Super Bowl Sunday Special Discussion
We asked our writers:
“Who do you want to win the Super Bowl…and why?”
Patrick Gunn – This Super Bowl has the potential to be a blast. Two fantastic teams with a mix of young star power and veteran leadership taking centerstage. As for who will get the win, I think that the 49ers defensive front has been fantastic this postseason. However, we have not seen any defense contain the cheat code that is Patrick Mahomes. He will have some problems with the 49ers D-Line for sure, but he’s going to make plays against their secondary and force Jimmy Garoppolo to throw the ball more than he has this postseason. In the end, the Chief’s offense will be too much for the 49ers and Andy Reid hoists his first Lombardi Trophy.
Lincoln Mitchell – While I am not a big football fan, the 49ers have been my football team since I first learned of the game.
Matthew Cohen – The Kansas City Chiefs. Mostly because I’d like to see Andy Reid win a Super Bowl. He sounds like a good guy and has always been a day late and a dollar short.
Derek McAdam – I would love to see the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV. As a Jets fan, it does not matter much to me at all. However, Andy Reid has been a very consistent coach throughout the years but has yet to win a ring as a head coach. I went to school with Kansas City’s free safety Juan Thornhill, who tore his ACL in the final regular season game. I was three grades below him, but it is still a reason why I have to cheer for the Chiefs.
Paul Semendinger – it’s amazing, this year I don’t even care. Usually there is a team I’m pulling for, this year not so much. Having to pick one, I’ll go for the Chiefs. I like seeing franchises that haven’t won in a long time get a victory (except in baseball where I want the Yankees to always win).
John Nocero – I don’t care at all who wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. I don’t follow football. I played in college but after all the issues with CTE came out, as well as the disreputable character of many NFL players, I stopped following the game. The super bowl to me means that we are another day closer to spring training.
Ed Botti – Got to go with the Chiefs today. Andy Reid has been so close over the years, I’d like to see him get a Super Bowl win. Patrick Mahomes seems to epitomize what is good in sports today. Last year, because of the terrible NFL overtime rules, the Chiefs got the short end of the stick (to put it mildly).
Mike Whiteman – What Super Bowl?
“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby
Andy Singer – Defense wins championships traditionally, but the Chiefs are that good. I’m sticking with the Chiefs over the Niners, but it’ll be a great game either way.
Ethan Semendinger – Only one quarterback who is playing tonight had the guts to call out the Derek Jeter hall of fame vote, so I’ll be rooting for his team to win. In all seriousness however, this year was a hard year for me to truly pick a team to root for, and even though Jimmy G. is a fantastic player and the 49ers defense is great, I think I’d rather see the Chief’s start their own dynasty with the young gun-slinger of Patrick Mahomes II. Truly, I’m just hoping for a well contested game that keeps me entertained throughout.