Working on Super Bowl Sunday

My attendance at a super bowl party is not going to happen today. I’m going to be working during the game. That realization occurred earlier this week during the course of watching an episode of Top Chef from the DVR while working after John Paul had gone to sleep.

Even after all these years (12 seasons) I still watch the television show Top Chef on Bravo. Somewhere along the way, I even subscribed to Food & Wine magazine. We very rarely cook any of the recipes within the pages of the magazine, but that does not stop me from reading it cover to cover. Years ago when we had cut the cord by canceling cable, Top Chef was the one show I still purchased via Amazon online.

I’m guessing that a lot of people will be working or at least surfing the internet during the Super Bowl today. The New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks should be a pretty decent game. Both teams have showing the ability to play solid defense, run the ball, and run an up tempo spread attack passing game.

My take on the game is pretty straightforward. One of the teams is going to take control early. I’m sure Bill Belichick has been saving some pages in the playbook for the Super Bowl. The Seahawks defense is probably not prepared for the mix of formations they will see today. The Patriots offensive players have been reporting eligible and ineligible at a surprising rate. None of that will matter if Marshawn Lynch sustains beast mode throughout the game. Anybody capable of inspiring an actual seismic event could change the game at any time. If Marshawn Lynch goes over 150 yards rushing during the game, then the Seahawks will win the game.

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