Every season it’s usually pretty easy to decide who you are rooting for in the Super Bowl.
Whoever is playing the New England Patriots.
This year, like 2015, is a little more difficult because it involves a division rival.
The thing for me, and why I’ll quietly be checking updates on my phone from the “Happiest Place on Earth” is that I hate dynasties.
It’s not the I don’t respect them, I respect the hell out of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots dynasty, it’s that the same result is nauseating. It’s old hat. It doesn’t lend itself to entertainment.
In fact, it just means you’re cheering for a different NFC team every season.
That’s the greatness of the Patriots and that means cheering against them every season.
When they’re great, and your team has a single Super Bowl appearance in their history, it makes it even harder to cheer for the Pats, even if they’re taking on a division rival.
Moreover, when you look at where the Cardinals are, the Rams ascension is hope that the Cardinals can follow suit.
Maybe that will happen in a faster time frame than the 13 years between the Rams playoff appearance in 2004 and last year, hopefully it’s not 17 seasons between the Cardinals Super Bowl appearances, which would put us a cool five seasons away.
No, hopefully the Cardinals will follow the Rams script with Jared Goff and Sean McVay.
That’s why I’ll be checking to see if there’s any reason to belly up to a Downtown Disney bar tomorrow, or if I’ll take advantage of another day of an empty park.
I’m expecting a Patriots win… just because that’s how most NFL seasons seem to end.
Who are you rooting for?