The competition for Super Bowl XLIX is set, and the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will certainly face off in the big game for the very first time on the huge stage on Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Seattle is seeking to end up being the first team in a decade to win back-to-back titles, while New England plays in their sixth Super Bowl with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the helm. Seattle, which defeated Green Bay in a thrilling 28-22 overtime victory in the NFC title video game Sunday, might be the team of bold, boastful upstarts like Richard Sherman as well as Doug Baldwin. New England, a45-7 victor over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC champion, could have the credibility and reputation of the pro, been-there-done-that old guard led by quarterback Tom Brady and instructor Bill Belichick. Yet look very closely, as well as both teams have more similarities than may originally comply with the eye.
The National Anthem will be performed by the wickedly talented Idina Menzel, of Broadway and also “Frozen” fame. Pop superstar Katy Perry will do during halftime.
This will be the 3rd time the video game has actually been played in Arizona, and the second time at University of Phoenix Stadium. The last time the video game was in Glendale, the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots, who were aiming to finish an unbeaten period. The Seahawks have played in 2 previous Super Bowls, losing in 2006 and also winning in 2013. The Patriots gained in 2002, ’04 as well as ’05, but lost in 1986, 1997, 2008 as well as 2011.
There is no bigger phase compared to the Super Bowl. Last year’s game attracted a record 111.5 million television viewers. Media day for the game is more like a circus act full of off-the-wall inquiries and also hordes of reporters and also celebrities. The Seahawks and Patriots have recent encounter with this. Yet 2 of the game’s individuals– Belichick and also Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch– typically aren’t likely to offer much shade preceeding the game. Belichick guards information like the crown jewels. It wouldn’t surprise anyone if a gamer was on the Patriots’ injury guide his entire job. He’s whip-smart and also may be good for a completely dry opinion or more, yet if it creates a giggle it’s simply due to the fact that humor is so rare for him. Lynch is one more issue. The celebrity back has currently been penalizeded with not meeting his media tasks, and has reacted by responding to questions with the very same reaction, usually something along the lines of “Thanks for asking.” His media day session last year lasted six mins as well as 21 seconds.