Unless you're a New England Patriots fan, there's a high probability that Super Bowl LIII on Sunday left you feeling a tad unsatisfied.
The Patriots' 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history and, perhaps not coincidentally, one of the lowest-rated. In fact, it was the lowest-rated Super Bowl since the Arizona Cardinals' matchup vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers a decade ago.
The game was so dull and uninspired at times that it even had some comparing what was the ugliest bowl game in recent memory -- the Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field on Dec. 26 -- favorably to the Super Bowl.
You might recall that the Cheez-It Bowl (formerly known as the Cactus Bowl) included a ridiculous nine interceptions combined between Cal and TCU. The Horned Frogs eventually won the game 10-7 in overtime.
Here's what some had to say about the Cheez-It Bowl during and after Sunday's Super Bore... er, Bowl.
The Cheez-It Bowl was the real Super Bowl all along https://t.co/df6Wx9F7Bj— 2019 Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) February 4, 2019
This feels fairly @CheezItBowl-esque but not nearly as fun.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 4, 2019
Cheez-It Bowl >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Super Bowl https://t.co/Iaol6BduqF— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 4, 2019
Death not an option:— Sean Baligian (@SeanPBali) February 4, 2019
Cheez-it Bowl TCU/Cal or this as an “encore”? https://t.co/lQ6KUkHPez
Super Bowl total points: 16— Avinash Kunnath (@avinashkunnath) February 4, 2019
Cheez-it Bowl total points: 17
College football memes >> NFL dreams.
Super Bowl LIII:— Kyle McLaughlin (@Kyle0McLaughlin) February 4, 2019
-many much punts
-No Cheez-Its in Trophy
2018 Cheez-It Bowl:
-like 37 interceptions
Naturally, the folks at the Cheez-It Bowl -- ahem -- ate up the attention.
Let’s get us trending... again. Who’s in? 🔸🏈 https://t.co/9fSfkpRJje— Cheez-It® Bowl (@CheezItBowl) February 4, 2019