Super Bowl LIII expected yet dissatisfying

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Super Bowl LIII expected yet dissatisfying

Junior Mitch Titus screams in surprise as he watches the Superbowl game.

Junior Mitch Titus screams in surprise as he watches the Superbowl game.

Photo by Javi Mercado

Junior Mitch Titus screams in surprise as he watches the Superbowl game.

Photo by Javi Mercado

Photo by Javi Mercado

Junior Mitch Titus screams in surprise as he watches the Superbowl game.

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

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My favorite memory of my English teacher Brad Ficke is when he said that everyone should be devastated that the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots because the only real Patriots fans live in Boston.

That being said, I can with full certainty say that since the Patriots won Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams, I am devastated.

I’m holding out hope that the Rams make football history by doing what seems only God can do: make a miracle and win. ”

Ozzy the grizzly bear at ZooMontana already predicted the win by stuffing his furry face into a Patriots-themed pie, a prediction he’s done over the last five years with 100 percent accuracy.

I can understand why people have faith in that prediction, given that it’s been 17 years since the Rams played a Super Bowl and they lost to, you’ve guessed it, the Patriots. Even so, I’m holding out hope that the Rams make football history by doing what seems only God can do: make a miracle and win.  

As I wait and pray that the dynasty that is Patriots football comes to an end, everyone else around me is preparing for the most epic night in the NFL.

It’s 10 minutes until kick-off. I’m sitting on my couch next to my friends while my mom is in the kitchen making chicken wings, which is frankly unbelievable since she hates chicken wings. My dog Ruby is sitting at my feet and my brother is on his way back from picking up a pizza. It’s warm out and everyone is hyped up for the game to start.

Together we sit in apprehension as they flip the coin, which to everyone else’s dismay but my own is tails in favor of the Rams. Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson stands about three yards deep to catch the ball for the first play of the game. About half an hour later, we’re still sitting here wondering who’ll score the first touchdown.

The first quarter passes with no answer to our question, but it’s not really shocking since the Patriots are 0-for-8 when it comes to scoring a touchdown within those first 15 minutes. It seems as if quarterback Tom Brady is doing as he has always done, taking the slow and steady route rather than rushing.

Their method is effective given that they make a field goal at the 42-yard line that results in the first points of the game, going 3-0 nearly halfway through the second quarter.

After a half-time show that I can only describe as disappointing, I was eager to get back to a game that I was sure the Rams were destined to lose”

After a half-time show that I can only describe as disappointing, I was eager to get back to a game that I was sure the Rams were destined to lose. Despite my pessimistic predictions, I was hoping as young kids do that just maybe they could pull it off.

Then, it happens. With about three minutes left in the third quarter, Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein scores with a field goal from the 46-yard line, tying up the game 3-3. I’m ecstatic to the point where I actually leapt up from my seat. The Rams actually have a fighting chance.

It seems now as if that chance is squandered.

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore scored their first touchdown from the 2-yard line along with the extra point from a well-placed kick by Stephen Gostkowski, putting the game at 10-3 with only seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Just as I assumed I would be, I am devastated. By the end of the night, the game is 13-3, and once again the Patriots reign victorious over professional football. The Rams have yet to prove themselves worthy of the championship title and I find myself going to bed disappointed and unsatisfied.  

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