By Andrew Thompson ‘19
This Sunday everyone needs to grab nachos, grab drinks of choice (pop), and grab your boys because at 5:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Rams will face off against the New England Patriots.
The 13-3 Rams, led by young quarterback Jared Goff and rising head coach Sean McVay, dominated the NFC this year, only losing to the Saints, Bears, and Eagles, teams who all made the playoffs.
The 11-5 Patriots, lead by veteran quarterback Tom Brady and the football guru head coach Bill Belichick, managed to fight their way back to their ninth Super Bowl in the last 17 years. However, during the regular season the Patriots lost to the Jaguars, Lions, Titans, Dolphins, and Steelers, none of who made it into the playoffs.
“Die hard” (bandwagon) Patriots fan and Tom Brady lover John Stillman said, “The regular season was filled with many ups and downs, but by the end of the season we were still here. We have the greatest of all time – Tom Brady,so I knew we would be in the Super Bowl no matter what. I predict it will be a extremely close game as the Rams are an exceptional team, but I believe Tom Brady will get the ball back with two minutes and lead the Pats to their 6th ring.”
Zach Wareyko, starting varsity defense of tackle, said, “I think Aaron Donald (LA Rams defensive tackle) is going to have (the) best game of his life. He knows what’s on the line and how much he works; he’s going to give it all he’s got. The Patriots are going to be so worried about him; they will double team him. No matter what, he’s going all out!”
To break up the intense game is a electric halftime show performed by Maroon 5, with special appearances by Travis Scott.
Senior Mikey Hopkins said, “I’m super excited for this year’s halftime performance. I’ve seen Travis and he puts on a great live show. Maroon 5 has been in the music game for a long time, so I’m sure they’ll be good, too.”
This Super Bowl, played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, will most likely be a shoot out with the over/under being 56.5.
Both teams have great coaches with exceptional offenses; however, the Rams may have a leg up on the Patriots when it comes to the defensive side of the ball. My prediction is the Rams will beat the Patriots in a close game in Atlanta, but then again the Patriots always find a way to pull of the win.