I hate to admit it, but this year's Super Bowl doesn't interest me all that much. Normally I have a rooting interest which makes it kind of fun, but not this time. I kind of wonder if this isn't true for many fans outside of Seattle or New England. If the story line for this year's game is mostly centered on deflated balls rather than the game itself, it tells me something. Seattle? A foreign country to me.
Some are calling this the Disdain Bowl because so few have a rooting interest and and others give winning odds like this: Patriots by 11.5 heh
Also rooting for New England is hard. I still remember Tom Brady's first Super Bowl in 2002. He beat St. Louis' most loved Rams team under the leadership of Kurt Warner who'd won it all in 2000. But consider this-Tom Brady played and won his first Super Bowl back in 2002. It's now 13 years later and he's still playing in the Super Bowl. This will be his 6th Super Bowl appearance, and his current record is 3 wins and 2 losses.
No other quarterback has been to 6 Super Bowls, John Elway with Denver went to 5. Only one other NFL player at any position has been in 6 Super Bowls. The other guy with 6 appearances is Mike Lodish-defensive tackle-who played in 4 Super Bowls with Buffalo and 2 with Denver.