Posts Tagged ‘Superbowl 49’

b-mco-chris-vs-chris_nvy1Listen, I know I am not crazy and I also know that the next Superbowl (which is Superbowl LI) isn’t going to happen for another 274 days (from todays date May 7TH), but there were just too many factors that played a part in me thinking about it. First of all, this weekend saw the official release of Captain America: Civil War (read review here) into theaters and it also happens to be Free Comic Book Day which saw the release of Civil War II as well as a Captain America comic. So with all of this in my face constantly, it made me remember a bet that was waged during SuperBowl 49 between Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Pratt (Star Lord) an they called it Superhero Bowl 49 as Pratt was a Seattle Seahawks fan and Evans a New England Patriots fan. I don’t know why one wasn’t down for last years SuperBowl, but I would love to see it return once again. They made an incredible T-Shirt with proceeds going to charity and they dressed in character for each other’s charities. It was all fun and it was for great causes.

marvel_cinematic_universe_timeline_by_darkmudkip6-d9jhxzl copySo, I thought of a list of teams that I would love to see make the next SuperBowl in hopes that there is an actor from that city that plays a Marvel character. Anthony Mackie, the man who plays Falcon represents The New Orleans Saints. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) all can represent whatever team from the New York/New Jersey area (Jets or Giants). Don Cheadle who plays War Machine represents the Kansas City Chiefs while Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) could represent either the Oakland Raiders or the San Francisco 49ERS (depending on his preference). Chadwick Boseman is from South Carolina so it would be interesting to see what team he picks whether it be Carolina or any of the teams near by. If we go beyond the film, there’s Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) who can represent the Green Bay Packers and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Dave Bautista (Drax) could represent the Washington Redskins. Vin Diesel who plays Groot could also represent either Oakland or San Fran while Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) could represent the Philadelphia Eagles. If we go into the television universe of Marvel, Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) could represent the Washington Redskins while Kristen Ritter (Jessica Jones) could represent either the Eagles or the Pittsburgh Steelers (depending on her preference). Meanwhile Mike Colter (Luke Cage) is just like Chadwick Boseman where it depends on his preference as he is also from South Carolina. So, keep all of these options in mind once the football season starts and hopefully they bring back Superhero Bowl once again.

 

musicbowl 49As everyone knows, The New England Patriots are taking on the Seattle Seahawks and their Legion Of Boom in Superbowl XLIX (49). Both cities have a very unique music scene that has boasted some pretty big names over the years and with that being said, I present to you Musicbowl XLIX. New England may have a little bit of advantage as there are six states that make up the area to one city which is all Seattle is. New England has had some pretty legendary bands in Boston, The Cars, The J. Geils Band, and Aerosmith just to start this conversation. Seattle before a certain era had Ray Charles, Heart, Queensryche, and Jimi Hendrix was born there (Dick Dale was born in Boston). In the late 80’s and early 90’s a music scene exploded in the Seattle ea which would be known to the rest of the world as Grunge music which featured giants Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Melvins, and Alice In Chains as well as The Screaming Trees and Candlebox round out other bands in the scene. After a couple of Nu-Metal bands in New England formed like Staind and Godsmack, New England had it’s own musical scene explosion in The New Wave Of American Metal which boasted bands like Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, and Unearth. Not to mention, we also had bands like Til Tuesday, Mission To Burma, Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Joan Baez, The Pixies, and James Taylor. I know Seattle has the Foo Fighters as the current biggest band of America, but you can’t mess with the history that Boston and New England has for music even though it gets no respect from Dave Grohl and his Sonic Highways show. So, I ask all of you to decide who do you think has the better music scene New England or Seattle? Here are some videos to help you decide: