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Five thoughts on Super Bowl XLIX; plus prediction

Can’t wait until Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and Seahawks.

Here are five things I’ve been thinking:

1. I am over Marshawn Lynch. His juvenile behavior is more sad than funny.
The Seahawks running back has been declining to say anything. He showed up at Media Day and answered every question with the same line — he was just there so he wouldn’t get fined.
Not every athlete is good with the media, but they usually make the most of it.
NFL players are paid handsomely and it’s not just for their on-the-field efforts. Part of their job is to talk to the media. 
Lynch needs to grow up.
Imagine how many NFL players are sitting at home this week, wishing they were at the Super Bowl.

2. I’m also over Deflate Gate. So many different stories. I understand the need for a thorough investigation by the NFL. But if the Patriots are exonerated, I agree with Patriots owner Robert Kraft who says the NFL will owe the team an apology.

3. It's a gut feeling. I think Tom Brady is going to have a great game. The Seahawks defense certainly will challenge the Patriots, but I have a hunch Bill Belichick is saving his best for this game.

4. Am very curious to see if Russell Wilson is the quarterback from the first half against the Packers, or the one who came back late in the game to win the NFC Championship.

5. Actually looking forward to the Katy Perry half-time show. Don’t think I could name one of her songs, but she’s an entertainer (like Bruno Mars from a year ago) who has been working diligently on her 12.5 minutes for the show. Lynch could take some lessons from Perry on how to handle the media. She was perfect at her press conference on Thursday. When asked since she’s single if she had her eyes on any of the players, she smiled and said she was only up there to not get fined. She answered the rest of the questions with poise and a sense of humor.

Prediction: Patriots 24, Seahawks 17

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