Super Bowl XL49 – An Englishman’s post-match review

2015-superbowl-logoThe New English Patriots (pronounced Pay-tree-ots) have won the American Football World cup of Gridiron, beating Seattle Seahawks FC by 28 goals to 24, despite being 10 runs down going into the last part of the match.

The Patriots fourth World Cup final win saw inspiring performances by their nickel-back Tom Brady and an interception from his butler in the last few seconds of the game.

The game, which was mainly made up of advertising breaks and a few songs from one of Russell Brand’s ex-girlfriend, hinged on a call from Seattle’s centre-back Wilson who decided to pass from a free kick instead of running towards goal, allowing Brady’s butler to make the interception, although there was more than a hint of handball in the tackle.

Seattle had been leading the match up until that point, thanks in part to the plays of unknown receiver Chris Matthews who is on loan from FA Cup heroes Bradford City.

Among Matthews’ big moments was a home run late in the second half which levelled the teams at 14 all going into the third and fourth halves.

The build up to the game had been overshadowed by allegations that the Patriots had tampered with the balls, making them less like footballs and more like rugby balls, but for some unknown reason with laces.

This advantage probably won the game for the Patriots, who lifted the World Cup, receive a ring each and look forward to a career in punditry alongside Gary Neville and Thierry Henry.

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