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Super Bowl preview

February 5, 2021

On Sunday, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. As you know from my last article, I will be cheering for the Chiefs to win back-to-back this year, making them the first team since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did it in 2004 and 2005. The reason I’m picking the Chiefs to win is because of their virtually unstoppable offense. They remind me of the 2000 and 2001 St. Louis Rams teams who were called “The Greatest Show On Turf” due to their amazing team speed. They also had two first-ballot Hall of Fame players in Kurt Warner at quarterback and Marshall Faulk at running back. The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and Tyreek Hill at wide receiver and Travis Kelce at tight end.

In order for the game to be close, Tampa Bay will have to control the ball and take time off the clock, and Hall of Fame Tom Brady is sure to bring his A game. It would be great to have an exciting finish to a bizarre football season.

I think there could be two possible championships this year in Philadelphia sports. The 76ers are playing very well and are in first place in the Eastern Conference of the NBA with a 16-7 record. Joel Embiid is playing like an MVP so far this season. If he can manage to stay healthy for the whole season, they can definitely go all the way. The fact that the team is averaging more than 115 points per game so far this season speaks well for this possibility too. And 15 games into the NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers are in first place as well. The NHL only has a 56-game season this year before the playoffs. So maybe, just maybe, the Flyers can win their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1975, which was when my dad was a senior in college! We will see what happens.

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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