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Silver lining not good enough with this Super Bowl matchup

Nobody would blame you for doing other things during this Super Bowl.

Denver Broncos v Las Vegas Raiders Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Well, crud.

The Super Bowl matchup is set with the 49ers and Chiefs facing off in Las Vegas in just a couple weeks. Despite all the hope and excitement, Broncos Country and the rest of the NFL ended up with the most irritating matchup imaginable. Considering the recent and past successes of these franchises, there is no underdog.

The only thing that makes this Super Bowl remotely interesting is that it will be played in the Las Vegas Raiders home stadium. Arch rival Kansas City will take over the Raiders practice facility while they prepare for the game. When it comes to an NFC team that the Raiders don’t much care for, it’s the 49ers. At one time the 49ers and Raiders had a healthy No. Cal. rivalry, but the Raiders long since waived the white flag in that competition when they packed up and moved to Las Vegas. It’s a crappy silver lining to a terrible Super Bowl to know that the Raiders are playing host to two teams they can’t stand.

Although, you can best believe that the Raiders fanbase and Broncos fanbases are aligned for whom they want to win. This will be yet another Super Bowl where the AFC West is in lockstep against the Chiefs and justifiably so. Another Chiefs win would upset the 3 Super Bowl each balance-of-power that has evened out the AFC West. Obviously, the Chargers don’t count. They never have. Why would they now?

Yep, this sucks. Just got to get through it and hope that the Chiefs lose. Bleh.

Bring on the 2024 season.


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