Who you should root for in Super Bowl 50

The Super Bowl is upon us yet again (sans Roman numerals this time) and odds are your favorite team won’t be there. This Sunday you will sit amidst plates of soggy, microwaved nachos, bitter Patriots fans, and the inevitable corny election-themed Super Bowl commercials, thinking about all the what-ifs. What if only Andy Dalton hadn’t gotten hurt? What if only Green Bay had won the coin toss against Arizona? What if Blair Walsh hadn’t missed the 27 yard field goal that a fat mechanic could have made?

Well, what if you could just suck it up, realize that only two teams can make the Super Bowl every year, and enjoy the game? Here are some reasons to root for either team. Take your pick.

Reasons to Root for the Denver Broncos


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Newhall-Caballero ‘11.5 signs with Oakland Raiders

Newhall-Caballero can expect sunnier days in Cali than in PVD

Although Commish Roger Goodell didn’t call out his name in April’s NFL Draft, quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ‘11.5 kept working and was rewarded with a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Newhall-Caballero worked out for the Silver and Black this weekend; his signing was officially announced Tuesday in a press release from the club.

This past fall, Newhall-Caballero was named to the All-Ivy Second Team after throwing for over 2,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. He only played two games in 2010 due to a broken wrist, but the year before, Newhall-Caballero earned First Team All-Ivy honors and ranked second in all of college football with 25.9 completions per game.

He is the fourth quarterback on the Oakland roster behind starter Carson Palmer and high-profile backups in former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor, who left Ohio State amid a scandal in 2011. But despite the current name recognition at the position already, head coach Dennis Allen said in an interview with Comcast Sports Net that Newhall-Caballero’s signing wasn’t “for charity” and that the team brings in “guys that we think have a chance to compete and have a chance to be decent football players.” Allen went on to describe Newhall-Caballero as “smart,” “athletic,” and having a “strong arm.”

For those who checked today, Newhall-Caballero and the Brown logo dominated the Raiders’ website, introducing the Black Hole to Bruno (we’ve got proof here).

Here’s a tip of the hat to Kyle for all the hard work he put in as a Bear that earned him this opportunity. Be sure to follow @BDH_Sports on Twitter to keep up with Kyle’s progress through OTA’s, minicamps, preseason, and beyond. You won’t want to miss watching them try to fit all 17 characters of his name on the back of his jersey… or if he’ll meet this guy.

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