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Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 4:37 a.m. PST

That was the word used by one of our local anchors
to describe the Superbowl. Several of her colleagues
(both genders) agreed.

I can only sigh at the depths to which knowledge of the
game and its tactical subtleties has sunk.

Boring ? It was like watching a Spassky/Fischer chess
match, only this time it was Belichick/Phillips !

When's the last time anyone saw the Pats, or ANY NFL
team, call TWO times-out in Q1 because they were not
sure how to attack a defense ????

Boring – hmpf !

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 5:57 a.m. PST

I agree; I enjoyed the contest.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 7:04 a.m. PST

Not interested in either team (or, really any team, that much).

I do like a good defensive game.

If the QB can't connect with tons of time and an open pocket, the game is sloppy and boring. If the QB can't connect because he's under a ton (sometimes literally!) of pressure, that's good sport.

For anyone who calls the number and type of sacks in SB LIII boring, I can arrange for a 300+ pound lineman to tackle them. :)

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 7:46 a.m. PST

I agree with the announcers. It was a boring game. Not because the defenses were overcoming the offenses, but because both offenses seemed rather inept at the start.

The Patriots figured it out and scored a touchdown. But it took 3 and a half quarters to get their act together.

The Rams just kept punting……

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 9:10 a.m. PST

"If the QB can't connect with tons of time and an open pocket, the game is sloppy and boring."

Sounds like good coverage by the defensive backs to me.

I thought it was a great, hard nosed defensive game. More like games in the past before all the rule changes that helped the offense – more touchdowns, more viewers, more revenue.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 9:27 a.m. PST

I'm on the chess match side. The defenses were both amazing, and an incredible defensive play can be an impressive thing— and that game had a lot of them. Honestly, an arm a fraction of a second too late or too early would have meant scores for both teams. Really fantastic defensive play in this game.

And the game had what is now my favorite play call:
Brady yells "Reagan! Reagan!"
Tony Romo: "Well, obviously, that's a run to the right."

I think what made the game "boring" for most people is that their own teams weren't in it.

Gerard Leman05 Feb 2019 10:32 a.m. PST

And the game had what is now my favorite play call:
Brady yells "Reagan! Reagan!"
Tony Romo: "Well, obviously, that's a run to the right."

And that's the problem with more liberal politicians: "Sanders" can't be heard above the noise of the crowd because of the soft "s"; and "Ocacio-Cortez" is too long.

Winston Smith05 Feb 2019 9:45 p.m. PST

There's something that gladdens my heart when I see a quarterback with deer in the headlights eyes being mercilessly pursued.
That's good old fashioned football.
And the stiff arm is coming back too!

No. It was a good game. Defense dominated on both sides, and The grizzled old vet took over at the end.

And Julian Edelman was fantastic as an MVP. He was always open. Tough as old shoe leather.

Double G Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 9:21 a.m. PST

Agreed with the comments about it not being boring as it was far from that, it was a great chess match between two brilliant defensive minds, Belichick and Philips, nice to see vs the high scoring games we're used to seeing thanks to the NFL legislating defense out of the league.

In the end, the Rams blinked first; on their winning TD drive, the Patriots had 21 personnel on the field (2 RB's, 2 TE's, 1 WR) and the Rams thought the Patriots were going to run, so they had 4 DL's, 4 LB's, 2 CB's and single high safety and they got torched by Gronkowski twice and Edelman twice, they actually ran the same play three times in a row and there was nothing the Rams could do about it.

Offense wins games, defense wins championships.

If you want a 52-51 game, go play Madden.

Tacitus06 Feb 2019 1:09 p.m. PST

All that punting was just the Rams getting ready to introduce their 70 yard field goal offense for next year!

Who asked this joker12 Feb 2019 10:08 a.m. PST

If you are within a score to the very end, you don't walk out! I appreciated the defensive struggle for what it was.

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