10 Reasons Why 2014 Super Bowl is Must-See TV
10 Reasons Why Super Bowl XLVIII is Must-See TV
After a tremendous day of action on Championship Sunday, the matchup is set for Super Bowl XLVIII. The Denver Broncos will represent the AFC and the Seattle Seahawks will represent the NFC. This is a great matchup with two deserving teams. Unlike many SBs over the past decade, this one will not feature any Wild Card teams or teams that got hot at the right time. Both of these squads have been flying high since week one.
Title games are designed to create matchups between the top two teams. However, that's rarely the case. The NFL's playoff system is as good as it gets, but it still doesn't mean fans will get the top two statistical teams in the title game. That's what the BCS attempted to do for many years in college football. It was a wacky system (to put it lightly), but the end goal was a good thing - the 'top two teams' playing each other for all the marbles.
SB 48 is already setup to be one of the best games in history. There's been all kinds of chatter surrounding the contest for months, simply because the NFL decided to have the game in New Jersey during the middle of winter. If the game is heavily impacted by the weather and the action on the field stays up to and beyond par, we'll have a classic on our hands.
On top of the attention the game will bring to the New York/New Jersey area, we all know that it draws ridiculous ratings. Millions and millions of people will watch across the world. Here are 10 reasons why SB 48 is going to be must-see TV:
It Could Be Peyton Manning's Last Game
If the legendary QB gets a bad report on his neck this March, his historic run will come to an end. The doctors won't care if he wins or loses this game.
You can hate the NFL for putting this game in New Jersey all you want, but there's nothing to be done about it at this point. Embrace the crappy weather and hope that it will provide you with some crazy moments.
A Second Year QB is Trying to Upset a Legend
If Russell Wilson outplays Peyton Manning, it will be one of the biggest surprises in Super Bowl history.
The Seahawks are Trying To Win Their First Championship
For a franchise that's never been to the mountain top, it doesn't get any bigger.
Marshawn Lynch, alone, nearly makes this game worth watching. He's already in the best RB discussion, but a Super Bowl MVP could make him the best.
The New York Crowd
Super Bowl crowds aren't historically great. But if any crowd can change that, it's a New York crowd. It will interesting to see who they love and who they hate.
The Coaching Battle
John Fox figures to have an advantage over Pete Carroll in this game. He's been around a lot longer, and he's also coached in the Super Bowl before.
Legion of Boom
If the Seahawks win SB 48, the Legion of Boom will go down in NFL history as one of the greatest units all of all time. Especially, when you consider that they'll have to beat Peyton Manning to hoist the Lombardi trophy.
Peyton Manning's Quest For a Second Ring
If you don't think this game is all about Peyton Manning's legacy, you would be wrong.
No. 1 Offense vs. No. 1 Defense
Not only do we have the top two teams in the NFL going at it in this game, we have the best offense going up against the best defense. It simply can't get any better.
Bonus Reason: It's Un-American To Not Watch the Super Bowl
Let's be honest, Super Bowl Sunday should be an official holiday and workers shouldn't have to go in on Monday.