My quest to provide a real winter experience for the Super Bowl this year has obviously failed. According to weather.com, the forecast is for cloudy skies and a temp of about 44°. Precipitation is on the way, but that won't hit until after midnight or so. Oh well. After careful thought though, I think I know where I went wrong.
You see, I thought I was dealing with Mother Nature, but this is the NFL's ultimate spectacle game. The NFL that rakes in almost $10 billion a year and yet somehow still gets cities and states to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build their workplaces for them. That is somehow blessed with a farm system that trains and grooms future employees that doesn't cost them a dime. That has become as close as you can get to a money printing operation without ending up in jail.
Hmmm. Perhaps my real adversary in this has been the Adversary.
No, no, I don't think Roger Goodell is Satan(Saints fans may disagree), but it wouldn't surprise me if he has his phone number. Nor would I be surprised if he has a vault stuffed full of ready to use souls in his office at NFL headquarters.
Yes, that's it. That explains a lot, including the perfectly timed, some might say supernaturally timed, weather today. Yep, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Oh, and my prediction for the game: After his first incomplete pass, Peyton Manning will start waving his arms so vigorously in pursuit of a penalty flag that he will risk becoming airborne, possibly careening into the stands. To avert tragedy, and the wrath of the Peyton Manning Bandwagon, the officials call such a tight game that even Michael Crabtree starts to feel sorry for Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seahawks secondary. Sympathy doesn't play defense though, and the Broncos offense overwhelms the Seahawks defense. It's not even close.
Update: Well, my streak of inaccurate NFL predictions continues. Of course, when it comes to tonight's game I have plenty of company. I don't think even very many Seahawks fans expected the blowout that began with a botched snap by the Broncos and a safety for Seattle. Congrats to the Seahawks.