As we draw within a few hours of what will surely be an epic Super Bowl, I find myself hoping like hell that the game does not come down to some controversial call. Controversy tends to leave a sour taste in your mouth. It can take away a little something from the accomplishment of players and teams. For as pissed off as Seattle fans remain from the outcome of Super Bowl XL, I am sure there are a number of Steelers fans that are tired of trying to justify their victory. The now infamous Fail Mary? Yes Packers fans, you got the proverbial shaft on that one. Sorry.
In sports, players will say things that will inevitably cause controversy. It really can’t be avoided. I get that. Here’s hoping that the winning team (Go Hawks) outplays the other team to the point that perceived shoddy officiating is not even in post-game conversation. Let there be no doubt who the true champion is.