Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks – Who Do You Want to Win the Super Bowl? [POLL]
It's the biggest sporting event of the year. The most watched event on television in the nation. The reason Americans eat 1.25 billion chicken wings in one day. In my family, it's pretty much a real holiday. It's the Super Bowl. And this year, we have what looks to be a great match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Who will you be rooting for?
Both teams have had outstanding seasons so far and I don't think anyone is surprised to see them in the Super Bowl. There's also a lot of things to like and dislike about each team.
Let's start with the Broncos. First of all, they're in the AFC West, the same division as our Kansas City Chiefs, which could give you reason to root for or against them. You might want them to lose because they're a big division rival of the Chiefs, who they play against twice a year, but you could also want to see them win since if the Chiefs aren't there, it might as well be someone from our division.
Then of course, there's Peyton Manning. You either love him or you hate him. One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, there are those who think he's just a gift to watch play football and an overall cool guy. Then there's those who can't stand Manning, that are sick and tired of seeing him win year after year and want to see him get knocked off.
As far as Seattle goes, the first reason to root against them is pretty obvious: Richard Sherman. After his intense interview at the end of the NFC championship game, a lot of people want to see him lose. However, there are also a lot of really likable players on the Seahawks. Quarterback Russell Wilson seems like a nice, Midwestern kid from Wisconsin who was never expected to start in he NFL, and in only his second year in the league has made it to the Super Bowl. He's also the shortest quarterback in the NFL at just 5'10", so he has the underdog thing going. Running back Marshawn Lynch goes Beast Mode and eats Skittles on the bench. What's not to like about that?
Another reason to cheer for the Seahawks is that they've never won a Superbowl before, whereas Denver has won two already. But another reason to cheer against the Seahawks is that Seattle is constantly in competition with Arrowhead Stadium for the world record of loudest open air stadium in the world, and they cheat by covering up about two thirds of it, which really isn't cool.
So what are side are you on? Let us know in our poll below, or click here to get points for taking the poll.