As I was listening to the morning sports shows, I heard a lot of dumb things being thrown about. I wondered if perhaps some of these people were just saying these things to “stir the pot” or did they actually mean it. Either way, this morning was a banner day for dumb things overheard.
In light of the many problems associated with the most recent Super Bowl, the NFL has decided to rethink their Super Bowl planning. It is said that they want to plan for every eventuality. While that may sound great, it just isn’t that realistic.
You knew it was coming right? Displaced Super Bowl fans suing everybody involved for the ticket/seating fiasco. Of course you did. It’s exactly what everyone expected to happen except maybe the NFL who continues to try and appease those affected by the ticket/seat debacle.
The NFL is now offering the 400 fans who bought tickets but didn’t get a seat a choice of a $2,400 plus a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl, or they can accept a new offer of one free ticket, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, to a Super Bowl of their choosing. The $2,400 offer does not include any travel or hotel costs or any reimbursement of fans who paid higher than value for their Super Bowl tickets. The lawsuit seeks 5 million dollars in damages and names the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones as defendants.
After Jay Cutler went out of the Bears playoff game with an apparent injury, he was eviscerated by many people for not showing leadership. Even if you accepted that he was injured, people still wanted him to show some leadership to his team, any leadership. They wanted to see him on the sidelines still involved in the game. Especially since it was apparent that his injury was not that bad. Perhaps he should take some notes from watching Charles Woodson after his injury in the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl played out about as closely to what I thought as I could hope for. I never dreamed that I would be this close to correct. The Steelers couldn’t catch a break, and they turned the ball over far too much.
It also didn’t help that the Steelers allowed those turnovers to become points.
So, is this game about Big Ben not stepping up, injuries for the Steelers, Charles Woodson’s inspiring halftime speech, or Aaron Rodgers?
Personally, I think it’s about Aaron Rodgers. He just vaulted himself into a new realm when he made the Packers into an aerial circus that seldom ran the ball and spread the Steelers out like crazy.