Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, or First Ever Marijuana Bowl
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 01/21/2014 in Medical Marijuana News
On Sunday, both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks won their respective National Football League conference championships in absolutely brilliant fashion. The two teams are now set to take on each other in what has been billed as a truly historic Super Bowl between the top two ranked teams, and two of the nation’s first recreational marijuana markets. For the first time since 2006, the top seeds in each Conference have advanced to the Super Bowl and for the first time in our nation’s history, an entirely marijuana-related Super “Bowl” will be occurring at MetLife Stadium.
In the entire National Football League, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are the only two teams who exist in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. The Super Bowl will be held at MetLife Stadium, a plan that was nearly four years in the making since the league assigned it to the Meadowlands in May of 2010. With only two weeks of ridiculous hype standing between fans and the biggest annual event in American sports, there is much speculation that this could be a pot-fest of mass proportions for fans that are located within those two states.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first N.F.L. title game in the metropolitan area since the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants back in 1962, an event that was described as a brutally cold day at Yankee Stadium. This was also the very first Super Bowl that was held in an outdoor stadium that was situated in a cold-weather region.
(Above: The weekend’s playoff football victories by the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have created an amenable moment concerning the two leading marijuana law reform states in America, as well as an opportune moment for those who love dumb puns involving cannabis.)
Currently, it remains illegal for NFL players to use marijuana even if they reside in a state that has legalized cannabis. While marijuana is listed under the organization’s banned substances as per a “collective bargaining agreement,” there are lobbyists who are consistently pressuring the National Football League to stop penalizing players who fail drug tests over the presence of marijuana in their system. Pro-cannabis advocates believe that marijuana may be capable of helping players cope with concussions or other forms of debilitating sports-related injuries.
If one thing is certain, it is that the Super Bowl’s viewing audience will be hearing a lot about the recreational markets that have been established in these states. It is widely speculated that there will be more marijuana references going into Super Bowl XLVIII‘s media week hype than any other previous N.F.L. game that has taken place.
The Seattle Seahawks have been to the Super Bowl only once before, a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that took place in the 2005 season. The Broncos have won the Super Bowl twice, both occurring in the late 1990s behind Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. Elway currently serves as the Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations.
(Above: For marijuana advocates, the last twelve months have been a period of unprecedented success. As Washington and Colorado historically became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana, for the first time a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized.)
The Super Bowl itself makes for its own hype, but placing marijuana in the mix would be quite an amazing combination for the country. Who would’ve thought that the only two states in the union (not to mention two out of three places on the planet) where marijuana is not only legal, but has developed a budding legal system for growing and selling, will face each other in the Super Bowl.
Whether you want to call it the Super “Bowl,” the Bud Bowl, the Bong Bowl, the Marijuana Bowl or even the Stoner Bowl, one thing is sure: this is going to be an absolutely epic football game between two of the league’s top teams. The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense (and their 12th Man), and the Denver Broncos are bringing their league-best offense to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl — what else could you want?