Tom Brady will again attempt to get that unprecedented sixth Super Bowl win, while the Los Angeles Rams will try to deny the Patriots quarterback the historic feat just like what the Philadelphia Eagles did the last time.
The underdogs Rams and the favored Pats will collide on Monday for the coveted Vince Lombardy trophy and the season-long bragging rights with the former to ride on their young guns to pull off an upset over the experienced New England crew.
The highly-anticipated duel will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and will be watched by millions, including the opposing teams’ supporters and critics in the CNMI.
Find out who are rooting for the Pats or rallying behind the Rams.
“Youth vs Experience? I’m going to go with the young LA Rams. The Patriots dynasty is going on a 17-year stint. Much respect to them, but change is good and inevitable. Going with the underdogs. Happy Super Bowl Day CNMI!!!”
Vinnie Sablan, 21st CNMI Legislature senator
“My pick is the LA Rams. Although my team is actually the Seahawks, and I may not agree with how the Rams got there, it is always nice to see the underdogs get it.”
Catherine Attao-Toves, MCS basketball team coach
“Neither is my team because I’m Raiders Nation! But if I have to pick one, I’m going for the Rams because they are from the west side, the underdog, and I’m tired of Brady.”
James Lee, MARPAC sales manager
“Rams. No logical reason, LOL. I grew up in SoCal so I have go with my home team. And some might say they are the underdogs…and by now you know I am always for the underdogs! I used to love watching football and partying in Super Bowl. But in 1993, live sports didn’t exist on Saipan. Three weeks delayed games were anticlimactic and I lost interest. But I still love sports. Now it’s just in a more hands on way.”
Laurie Peterka, Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association president
“Pats… only because we used to be stationed in Hanscom AFB Boston. We lived in South Glastonbury Connecticut.”
Stanley Iakopo, CNMI National Rugby Team player
“This Super Bowl is very tough to predict. Rams’ team speed is better, but Patriots coach may be better and they have more Super Bowl experience. With that said, I go for the Rams in a close game, 26-24.”
Kurt Barnes, CNMI Sports Hall of Famer
“I have to go with Tom Brady and the Patriots, again. He seems to still be in good shape and has been to the Super Bowl 8 times already thus is now able to shrug off the pressure and focus on getting the ball to the guys in the right way.”
Ed Arriola, Let’s Go Tour manager
“Rams because they are wearing their throwback uniforms.”
Ron Snyder, Saipan International School headmaster