Comedy club czar turned sports scribe Craig Glazer’s esteemed take on yesterday’s Super Bowl:
“Well, unless you were a Seattle fan or bet a lot of money on Seattle, you’d probably call it the Super Dud,” Glazer cracks.
Final score: Seattle 43, Denver 8
Not that the game itself wasn’t telling.
“In the regular season Denver was never really tested by a really good defense,” Glazer says.”They were kind of like the Chiefs when we won all those games early. I mean, the best defenses Denver faced were Kansas City, New England, San Diego and Houston. And the reality is with the exception of New England towards the end of the season, none of those teams defenses were very good – especially Kansas City.
“And they did not face Seattle, San Francisco or Carolina in the regular season. Teams that had good defenses. Given that, that’s why my prediction was to take Seattle with the 81/2 points on the tease – and you also had to take the under at 54 points – and had you done that, you would have won.”
“The biggest question is, did this hurt Peyton Manning’s legacy,” Glazer says. “Everybody’s trying to dance around that question, but the answer is, it did. No longer can Peyton Manning and his entourage say that he will go down as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Because he absolutely will not have that title.”
Worse yet, “Up against a young quarterback like Russell Wilson, Manning is really starting to look old,” Glazer says. “He looked like an old man. He looked shaken mentally and just did not know what to do. It was the worst I’ve ever seen him, but you have to give Seattle credit. But this game was over at halftime.”
How does all this affect our Kansas City Chiefs?
“We’re so off the mark that in the short term, I don’t see Kansas City getting into the groove in modern football,” Glazer says. “Which is fast-paced football with a mobile quarterback and a shut down defense.
“And what’s really sad to me about the Chiefs is when you anoint players that are just not that good, like Eric Berry, Brandon Flowers, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali – guys that are over rated and overpriced – you’re stuck with them and you can’t unload them. Now what do we do? How do we fix that?
“We’re seeing a change in modern football and the Chiefs are not keeping up. The Chiefs don’t get that, they’re old school.”