Sure, we’re a baseball website here at Redleg Nation, but just about everyone watches the Super Bowl. We gather around the television to watch the two best teams in the National Football League face off, stuff pounds of Skyline dip and other delicious snack foods into our faces, and talk about how the commercials today can’t stack up to the ones of the past.

Tonight we’ll see Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is trying to win his eleventy-billionth Super Bowl to further cement his claim that he’s the greatest quarterback of all time. Mahomes is going for his second Super Bowl as he tries to continue building his resume to take that title from Brady one day. Mahomes is also looking to become the first Major League Baseball team owner to win two Super Bowls (he is a part owner of the Kansas City Royals).

If you’ve got a prediction for the game, leave it below in the comments.

37 Responses

  1. Doug Gray

    For the record, Chiefs in a blowout. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense is just too good. Brady and the Bucs won’t be able to keep up.

    • Mark Moore

      One can hope. I’d be happy with that outcome.

    • Tom

      I don’t have a horse in the race, but I think the Chiefs will prevail by 10 points. Just for the record, if it were not for lack of things to do during the pandemic, I would not even be watching the NFL.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      I am concerned about the Chiefs’ offensive line injuries, which will cause them to reshuffle things. Tampa’s pass rush is very good, but I think Andy Reid will game plan for that with a get-the-ball-out-of-the-quarterback’s-hands-quickly scheme, much like the Bengals did this year for Burrow.

      • MK

        Means Dee Gordon is getting his legs ready. That I care about. On a range of 1-10 I care about 8 for Dee’s legs the Super Bowl is about 16 points below that or -8.

  2. west larry

    I’m taking the bucks. Tampa has played great in their last several games, the chiefs, not so. Mahomes is the future of qb’s, but Brady is the present. I hope that it doesn’t happen, but Mahomes is a concussion candidate. Or maybe I’m routing from my heart – for another old guy.

  3. Frankie Tomatoes

    Chiefs 34
    Bucs 24

    Does anyone know if any other Reds players besides Deion Sanders have played in a Super Bowl?

    • Stock

      I think Deion is the only player ever to play in a Super Bowl and the Majors. John Elway played in the minors but never the Majors.

      Former Red OF Greasy Neale (1916 – 1924) is the only Red in the NFL hall of fame.

      Cal Hubbard is the only person with a bust in Canton and Cooperstown.

  4. Sliotar

    Just finished watching Wales-Ireland in rugby.

    Ireland were down to 14 men (guys can get ejected, and not replaced, which is awesome) … battled back, only for Irish kicker to botch it in extra time.

    That forms this SB prediction –

    Chiefs do something “not good” (Doug phrase) at the end (fumble, missed FG) …

    Brady gets his 7th SB win … and has to bite his tongue not to give a dig to Belicheck and Patriots in post-game interview about who made New England a dynasty, coach or player.

  5. Tom Mitsoff

    When my wife and I lived in Texas from 2006 to 2015, we lived in the small town of Whitehouse, which is where a young man named Patrick Mahomes also lived. His aunt lived across the street from us. As is the way things roll in Texas, pretty much the whole town comes out for Friday night high school football, and I saw an amazing young high school football player during those years. In one of my previous incarnations as a sports writer, I covered high school football. I told my wife at the time that Mahomes was the best high school player I’d ever seen, regardless of position. So when the Bengals are not playing, we always root for the Chiefs and Mahomes. I think they’ll win today. Barring injury, Mahomes could challenge Brady eventually as the GOAT.

      • Tom Mitsoff

        Another hint that he was going to be pretty good was that he had a game in college at Texas Tech in which he accounted for over 800 yards, I believe, against Oklahoma. Keep in mind that wasn’t against a MAC team. That was against a team which is a perennial college football powerhouse.

        Then the Bengals took John Ross instead of him. 🙁

      • Doug Gray

        The Big 12 doesn’t play defense. Everyone knows that.

      • TR

        I like the MAC, especially Miami. The Sooners would never be mistaken for a MAC team.

  6. wanderin

    Does Bradley jr make sense as a sign for reds? Shores up defense a bit, and allows team to deal from OF depth going forward.

      • wanderin

        He wants multi year, but I believe he can be had for under $7-mil per year. I wonder if 3/18 + option year(s), with opt out after year 2 would do it?
        I think he’s worth 2-war/year going forward, with potential for a large uptick still in him.

  7. RojoBenjy

    Ok- I’ll throw a proverbial grenade and leave—

    Tom Brady is overrated.

  8. west larry

    Worst super bowl half time show ever !!!!!

  9. Doug Gray

    Well, that did not turn out like I expected it to. Absolutely nothing went right for the Chiefs. Tom Brady is still good. The Bucs defensive line should get the MVP.

  10. RedsMonk65

    Post-diction: Tampa Bay dominates

    • RedsMonk65

      Seriously — first-half penalties killed the Chiefs. And the “third-team” offensive line for KC was a liability against the TB rush.

    • TR

      I give a lot of credit to Bruce Arians who, after a so-so first-half of the season, got Brady and the Bucs together leading to a great Super Bowl win, and the 7th. ring for Brady – phenomenal.

  11. burtgummer01

    The goat wins number 7 and yet another mvp

  12. Greenfield Red

    He has to be the most valuable late round pick in the history of Sports.

    I rhought the game was well officiated. Had KC been allowed to continue grabbing and holding TB receivers, it would have changed the entire complexion of the game.

    • Doug Gray

      Mike Piazza was a 62nd round pick. Tom Brady is certainly better at football than Piazza was at baseball (which is really saying something), but 6th round picks stick around in the NFL often enough. A 62nd round pick turned into one of the best catchers ever. I feel like Piazza gets an edge there just given the nature of the two drafts.

      • Doug Gray

        To expand on this, I looked up every 62nd round draft pick in the history of the MLB draft. Only 4 of them even reached the Major Leagues. Two of them had negative WAR. The third guy had 0.5 WAR. And then there was Mike Piazza.

      • Greenfield Red

        Your point about Piazza is good. Especially given that he was 62nd round.
        I have not been a Brady fan, but I don’t think you can deny he is the best QB of all time, which also makes him the best football player of all time, and also a huge difference maker. He joins a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in a decade, takes a few weeks to gel, and then bam… Super Bowl Champ again. I think the changing teams aspect of this is the most impressive part.

        Piazza was a multi-year all star, but I don’t think he is in the top 100 baseball players of all time. Maybe top 500? But again, 62nd round is impressive.