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Madden 18: Super Bowl Simulation at 8 p.m.

I will be going live on twitch at 8 p.m. EST tonight to simulate the Super Bowl.

Follow along at twitch.tv/gotrpodcast

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Super Bowl Memories

The Super Bowl is one of the best football games of the year. It’s a game everyone looks forward to and cherishes the night of. Whether for the football, the commercials, the halftime show or even all of it. The game is a spectacle.

One of the fondest Super Bowl memories I have is from Super Bowl 43 which happened nine years ago on this day when the Pittsburgh Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl with a win over the Arizona Cardinals.

I can vividly remember the Cardinals taking the lead late on the back of Larry Fitzgerald. I then remember Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense driving down the field.

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Super Bowl matchups to watch

It’s Super Bowl week! Time to grab your wings and beer and get prepared for one of the biggest parties of the year.

But enough about the parties, we’re here to read about the game!

A football game is often compared to a game of chess as coaches try to strategically out-maneuver their opponent. Matchups are a big part of that.

I will highlight a few key matchups to keep your eye on Sunday as the New England Patriots attempt to win back-to-back Super Bowls and the Philadelphia Eagles attempt to win their first.

When the Eagles have the ball you should key on:

Zach Ertz vs. Patrick Chung

Ertz had an impressive year for the Eagles catching 74 passes for 824 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s caught 11 of 13 targets for 125 yards in the playoffs. The Patriots defense has been pretty good against the tight end, ranking 11th in the NFL allowing about 4.5 catches for 44 yards.

Quarterback Nick Foles and Ertz were a force early in the NFC title game for the Eagles, and they’ll need to get cooking early for the Eagles to have a chance.

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Dear Mr. Brady

Dear Tom Brady,

Tom. Thomas. Mr. Brady. Eventually, some will come to call you, the G.O.A.T. It’s no secret that you are quite possibly the greatest football player to ever play the quarterback position. You will go down as a legend in this game, whether it is merited or not, all of which is up for debate. Your career has been filled with wins, losses, accolades, MVP’s and more importantly, championships. So much so, that you’ve surpassed and supplanted the previous great, Joe Montana. There is no doubt that you’ve accomplished so much in this game of football. Like I stated earlier, all of that is and will be up for debate. But, that is not why I am writing you this letter. In fact, I personally admire everything that you have come to accomplish in your football career.

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Super Bowl!

Guys! It’s finally here! Super Bowl week is upon us and I am happy as a clam. I’ve waited fourteen long years to see the Eagles get back to the big dance. Not only that, they have a chance to avenge that loss back in 2004 against the New England Patriots. Now don’t get me wrong, my enthusiasm is marred by cautiousness.

I mean, let’s be real here, we are playing against arguably one of the best quarterbacks to ever don shoulder pads and quite possibly one of the greatest teams of this decade, if not century in the New England Patriots. So yes, the odds are stacked against my birds. I don’t care much for you haters, but can you imagine what it would be like if we won though? If the Eagles can pull off this upset, I think the city of Philadelphia will explode (literally and figuratively), racism will end in Philly, I will probably cry, the sun, moon and stars will have aligned in some sort of equinox, and world peace would be achieved across the world.

I know world peace wouldn’t be brought across the world, its hyperbole speak. Nonetheless, the enthusiasm and excitement will definitely be real. For me, this Super Bowl will be one for the ages. Whether the Eagles win, lose or draw, I will be rooting as hard as I can. This NFL season has been an odd one to say the least. When the dust settles, and all the controversies are amiss, I can only hope to finally say, “The Eagles are SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS”! So, here’s to an awesome and competitive Super Bowl. Whomever you are rooting for, please, pray that the Patriots shit a brick and the Eagles come out victorious!