Checkpoint: That Was Super Bowl LII Edition

So that was Super Bowl LII. It was an exciting game filled with big plays from both teams and easily one of the smoothest football games I’ve ever watched due to the relatively clean nature of the game. Not a lot of time was wasted with penalties, challenges, and overly long reviews. I enjoyed the game despite the unfavorable outcome for the New England Patriots. Nick Foles’ performance was very impressive and gave me a whole new level of respect for him. I’m still a doubter on his long term viability as a starter but his playoff performance this year was nothing short of stellar.

I came away from that Super Bowl with two questions:

  1. Carson Wentz is clearly the Eagles’ long term QB so what will happen to Nick Foles?
  2. What will the Patriots defense look like with Matt Patricia gone and the lacking personnel?

I came out of last year’s Super Bowl victory amazed but entered the 2017-18 season not pondering much about it. I’m entering the off season with intrigue and look forward to finding out how everything shakes out with new coaches and quarterbacks shifting.

I’m heading towards the end of Persona 5. I don’t know how long I have left but I do know I am in the final quarter. I am still enjoying my time with the game but it has its share of issues that keep it from excelling.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a quality video game and one that makes me want to invest a significant amount of time improving in.

Monster Hunter: World is teasing me with its ridiculousness and this 20% off coupon is making it might tempting.

Checkpoint: NFL Divisional Playoff 2016 Edition

All we want are competitive playoff games and the 2015-16 NFL playoffs have delivered thus far. So far, every game aside from the Kansas City @ Houston game was a competitive down to the last possession or so. Last night’s Green Bay @ Arizona game was the highlight game of the playoffs thus far with an incredible overtime win by the Cardinals. It’s always heartwarming to see veterans like Larry Fitzgerald make game winning plays.

The Seattle @ Carolina game could have been another embarrassing blowout game but Seattle showed resilience and made it a bit of a nail biter. I don’t know how the vaunted Carolina defense gave up so many points in the second half but I’m glad to see a new face in the NFC Championship game.

I’m cheering for New England to come out of the AFC but I wouldn’t mind them losing in the Super Bowl if it means Arizona wins. It would be amusing to see Carson Palmer win after all he’s been through in his career. I would also love to see Larry Fitzgerald win silverware before he retires as well — especially because he stuck with one team throughout his career. It’s rare to see that and I would like to see that kind of loyalty get rewarded.

I finished Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. I’m relieved that it’s over and will be sharing my thoughts on it later this week.

I started Undertale. It has its moments but I’m not digging it yet. The random battles are tedious. I love the music and I keep hearing it gets better in the latter half which is why I’m going to keep with it. I also started the intriguing Puzzles & Dragons on the Nintendo 3DS.