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Super Bowl open thread

Who are you rooting for?

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Obviously a lot of you are going to be Patriots fans, but a good number of you aren't.  Still, most of you are going to be watching the Big Game today, and I'm not talking about our matchup with the Heat.

One fun semi-Celtics related note.  Apparently Leon Powe and Marshawn Lynch were high school basketball teammates.

Leon Powe Recalls High School Basketball Days with Marshawn Lynch | Basketball Insiders | NBA Rumors And Basketball News

Former NBA player Leon Powe was high school basketball teammates with Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who is competing in Super Bowl XLIX. Lynch, listed currently at 5-11, 215 pounds, was Powe’s backup center/power forward at Oakland Technical. Though "short and stocky," as Powe described, he exuded jaw-dropping strength as a teenager. "He told me anyone that fouled me, just let him know," Powe, a community ambassador for the Boston Celtics, told Basketball Insiders. "He’d go in and take care of it. That’s what he did."

The story goes on to tell about the time Lynch tackled a guy that fouled Leon too hard. Beast Mode.

So who are you rooting for?  Feel free to discuss deflate-gate and anything else you like (just remember to keep it respectful as always).

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