COLUMN: Super Bowl LIII is a Super Fail


(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Los Angeles Rams players sit dejected on the bench during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Kyle Kelly, Sports Editor

The biggest game in all of sports could not have been a bigger fail. From a punt-affaired football game to poor taste in commercials and an underwhelming halftime show, the 53rd (LIII) edition of the Super Bowl was one big disappointment to a great NFL season.

Points and offense control everything in the NFL and those were absolutely non-existent for the most covered game of the year. The two best offenses in the NFL were on display on the world’s highest stage, but the game could have not been more opposite.

The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams combined for a total three points through three quarters, leaving Vegas already paying out the winnings to the under bettors with 15 minutes of football left. For perspective, the point total line was 57.5, the largest line in NFL history.

The final score: Patriots 13, Rams 3. Earlier this season we saw the Rams and the Chiefs play in the most exciting game in NFL history, which featured 104 total points between the two teams. Wouldn’t that have been a much more exciting  game? The hurtful thing … we were one Dee Ford offsides penalty away from a rematch of that Monday Night Football that took place on Nov. 19.

If the game was not bad enough, the commercials were not comical, they were crap. We could not even get a break from the terrible display of football with a few funny commercials; they were all awful.

And the halftime show — yikes! From Adam Levine unnecessarily taking his shirt off to Big Boi crashing the party on a Cadillac mid-act, it was all bad.

What stinks now? We have to wait over six months for the NFL to be back on our televisions.

What will the NFL look like next year, after this year’s regular season was exciting and the Super Bowl was a defensive duel? It does not look too promising after the Rams offense (which has NFL teams flocking to pick from Sean McVay’s coaching tree) gained just 205 total yards on offense until there was 1:07 left in the contest.

Welp, at least the Browns opened up with the 11th best odds to win Super Bowl LIV.