The opinions/views expressed in the following are held by the individual authors and do not reflect the opinions/views of the Greyhound Growl Student Newspaper or Lyman High School as a whole.
On February 7th, we witnessed an old-fashioned spanking of a Super Bowl. Brady’s Bucs absolutely annihilated Mahomes’ Chiefs in the 55th Super Bowl by a score of 31-9.
Seven. Seven Super Bowls is how many Tom Brady has won in his twenty-one-year career even when critics said he was too old, too slow, a system quarterback, a product of Bill Belichick. Brady still won his first year with a brand new team, leading them to their first Super Bowl win since 2002.
If there’s one thing that we have learned over the last twenty-plus years, it’s that you should never refer to Tom Brady as an underdog. There has never been a player in sports history who is more driven to win than Tom Brady. He has rightfully owned the title of the G.O.A.T.
However, there will always be doubters of Brady which at this point have become normal. This year’s excuse will be that the referees were only calling flags on the Chiefs or that the Chiefs’ offensive line was injured. Even without those set situations, the Bucs would have still won because the only player to reach the end zone when the Chiefs had the ball was a streaker who broke onto the field during the game.
On top of that, the usual starters of Kansas City, like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, played horrendously. Both dropped crucial passes from Mahomes which ultimately prevented them from touching the endzone. Another factor was the offensive line allowed three sacks and forced Mahomes to scramble for a total of 497 yards (not from the line of scrimmage), the most of any NFL QB this year.