Super Bowl 50 has come and gone, here are a few takeaways from the Abnormal Use sports department.
It wasn’t a boring game, it was just unappreciated. There are countless news articles and commentaries calling Super Bowl 50 “boring” or “underwhelming.” But spectators and fans of the game should have appreciated the dominate performance of Von Miller and the rest of the Denver Broncos’ defensive line. Denver won in the trenches and that was the difference in the game. Seeing Demarcus Ware wreaking havoc in the backfield and the rest of Denver’s defensive line constantly getting pressure on one of the most elusive quarterbacks in the NFL was quite a sight. Hats off to Denver’s defense
Peyton Manning was unquestionably one of the greatest QBs of all time. Peyton Manning is the winningest QB of all time with 200 career wins. He is also the first QB to win Super Bowls with two different teams (as the starting QB). He holds the record for career passing touchdowns, single season touchdowns, passing yards in a single season, and a host of other accolades. Now it is time to retire. I love the “Sheriff” and have the utmost respect for his impact on the game, but this should be the end of the line for the ol’ gunslinger. It has been difficult at times to watch the Sheriff struggle to throw a ball beyond 10 yards. It’s time for him to saddle up and ride off into the horizon.
Marshawn Lynch took a very Marshawn Lynch approach to his retirement announcement (or at least what appeared to be his retirement announcement). Marshawn Lynch was a violent RB who would punish opposing tacklers. He is also well-known for his refusal to hold press conferences and/or attempts to answer questions in as few words as possible. During the Super Bowl, Mr. Lynch tweeted out a picture of neon green cleats hanging from a powerline and a “peace out” emoji in the caption. It is unfortunate that “Beastmode” will be leaving the game, but this may have been the greatest retirement announcement of all time.