Ready or Not: The Countdown is on! The Endgame of the NFL’s 100th season is in sight.
The National Football League began three years after 1917, with the first Super Bowl arriving in ’67. SB LIV could be a Marvelous match up. The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are The Best of Enemies. They’re both Playing Far From Home in Miami. Weather conditions should be ideal — the field will not be Frozen. What all these Men Want is to win that coveted Lombardi Trophy.
Once Upon a Time… Andy Reid was the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He kept Us Eagles fans on the edge of our seats during his Super Bowl win Pursuit, but it didn’t happen. Sunday could be A Beautiful Day for Reid. If the big Irishman finally gets that elusive Super Bowl win he’ll be declared an Overcomer. Or will it be Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers who take things to The Next Level and win their first SB since 1995? If that happens, Shanahan’s Marriage Story with QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be a happy one.
Midway through the Night, Jennifer Lopez will perform her highly anticipated halftime set. News of her Oscar snub was a Bombshell, considering only a month ago she wasn’t a Long Shot, but actually one of the favorites to win Best Supporting Actress.
The Second Part of the game will conflict with a major movie awards show. BBC America’s airing of the 2020 BAFTAs begins at 9:10 pmET. Unlike the BAFTAs (on tape delay and edited for time), the Super Bowl is Uncut. The entire Battle will be shown live on FOX, along with shots of the sidelines, where cheerleaders waving their Poms while cheering on the Hustlers on the field.
At one point, the ball and the goal line may be only Five Feet Apart – but the player holding the pigskin won’t be able to Crawl his way in for a touchdown. Will someone make a careless play at a key moment and be remembered as the Joker of the game — an Intruder in his team’s chances for victory — the clear Missing Link? Hopefully, it will be an exciting game for all of us watching. Reporters, talking heads and media Parasites will have their Knives Out if this game is as bad a last year’s. But one thing’s for certain: there will be Pain and Glory.
The winners will be declared the Good Boys of the 54th SB. The others will face a Dark Fate, saying Farewell to their championship dreams, left to carry disappointment on their Way Home. I don’t expect a blow-out, but neither team will show Just Mercy with so much on the line.
My Prediction: Chiefs 27, 49ers 24