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Super Bowl LIII Game Thread

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NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

This is it. The end of the road. The finale of the 2018 NFL season. The biggest, and in some ways the worst, game of the year. Over the top halftime extravaganzas, endless commercial breaks, weeks of hype, and of course yet another appearance by the Patriots make this the worst game of the year. But it’s still the Super Bowl, and most of us will still watch.

The 13-5 New England Patriots come into this game looking for a sixth ring to add to their ridiculous collection. Ageless wonder Tom Brady has been rejuvenated in the playoffs after an uncharacteristically pedestrian regular season, and the Patriots are firing on all cylinders after a thrilling overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago. This might be the last gasp of a dying dynasty, but it certainly has been impressive if it is.

Where the Patriots have the wisdom of age on their side what with their geriatric quarterback and AARP head coach, the 15-3 Los Angeles Rams present a nice foil, with a 30 something head coach and a young, emerging quarterback in Jared Goff under center. Sean McVay has the reputation of a boy genius, and now gets the chance to match wits with Bill Belichick, the evil genius many believe is the best coach in NFL history. Goff is clearly no match for Brady at this point in their respective careers, but a win here would put Goff on the path to establishing a legend of his own.

It’s the Patriots versus the Rams, age versus youth, in a compelling contest for the 2018/19 Lombardi Trophy

Grab a seat, get some popcorn and enjoy the show everybody.