Super Bowl opinion column


Morgan DouglasSports Editor

Super Bowl Saturday needs to become a reality. 

I am not the first to espouse this notion. 

For years, folks have thrown about the idea of making the Monday after the Super Bowl a holiday, but I say just put it on Saturday and give everyone a day to recover on Sunday which won’t require them to call out of work with a bad belly. 

With all this being said, Sunday was fun. The Super Bowl is the biggest entertainment spectacle we have, and while you can say what you want about commercials, crypto or halftime entertainers, the game itself undeniably delivered. 

NFL stars like Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald have cemented their on-field legacies and immortalized themselves with the ever-elusive Super Bowl Ring. 

People are ready to anoint Matthew Stafford and fit him for a gold jacket after years of mediocrity in Detroit. Okay. I’m not ready to go there yet, as the Rams spent the entire postseason blowing leads with Stafford begging their opponents to get back into the game with some of his throws. 

I am not looking to give blame after a game like this, I am looking to give credit, and I have to give the most credit to Rams Head Coach Sean McVay. 

On a day which heavily featured nostalgic moments like commercials featuring Jim Carrey, Salt-N-Pepa and The Sopranos, as well as a halftime show where the median age of the performers was over 47 years old, it was the boy genius who just turned 36 who really stood out to me. 

McVay was just 2 years old when Dr. Dre became a budding star due to his N.W.A. fame and the success of their album Straight Outta Compton

He already has two Super Bowl appearances with two different quarterbacks, and now he has a ring to show for it. 

Anyone who has been breathed on by McVay at some point in life is interviewing for a high-level coaching position. It’s pretty wild, and the way the franchise has gone about it has been fascinating. 

They have a terrific offensive scheme, which can make even Jared Goff look competent and turn Cooper Kupp into Randy Moss, and they are willing to go out and pay the price for any big star who hits the market, be it in dollars, draft picks or crypto in the case of Odell Beckham Jr. 

I am really going to miss watching and writing about the NFL, but I doubt I am completely through with them yet. They have a way of making news. 

Anyway, Super Bowl Saturday. Let’s make it happen. 

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