We’re inside of an hour until the start of the fifty-second Super Bowl in NFL history. Live television coverage has now been ongoing for what seems like three days, but technically things kick off at 6:30 p.m. eastern on NBC (streaming on NBCSports.com).
Obviously this is a college sports website generally, and a University of Georgia sports website in particular. Therefore, I assume that you may or may not have a rooting interest in this game. The Patriots are a 4.5 point favorite in Vegas if that’s your cup of tea. But if it’s not you may need some help figuring out when and what to yell at your television.
If you’re looking for such an interest, might I suggest my tried and true method, pulling for the team with the largest number of former Georgia Bulldogs on the roster? If that’s your game, then you’re with the Patriots. The Eagles picked up veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe this season, but he’s the only former ‘Dawg from Philly. The Patriots by contrast will be leaning on their perennial starter at center, David “Boss” Andrews. While he’s spent the season on injured reserve, wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is also on the Pats’ squad. All other things being equal, I root for the team whose victory puts the most former players with big honkin’ Super Bowl rings hanging out on the Bulldogs’ sideline during the ensuing season. So go Pats. And . . .