Patriots Are the Buzz from Gloucester to Glendale
Whether you are betting on the coin toss or the length of the National Anthem, we Bostonians only care about one thing.…another parade that will march through the City of Boston featuring members of the Patriots hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
The big game is just days away and it’s been 10 years since the last time we saw the Patriots perform that march. Here at The Voice we are really feeling the buzz downtown as this matchup has the potential of being one of the greatest Super Bowls in the history of the game.
The match-ups are great. At 37, Tom Brady continues to lead the Patriots to more and more big time games and could tie Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana with four rings (this is Tom Terrific’s 6th appearance). On the other side, Russell Wilson has the chance to become the first quarterback to go back-to-back since Brady did it a decade ago.
But can Brady overcome the challenge presented by the vaunted Seahawks defense? Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Byron Maxwell comprise the Legion of Boom, the hard-hitting Seattle secondary widely regarded to be the best in the league. The ‘Hawks D allowed the fewest points in the league for the 3rd straight season, and have not allowed a 300 yard passing game all year.
Brady, however, will not be intimidated. The three-time champion is arguably the best to ever play the position, and the situation could always be worse…they could be playing the Giants. Look for Brady to feed the Seahawks a steady diet of Gronk, right up the middle. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is a nightmare matchup for linebackers with his combination of size, quickness and soft hands. Seahawk attempts to take this weapon away could leave the underneath open for slot receiver Julian Edelman. One thing you can count on in this game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick will have a plan for every scenario.
Belichick is arguably the greatest coach in the history of the game, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did win two National Championships at USC and is now on the verge of winning his second Super Bowl, so he continues to make huge strides towards defining his career.
Based on these important match-ups, we think we will see the Lombardi Trophy parading through the streets of Downtown Boston once again.
If you were unlucky in your quest to find tickets and a flight out to Glendale, Arizona to watch in person, there are myriad options nearby that don’t include your couch. Our pick for a location to watch the epic game downtown is Jacob Wirth, where you can avoid the sports bar crowds and get a great meal above and beyond typical bar food. But if you’re looking for that crazed fan atmosphere and are willing to venture out of the neighborhood, Game On, Cask ‘N Flagon and Jerry Remy’s (the Seaport location has more TVs) are all good bets for great viewing.
As the anticipation builds for Sunday night there is one thing you can bet on…Boston will be strong.
Go Pats Go!