Superbowl 50 didn’t exactly create a lot of offensive fireworks, but for old school football fans who enjoy the game when they allowed defenses to actually make plays and didn’t engineer every rule change to prevent it, last night’s game was enjoyable.
A few takeaways as we try to get ready for life without football for a few months:
1. If you followed Brostrick’s official prop bet picks, you were +665 units. We hit it big with the Denver alternate lines of -3.5 and -7.5 as well as Tails never fails. Hitting another 2 point conversion for +330 didn’t suck either.
2. Phil Simms was surprisingly not awful on Sunday night’s telecast, but you have to wonder what CBS did with Mike Carey after he (again) got a challenge prediction completely wrong. He wasn’t heard from again for the rest of the telecast, but CBS did debut their kicking specialist Jay Feely talking about Graham Gano’s missed Field Goal. The segment worked for the most part.
3. In a “look at me” era of star athlete’s boasting and bragging all season long, there’s no greater example of this than Cam Newton. It was a complete embarrassment that the QB who dabbed and danced all season long was unable to muster any sort of answer last night to media questions. In fact, after 3 minutes of mumbling he walked off the stage.
4. Shameful analysis from the majority of ESPN pundits as Trent Dilfer and Cris Carter barely criticized Newton for his actions post-game. Bill Belichick the non media darling gets ripped for his classless actions post-game when he does the same, but Newton was just “emotional.”
5. Carolina was in a lot of trouble when: This happened
6. It was over when this happened: