The end is nigh, friends. After tonight's Super Bowl 49, the 2014 season will finally be over, and the long offseason awaits. Given what the 2014 season brought for the Falcons, that will likely be a mercy.
Tonight the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will compete in a legacy-defining game, as loathe as I am to toss that weighty term around. A Patriots win will mean Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will be one of the winningest quarterback-coach duos in NFL history, and for many it will cement them as the greatest quarterback and coach in NFL history. For the Seahawks, it's an opportunity to be the first repeat champion since the 2004-2005 Patriots, and to cap off one of the greatest two-season defensive stretches in NFL history with another Super Bowl win.
Either way, this should be much better than the lopsided game we saw from the Broncos and Seahawks a year ago. Sauce up your wings, chill your beer and get ready for 6:30.
Use this as your open thread for the Super Bowl, and enjoy.
Seattle Seahawks (14-4) vs. New England Patriots (14-4)
Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 6:30 p.m. EST
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ
Al Michaels (play by play)
Michele Tafoya (sidelines)