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Super Bowl 49 open thread

It seems safe to assume this is going to be more of an anti-Patriots crowd rather than a pro-Seahawks, but it's a must-watch game anyway.

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The ultimate likable coach vs. the least trusted in the league. It's the aged golden boy quarterback against the next golden boy quarterback.

It's the Seahawks against the Patriots.

Who ya got?

This has all the makings of a tight game, with strength on strength and disciplined three-phase teams taking the field. The Patriots are favored by 1.5 points, a line that's fluctuated in their favor likely due to the injuries by three starting Seahawks defenders, cornerback Richard Sherman and safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.

The Patriots are relatively healthy, and take the efficient passing and skilled running game against the best defense in the NFL. With a fully able and ready Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots figure to test the Seahawks' coverage with a shorter, aggressive passing game. Expect them to get the ball in the short field and make Seattle come up and hit.

It should be a good one, so stick around BTSC and wallow in the sorrow of another season of watching a non-Steelers Super Bowl.

Hey, one thing is for sure, regardless of the outcome, there will be only one franchise with six Super Bowl rings.