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The *Real* Reason to Watch the Super Bowl

With the football season rolling to an end, it’s time for the country’s biggest, most anticipated game of the season: the Super Bowl. Whether it be for the game itself, or for the high-profile commercials, people will be tuning in from all over the nation for Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

If you’re like me, you probably aren’t quite interested in the game (and/or you have no idea what’s going on)—and can agree the commercials have been getting worse over the years. But if that’s the case, don’t decline to watching the game just yet—things may be looking up for you.

After countless games of trying to understand football, I’ve come up with what is probably the single best reason to watch the game: the players’ butts. A defensive end with a nice rear end? Yes, please.  Luckily—whether you’re rooting for your favorite team, or just waiting for the commercial breaks—the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots both have their fair share of nice rears.

The players below are those who truly stood out while watching either of the playoff games. Below are the top five butts of each team. They’re listed with their number and position, so it will be easier to find them on the field—just don’t get caught staring!


Atlanta Falcons:

Devonta Freeman, #24, RB (Running Back)


Matt Ryan, #2, QB (Quarterback)


Justin Hardy, #16, WR (Wide Receiver)


Dwight Freeney, #93, DE (Defensive End)


Vic Beasley Jr., #44, OLB (Outside Linebacker)


New England Patriots

Julian Edelman, #11, WR (Wide Receiver)


Joe Cardona, #49, LS (Long Snapper)


Malcolm Butler, #21, CB (Cornerback)


Ryan Allen, #6, P (Punter)


Dont’a Hightower, #54, LB (Linebacker)

As I’ve mentioned, I’m an absolute lost cause when it comes to football. I get the whole touchdown and field goal thing—but that’s as far as my knowledge goes. If you’re just as clueless as I am, here’s a helpful diagram of which positions stand where on the field. Keep this cheat sheet handy during the game when you’re trying to find those behinds!



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