Super Bowl storylines, 1 week early. Thought about the matchups and realized the stories we’ll be hearing throughout the leadup to any of the games. Might as well get a jump on it. When you watch one of the sports channels and see these stories pop up you will know them before they say it.
Patriots-Giants. Obviously this is the easiest one. Rematch of SuperBowl 41 where New York ended the Patriots undefeated season. So if that is the matchup expect 2 weeks of clips of that game over and over again.
Little side thing for the G-Men would be Eli Manning trying to get his second ring in Indianapolis. To win a second championship, in a town where Peyton played for years.
Giants-Ravens. Another SuperBowl rematch. I’m sure some readers off the top of their head forgot Baltimore-New York was the championship game in 2001. A final score of 34-7 and it was even worse than that.
“All 16 of the Giants possessions ended with punts or interceptions, with the exception of the last one which ended when time expired in the game.”
Only touchdown for NY was on a kickoff return.
Ray Lewis might be the only player for either team who is still on the Ravens or Giants. Storyline wise the simplest one is Ray Lewis going for another ring and Eli Manning/Tom Coughlin going for their second as a QB/Coach combo.
49ers-Ravens. By far, the one the media would have the easiest time with. John Harbaugh, coach of the Ravens. Jim Harbaugh, coach of the 49ers. 2 brothers against each other. They played each other this season on Thanksgiving Night, so they can grab the videos done for that week and recycle them quite easily. Piece of cake.
Patriots-49ers. Tom Brady grew up near San Francisco so naturally he was a 49ers fan. Favorite player was Joe Montana, who has 4 rings. Tom has 3 championships so he’d be playing the Niners to tie Joe Montana for 4. Sure they can get pictures of Brady as a kid in 49ers gear. When he was 4 years old he was at the 1981 NFC Championship game between San Fran and Dallas. Better known as the game with ‘The Catch’.
And your little known fact, Brady was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1995. As a catcher. Witness to ‘The Catch’ and could’ve been a catcher. Maybe someone else will pick up on that if there is a 49ers-Pats Super Bowl.
And after next Sunday there is 2 weeks until the game in February. Lot of time to fill.