The debate across Pats Nation right now is who should we be cheering for during Super Bowl 54? I have a really simple solution to this entire debate: STOP TELLING ME WHO TO CHEER FOR!
It’s always amazing to me how our unity as New England Patriots fans can just fall apart at the drop of a hat. If you have visited the toxic center for football arguments on Twitter over the last couple of days, you would have noticed a raging debate amongst Patriots fans about who we should all be cheering for on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl 54.
First of all, nobody has any right to tell ME who I can and can’t cheer for. My human rights seem to be less and less everyday, but the one right I still have left is who I can cheer for during something as trivial as a football game.
There are two sides to the argument. Some Patriots fans are cheering for San Francisco to win because Kansas City is an AFC rival, the fan base as I’ve pointed out before is insufferable, and the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl will just increase the already nauseating love affair the NFL media has with Patrick Mahomes.
The other side of the argument says; If the 49ers are victorious they will tie the Patriots with six Lombardi Trophies, and it’s bad enough that we have to share that record with the Pittsburgh Steelers. There’s also the Jimmy Garoppolo factor that can make it look like the Patriots made the wrong decision keeping Tom Brady (They didn’t).
I’m going to be honest, I have no dog in the fight. But, I thought about both nightmare scenarios and decided that San Francisco tying the Patriots for six Lombardi Trophies is the best option because New England can correct that wrong next season and win their seventh. Then they can just let the 49ers and the Steelers enjoy being tied for second. If the Chiefs win, we can never fix that wrong. I’ll have to live with all the Chiefs Kingdom never letting me forget they won the first championship of the decade.
The best case scenario that I’m still holding out hope for is that the NFL has a change of heart and decides to just cancel the Super Bowl. Improbable (Yes, probably impossible), but I can only hope.