I’ve put off this post for a long, long time. As many readers may not know, I am a die-hard 49ers fan, so a loss in the manner that the 49ers lost the Superbowl, in the 4th quarter comeback enabled by the team letting their foot off the gas, it was devastating. At least in 2012, the 49ers were on the side of the comeback, just coming up a little short. Fandom aside, I’ll take a closer look at some of these bets:
The one that burned hotter than the rest was the loss of Patrick Mahomes rushing yards. This felt safe throughout the game, but somehow Mahomes lost almost 20 yards of rushing as he ran the game out.
I had the wrong kicker on the “longest field goal made” bet, with Gould knocking one in from over 40 out. Unfortunately, the game script never lent well for a long FG by Butker, but I don’t feel too bad about this one, as he definitely has the leg for it.
Onto next season, but the pain of this one will linger for years to come.