The two states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use will have teams facing off against each other in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Denver is representing Colorado and Seattle for Washington.
Both teams advanced to what's being called the Stoner Super Bowl by defeating rivals on Sunday. While the Broncos had a fairly easy 26-16 victory over New England to take the AFC title, the Seahawks staged a fourth-quarter rally to stun San Francisco, 23-17, for NFC bragging rights.
Denver boasts the best quarterback in football, Peyton Manning, who set records for touchdown passes (55) and passing yardage (5,477) in the regular season. They're the highest-scoring team in the NFL, averaging 38 points per game. In contrast, Seattle has the best defense in the league (just 14 points scored against them per game) and a quarterback in Russell Wilson who had 26 TD tosses and 3,357 yards.
One reason to root for Seattle is that Wilson has been supported by Phish, whose song "Wilson" has become a favorite at home games.
On the other hand, Colorado - and more specifically Denver - recently made history by becoming the first state to sell marijuana for all uses in stores. Washington State will follow Colorado's lead this spring. Both states voted to legalize it in 2012.
As of this writing, Denver is favored to win the Stoner Bowl by three points. Both teams complied 13-3 records during the season and won both their playoffs games. The are extremely closely matched.
Rumor is kick-off will be rescheduled to 4:20.
Who do you favor? Who do you think is going to win the Stoner Bowl?