The big talk now is Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who’s having his 15 days of fame. Which may well continue if the Seahawks win the big game and Sherman makes a couple of good plays against Peyton Manning. His jersey sales have already jumped into the top 10 along with those of Seattle QB Russell Wilson.
But what we really should be talking about is the first ever Marijuana Bowl.
That’s right, both Super Bowl cities – Denver and Seattle – have legalized pot for personal use. So it’s the first time both teams in the Super Bowl are from cities where people can light up to their hearts content before, during and after the game.
Let’s say you’re friends with Tommy Chong – like me – and he’s a Seattle fan. You could maybe get your hands on one of those super bongs Chong used to sell at his shows before the feds threw him in prison for autographing paraphernalia. Unfortunatley he would probably still go to prison because he was charged federally in Philadelphia for signing bongs, which is still illegal today.
It should be one wild ride.
Seattle has always been the grunge capital of America. So having a huge smoke out Sunday may not be anything new for Seahawks fans. Oh and by the way, the game starts at 4:20 West Coast time – get it? – 420.
The only kind of bad news about this year’s Weed Bowl is NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell has put the Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium on the East Coast where it is likely to be windy, snowy and bitterly cold.
Roger, we have about 20 warm weather cities for the Super Bowl, put down the pipe.
And for like the 45th year in a row, the Kansas City Chiefs will not be participating in the Super Bowl. Which is maybe a good thing since Kansas and Missouri have thus far failed to legalized marijuana.
Someone should have told Dwayne Bowe that.
Some readers think I’m a Chiefs hater. I am not. I’m just a realist. I think that explains my frustration and disgust with our Chiefs. Since 1993, which was the last season we won a playoff game, the rest of our division; Denver, San Diego and Oakland, have won twenty-one playoff games.
Worse yet, our division opponents have been in seven Super Bowls.
That includes everyone in the division except the Chiefs.
To make matters worse, in 1993 the Seattle Seahawks were also in our division, so if you’d like you can add their playoff and Super Bowl appearances to that mix.
No surprise the NFC has added Alex Smith and Derek Johnson to the Pro Bowl giving us 10 bowlers – roughly half our starters. But outside of Jamaal Charles, I can see only maybe Tamba Hali and Derek Johnson (and maybe Smith as a backup).
The rest are a huge joke.
The Chiefs need to smoke a really big bowl.
Lord knows the fans could sure use one.