An aspect of football that has made it so fun to watch for anyone across the country is the suspense. This year’s Super Bowl Featured the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, and held fans at the edge of their seats up until the game clock hit 0:00.
After a playoff run riddled with bad talk of deflated balls and cheating efforts, the Pats finally culminated their season with their fourth Super Bowl title. The Seahawks fell to them with a score of 28-24.
Students at RPS were torn between the two teams vying for the World Championship. Katherine Driscoll ‘17 said, “I started crying tears of joy the second that I found out the Patriots won.”
Radhika Kadakia, on the contrary, was rooting for the Seahawks. “I was disappointed because I thought (Coach) Pete Carroll made the wrong decision in tak- ing the option to throw the ball”, Kadakia said.
Kadakia brought up a very controversial point in Super Bowl XLIX. Many fans were confused with why Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll decided to have quarterback Russell Wilson throw the ball when they were down by four points near the goal line with the clock ticking down.
The overwhelming opinion is that the ball should have gone to running back Marshawn Lynch, who has proved to be a top five back in the NFL since en- tering the league. Known to perform on the field but not in front of media, Lynch was instrumental in the Seahawks’ rise to the Super Bowl, but found himself to be underutilized when it came to crunch time.
Tyler Connell ’15 said, “Why throw the ball when you have an absolute tank in the backfield? Mar- shawn Lynch has proved himself to be clutch in these kinds of situations.”
This opinion was shared by many, but some also thought that the Patriots deserved the win more so
than the Seahawks. Rachel Piltser ’15 said, “They won last year so I
don’t think it’s that big of a deal that they didn’t win this year.”
Many other students weren’t fans of either team, and wanted to look at the Super Bowl as a big picture. An- thony Guglin ’15 said, “As much as the Super Bowl is about being the biggest football game of the year and the anxiety and adrenaline of it, it’s also about com- ing together with friends and family and bonding over a common love we all have for football.”
The Super Bowl is always a momentous occasion for sports fans across the countries, and Patriots fans can celebrate for the next year over their narrow vic- tory against the Seattle Seahawks.