By now we all know how Super Bowl XLIX ended.
Tom Brady leads a comeback. Seattle drives down the field. Malcolm Butler picks off Russell Wilson’s goal-line pass. Cue the duckboats.
In my opinion, Sunday’s game was one of the most exciting Super Bowls in recent memory, but the Seahawks’ play-calling on the final series has been widely criticized by fans and analysts alike. Why would they pass in that situation, when the Hawks could have handed the ball off to the most physical, down-hill runningback in the game?
Needless to say the Internet has exploded with conspiracy theories regarding the choice, but “Bill from Dallas” — a caller on “Mike’s On: Francesa on the FAN” — just gave the hottest take on what really happened.
Of the possible theories I’ve heard, I’m ranking this as the second most-likely scenario, sandwiched in between a “Pete Carroll-orchestrated, anti-Beastmode conspiracy” and God hating Russell Wilson for being a “self-righteous prick.”