Super Bowl 2015: Pregame Controversies an Appropriate Capper to Chaotic Season

February 1, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The lead-up to Super Bowl XLIX has been a perfect microcosm of the 2014 season.
We've spent more time laughing like seventh-graders when someone mentions the word "balls" than discussing the actual game. We've generated two straw-man controversies, each carrying its own brand of ridiculousness.
#DeflateGate means nothing. Patriots fans who feel their team is being unfairly persecuted in the court of public opinion are 100 percent correct. Had Spygate never happened—hell, had this been the Cardinals or something—we'd have never even glanced at this story a second time. Instead, it's become yet another opportunity for the "moral authority police" to remind us all of their insufferability.
Sound familiar? It should, because we can draw a direct comparison to Marshawn Lynch's offensive, UNPROFESSIONAL I TELLS YA silence with the media. What started as a genuine discomfort from Lynch's perspective has become a farce. Lynch knows he's going to make more money in e...

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