I was quite confident in last week's Super Bowl prediction that Philadelphia would defeat Kansas City.
How did that work out for me? I was wrong on so many levels!
First, I had the winning team wrong, and I believed that the Eagles would win comfortably.
Both teams have strong defenses, and I didn't expect a high scoring game. Low 20's, tops. Wrong again.
I did not watch one second of the game. I did catch the highlight packages and a replay. It looks like I missed a fantastic contest. Still, no regrets. I drifted off to sleep early, listening to the 70's channel on satellite radio.
I had a feeling things were turning against the Eagles in the second half because the fireworks in my neighborhood subsided, and there were none late at night, when the game ended.
Reflections? I have new respect for Patrick Mahomes, who clearly played in a great deal of pain. I wasn't sold on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. I am now. From what I saw, the FOX broadcast looked great. The Burkhardt/Olsen team received a wonderful review in the New York Post, and that paper hates everything. Terry Bradshaw is catching some heat for a stupid remark, and deservedly so. I'll have more on that in a couple of days.
And as for that holding penalty that helped decide the game... I didn't think it was much of a hold and I wouldn't have called it. The offending Eagle later admitted that yes, he is guilty.
Now, it's on to spring training baseball!