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Super Bowl LVIII

Poll ended at Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:27 pm

San Francisco 49ers
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Kansas City Chiefs
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69%
 
Total votes: 16
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so disappointed the Lions flamed out ... I applaud Campbell and his aggressiveness, but there are times, ESPECIALLY in the playoffs, where kicking the field goal is the best option

I thought the Ravens would be better than they were, but then again gotta give credit to the Chiefs for handling them, and shame on me for picking against Mahomes in the playoffs

this should be a good game, but then again we expect all Super Bowls to be good when less than half are
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9ers looked very beatable in that NFCCG.

Mahommes and crew are gonna spank that 9er ass.
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Sadly, it does not involve the Bears.... :frustrated:
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Picking against Mahomes is like picking against Michael Jordan.
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I think the 49ers could win, but I don't think they will. I don't see it being a blowout or anything, but I envision the game going kind of like the KC - Baltimore game. That game just never felt like it was in doubt. Hope I'm wrong and we get another thriller like last year's.
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LacertineForest wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 11:03 am I think the 49ers could win, but I don't think they will. I don't see it being a blowout or anything, but I envision the game going kind of like the KC - Baltimore game. That game just never felt like it was in doubt. Hope I'm wrong and we get another thriller like last year's.
When I watch these games with Mahomes, this is no different than Jordan in the late 80s to early 90s. You watch him take on these stacked teams. The Ravens are for real. I think the Ravens could've won the whole thing.

But with both Mahomes and Jordan I watch the games and I'm like, OK, how is he going to win this one?

Playoffs? On the road? Whatever the situation is. Both of those guys find ways to win. That's the allure of watching them. You know they're going to win. It's just a matter of how.
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First six seasons as a head coach:

Shanahan: 1-2 in NFC Championship games. 0-1 in the Super Bowl

Reid: 1-3 in NFC Championship games. 0-1 in the Super Bowl.

In his 7th season, Kyle has already done something Reid never did, and that’s make a second Super Bowl with his original team.

I think Shanahan needs this more than anyone, but it would be pretty cool to see the Chief solidify themselves as a dynasty. Don’t really care either way. Hope it’s a good game.
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Once the Bears are out then for me it’s ABP.

Anyone But the Packers.

Just hope for an entertaining game and no serious injuries :thumbsup:
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I picked the chiefs because it’s hard to pick against mahomes, and the niners peaked too early in the year,and their defense is severely under performing.

I expect mahomes to pick them apart underneath.
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The matchup isn't all that exciting, but I'm hoping it' an entertaining game. I would have preferred Baltimore/Detroit but it's whatever.

Doesn't really matter to me who wins, but I do think Shanny needs it more than Big Red.
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This is gonna shock you guys, but here in New England the sentiment is overwhelmingly pro 49ers, purely because it helps preserve Brady's GOAT status.

So go chiefs!
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Rusty Trombagent wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:44 pm This is gonna shock you guys, but here in New England the sentiment is overwhelmingly pro 49ers, purely because it helps preserve Brady's GOAT status.

So go chiefs!
I am rooting for Purdy because it's an incredible underdog story. I think the Chiefs Machine is going to be tough to beat though.
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KC is my team after the Bears (born there) but Brock is making us Iowa State Cyclones proud. KC's offense hasn't been blowing anyone away, it's barely getting the job done but that D is top notch. San Fran's isn't much worse although it's been allowing too many points in the playoffs. I think it gets its act together and the 49ers eke out a relatively low scoring game. More points than KC-Baltimore but not by a lot.
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Rooting for the 49ers but Chiefs will win, because Chiefs.
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I see they had a horrible little turd with no connection to the NFL presenting the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. What an insult to the late, great man and the winner Cameron Heyward.
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Picked the Niners but the Chiefs lookin awful good.
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I must have missed this thread or forgot about it—senior moment. I like the Niners — I think I said 31-27 in the thread I had aimlessly started.
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I am loving how this SB is playing out right now. Love that the Ds are playing well. Tired of the high scoring video game type games.
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First half impressions:

First and foremost pressure is key to a good defense. I really hope we can get another DE this off season even if we have to break the bank a bit.

I really feel for Greenlaw. Guys was just amped up to get on the field and possibly (likely) tore his Achilles.

Kelce is seething. He’s got 1 foot in the retirement box, and he’s pissed he’s getting taken out of the game. Is this Reid or Nagy? Nagy did it here as coach with no real rhythm or reason

I still think it’s anyone’s game, though the 49ers have the momentum and have only been beating themselves with penalties and the fumble. The Chiefs need to go down and score to wrestle that momentum away. Romo gave the game plan away… Chiefs have been relying less on the big play, but need to hit the big play to keep up with the Niners.
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I expect the Chiefs will make adjustments and win the game. A 7 point lead isn't much.

These Super Bowl half-time shows get worse every year. Is this really what passes for music these days?
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Incredible half time show
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Rusty Trombagent wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:52 pm Incredible half time show
Each to their own I guess.

And the 49ers are busy throwing the game away. Totally predictable.
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..tied..at 16 now.. should be an interesting finish..
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Told you. Inevitable.
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Pretty great game, all in all.
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Niners could not take advantage of opportunities, and Mahomes got happy feet where SF did not account for a running QB. Like TMP said, it's similar to Jordan on the Bulls: Mahomes wills his team to a W. Also sickening to see SF not take Kelce into account in the 4th quarter. Niner DB's got taken apart and their DL did not put enough pressure on Mahomes. Difficult task to contain Patty.
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Man. What a difference a missed PAT can make.
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Turned out to be a good game after all...

Mahomes is dam good and Reid pulls one out of his hat..
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Great game, loss of greenlaw and the dang blocked pat loomed large.

Both teams and QBs had their moments, mahomes wins in the end.
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Andy Reid is great and overcomes the Nagus..!!

Mahomes and Travis Swift..awesome !
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HisRoyalSweetness wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:47 pm Told you. Inevitable.
Mahommes is Thanos. We haven't reached the Endgame yet so expect more of these Mahommes moments. Inevitable describes him perfectly.
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