This past Sunday, 4 February 2018, Super Bowl 52 was on in which the Philadelphia Eagles played against the New England Patriots and what a game it was. I have to admit, I almost didn’t watch the game due to the Patriots being in it and I thought it was going to be a shutout. But as soon as the first play after the kick off took place, I knew it was going to be a good game. And it was.
My vote was for the Eagles and I’m so glad they won. Nick Foles did an excellent job quarterbacking and the team did an excellent job both defensively and offensively. When they were ahead of the Patriots in scoring they never once relaxed and got comfortable. Each play was played like their lives depended on it. The coach of The Eagles, Drew Peterson, took chances when they counted, which I believe set the tone of the entire game.
Then there was Chris Collinsworth.
I was a big fan of Chris Collinsworth and Al Michaels. I feel they made the football games more enjoyable to watch. Until….Until Super Bowl 52, when Collinsworth was constantly praising the Patriots, even when the Eagles had the ball. Collinsworth would find a way to say something about the Patriots.
Commentators are to be biased during game calls. Showing favoritism is very unprofessional and they should be held accountable for it.
I remember watching a San Francisco Giants baseball game when Joe Buck was commentating along with someone else. I don’t remember who the Giants were playing but I do remember Buck constantly praising the other team throughout the entire game. Even when the Giants made great plays, he would make a small mention of the play but found a way to sing the praises of the other team in the same breath.
People took to Twitter and other social media about Buck’s antics and in the next game he was totally different and kept his personal opinion out of the commentating. Unfortunately for the Super Bowl, it’s a one-day event, therefore, we had to suffer through Collingworth constant praises, especially when none were warranted.
I hope people flooded Twitter and other social media site with complaints about Collinsworth and we never see this unprofessional behavior from someone who is supposed to be a professional.
But in the end, boys and girls, the Eagles won. If the Patriots had won I wouldn’t have been made because it wasn’t a shutout game with the Patriots taking over the game.
This game came down to the last seconds, literally with the Patriots having the ball. Brady threw a Hail Mary that if a touchdown was made with a two-point conversation afterward, would have put the game into overtime. But as mentioned, the Eagles played like their lives depended on it and made sure they left the victors.