Super Match-Up

I love the Super Bowl. Its the quintessential American holiday. Friends, food, competition. I love the whole thing. Most years, I find myself picking a team to root for just to make things more interesting for me. This year I find myself in an interesting situation. My two favorite NFL teams are playing each other in this year's big game.

How does a Texas boy come to be a fan of Seattle and Denver, you ask? Well its pretty easy. As a young child, I loved John Elway. He was the most exciting player in the late 80's, the time at which I was first exposed to football. I distinctly remember balling crying when Elway and the Broncos lost to the 49ers in the Super Bowl 24. Crushing.

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John Elway, the most exciting football player of the 80's


My Seahawks fandom is a little odd, honestly. But I will attempt to explain. As a hardcore football fan, there becomes little intricacies of the game that you became enamored with. For some people, they like teams that run a 3-4 defense. Or they like teams with quarterbacks that went to their University of choice. For me, one of the intricacies that I really enjoy breaking down is uniforms and logos. For some odd reason, I love uniforms, logos, color schemes, etc. For my money, the best color scheme and uniforms in the league are the Seattle Seahawks. Nike took over as the official uniform supplier to the NFL about two years ago.

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Nike Uniform Unveiling, April 2012

They did a big uniform unveiling with players from every team in the summer before the season started. When I saw the Seahawks new uniforms, I was in. Ever since then, I have been rooting hard for the 'Hawks. I understand its a pretty dumb reason, but the heart wants what the heart wants. In addition, over the last two years, Seattle drafted Earl Thomas from my alma mater (Texas), they have a deaf running back with a phenomenal story (Derrick Coleman), and Russell Wilson has shown himself to be an outstanding and positive leader. All things that have contributed to my increasing fandom of the Seahawks. Of course, winning doesn't hurt either.

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Does it get any cooler than this?



So that brings us to Super Bowl 48 (I refuse to use the roman numeral system for Super Bowls because its too confusing). Who am I going to root for? I wish I knew, honestly. I have yet to decide how I am going to handle myself during the game. Either way, I can't lose, right?

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Decisions, decisions...