I've had a couple days to process the Super Bowl and thought I'd share some thoughts on it and review some of my prop bets. Here's my reaction to the game, which I thought was thoroughly entertaining.
- I more or less "kissed my sister" when it came to the gambling side of the game. The Patrick Mahomes under 30.5 rushing yards was arguably the best backdoor cover of all time. But I lost my Mecole Hardman prop of over 22.5 receiving yards. I liked the under 54 points but also liked the 49ers. I bet that Travis Kelce would be an anytime scorer but also did the same with George Kittle. Starting to get the trend here? Even worse, I had a good feeling about Kyle Juszczyk scoring a touchdown and decided to throw $10 on him scoring the first touchdown of the game at 45:1. Of course he scored the second touchdown of the game.
- It's hard to figure out where the blame goes on the 49ers side. Kyle Shanahan definitely could have called a better game and should shoulder most of the responsibility. I understand not calling a timeout with 1:47 in the first half with the fear of going three-and-out and giving the ball back to Mahomes and company with more than a minute left on the clock. However, to let it run down as far as they did