I don’t have a dog in this Super Bowl fight, and seemingly that’s the way it is for most of the country.
Unless you’re from Boston or Seattle, there’s little about either team that draws you to them. There’s little endearing about these teams; there’s nothing that gives you the warm and fuzzies.
Oh, there might be a player or two who is interesting, but its not as if either of these teams are Green Bay, Denver or Dallas.
Neither team qualifies as an underdog, so that angle is gone.
There’s no denying the talent of the Seahawks and Patriots, but what’s the human interest hook that compels one to pull for either team?
As talented as the Seahawks are, there’s edginess, an in-your-face persona with many of their players. There’s Marshawn Lynch’s crotch grabbing and interview defying. And, there’s the decibel challenging noise emanating from Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin that makes you wonder, where did class go with today’s athletes?
As for New England, there are the cheating accusations, past and present, and the smugness of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The Patriots make you think whatever happened to character?
So, for me the storyline of this Super Bowl is the battle of Seattle’s “class’’ against New England’s “character.’’
Like I said, I don’t have a dog in this Super Bowl. Since they both can’t lose, I think I will pull for the team that doesn’t cheat.