I couldn’t tell you which Super Bowl has been the best ever played. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to hand out that sort of crown.
But I’m confident about this: last night sure wasn’t it.
With two weeks of anticipation leading up to a matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, we deserved better than what we received. The intrigue of Sean McVay versus Bill Belichick, who texted each other throughout the season, was there. So was the storyline of newcomer quarterback Jared Goff taking on seasoned veteran Tom Brady — who was playing in his ninth Super Bowl.
On paper, the game had the potential to be one for the ages. But in the end, what we got was the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history — a miserable three and a half hour experience that had very few redeeming qualities if you had no dog in the fight.
The highlights of the game were 14 punts, two missed field goals and a single touchdown that didn’t come until there were only seven minutes remaining in the game. The NFL 100 Commercial packed a lot more exciting action, with some of the greatest players in league history fighting over a fumbled football at an award ceremony.