Super Bowl XLIX: Open Thread

Super Bowl XLIX: Open Thread

I picked Seattle to beat Denver in a rematch of SB48 before the season started so I’m sticking with my pick. I do think the Patriots should be favored though because of a few reasons.

The Seahawks lost Golden Tate to free agency and didn’t replace him with another quality veteran receiver. They then traded away the disruptive Percy Harvin in mid season which leaves them having to depend mostly on the legs of Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson.

For the Pats, their offense isn’t as explosive as it used to be, but it’s still dependable with Gronk leading the way. However, it’s their defense which could be the difference. When they added perennial all-star cornerback Darrelle Revis to the secondary they improved their overall defense tremendously which leaves them ten other guys to contain Beast Mode.

I do expect a hard hitting game even though several key Seattle defenders are hurt and in the end I image turnovers will be the difference. Go Seahawks.

What’s your choice?

*Do you think Belichick will pull off a trick play?

*Do you think Marshawn Lynch will be able to run the ball effectively?

*Do you think the Patriots will find a new way to cheat?

Did you forget about the Kitten Bowl on Hallmark?

Latest from Crooks and Liars

5 Shows After Dark: There is Other TV On Tonight, But Barely.

facegirlsbook.com

NFL Special: Super Bowl XLIX on NBC at 6:30pm ET. This is, quite obviously, the biggest game in town tonight so the question is less “what else is on” and more “IS there anything else on?” In my research, I have found that there are two networks willing to counter program the Super Bowl with new episodes; PBS and Showtime.

Downton Abbey on PBS at 9:00p ET. The crass American version of “football” will not stand in the way of Mary’s quest for happiness! And, like, whatever the hell is going on with Bates again. I swear to god, you guys, didn’t we have a whole season about how Bates DIDN’T kill someone, and now we’ve got a whole season where we’re supposed to think he totally did and just went about his life like nothing happened? Shouldn’t that make some people start to wonder a bit about the fate of the first Mrs.Bates? Like Anna? RUN, ANNA! GET AWAY FROM THIS BORING AND POSSIBLY MURDEROUS MAN!

Shameless on Showtime at 9:00pm ET.

Grantchester on PBS at 10:00pm ET.

The Blacklist on NBC at 10:15pm ET. Second season winter premiere. The coveted post-Super Bowl slot. Last year on Fox we got New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, before that, Elementary on CBS. Honestly, it seems like most shows that get this spot do pretty well, and it’s hosted the “Leonard Betts” episode of The X-Files so that’s kinda cool. For other TV dorks interested in this, there’s a full list on Wikipedia because you have never had a question the internet hasn’t already answered.

Genevieve Burgess has no rooting interest in this Super Bowl, and none in the Bates marriage on Downton either.

Pajiba
dxrk