win, Goodell will hand out the Lombardi trophy to the Pats QB. Why Him? Because he’s The Boss. However, will the Commissioner have the Nerve to go Rogue and ask someone else do it? There’d certainly be Collateral damage to his reputation. If Brady and Goodell reunite in awkward fashion (Mariah Carey Awkward), expect the internet Trolls to be Loving it. The Founders of the NFL will be turning-over in their graves.
FINAL SCORE: Patriots 29, Falcons 17
What Now? One final thought: Don’t expect to Find Steve Martin and Chris Tucker anywhere in NRG Stadium Sunday night. It would bring back too many bad memories of appearing in “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”.