The Patriots end zone looks off-balanced for the Super Bowl

The end zones are ready for the Super Bowl. Both teams’ end zones are navy blue as it matches their team color scheme. I wish they would have gone with gray for Seattle and red for New England, but this was expected.

For Seattle, they have the team logo on one side and the conference logo on the other. For the Patriots, that is not the case. They don’t have their team logo because the team wordmark already features the logo. So in the area where the logo is supposed to be, it is left blank.

Patriots rarely used alternate logo.

It feels odd. It feels off-balanced. I don’t know what the solution would be. Could the Patriots have gone with the wordmark without the logo? They could have. But even if they couldn’t, what other option would there be? Doubling up the Flying Elvis logo would be too much. Maybe an alternate logo? The only other alternate logo the Patriots have is this, and that logo is rarely used.

So we have an all navy Super Bowl with an end zone that is off-balanced. What are you going to do?

Key & Peele’s third edition of the East/West Bowl is their best

I don’t know if in terms of comedy this is their funniest, but this was so unexpected and comical to me that I think it’s their best.

Incorporating real NFL players into the sketch is a great idea. Well done, guys.

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Marshawn Lynch’s Super Bowl Media Day bonanza was pretty sweet

I work in the media and I know the frustrations of when athletes don’t answer questions well and it makes my job harder. However, I never complain to the athlete that I don’t like how they answered me. I know it’s an obligation to meet with the media but I can’t force or control how an athlete answers a question.

Of course, it’s not fair that the athlete is making my job harder. But also, the athlete’s priorities are not talking to the media. So Marshawn Lynch’s carefree attitude towards the media was exactly what I expected. He doesn’t care and there is really nothing the media can do about it. And the league can’t really fine him for it. Unless there is something in his contract that requires to answer questions a certain way, then they have no real grounds to punish him.

The Super Bowl XLIX patch has nice detail but…

The jersey patches are in! #OnToSB49 #SB49

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I like the detail in the Super Bowl patch this year. You have the stadium and some elements of the desert like the cactus. But I am starting to get real frustrated with the generic Super Bowl logos. I thought I could withstand the frustration but it’s been a few years now and I miss the days where the logo was unique every year.

Next year, I expect the logo to be gold but basically the same design.

This also indicates that the Patriots will wear their white jersey for the Super Bowl as expected. The Seahawks have also tweeted out a photo of their patch and they will wear blue.

Bad Lip Reading is back with another NFL video

I love these guys. I look forward to this every year!

These are the questions I have about the Patriots’ deflated balls

So apparently the Patriots deflated 11 of the 12 balls they used for the AFC title game. That 12th ball is the kicker’s ball, so they actually deflated every ball they used for the game. Even though these balls didn’t play a significant result into the big win, there are a lot of questions that I have from this news.

  • Was this their first time doing this?
  • How did the referees not catch it?
  • What advantage is there for ball deflation?
  • What if it was an honest mistake, and the equipment manager just measured it wrong?
  • Who ordered this scheme to take place? Did Belichick know if he wasn’t part of it?
  • What should the punishment be  for the Patriots?
  • If they suspend anyone for the Super Bowl, they can appeal. So is suspension even a possibility?
  • Is there a solution to prevent things like this from happening in the future?

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My predictions for today’s championship games in the NFL

Who’s going to the Super Bowl? Check out my predictions below.

Can Andrew Luck handle the big game pressure?

INDIANAPOLIS (4) VS NEW ENGLAND (1)

I don’t want to take away the credit that the Colts deserve for making it this far, but I don’t know if they are good enough to beat the Patriots. They were fortunate enough to play against a Broncos team without a healthy Peyton Manning. That gave the Colts a great opportunity to beat the seemingly weaker team. Against the Patriots, I don’t think they can overtake that kind of experienced attack.

Tom Brady has been playing phenomenal and it appears that the Patriots are clicking on all cylinders right now. Rob Gronkowski is still playing very effectively and that might be the recipe the Pats dial up. On the defensive side, the secondary for New England might have their hands full with Luck and the passing game. However, their front seven should have no problem slowing down the Colts’ nearly non-existent running game. Even though the Patriots have Adam Vinatieri, they should not try to settle for field goals. They need all the touchdowns they can get.

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