Tempers flaring up in sports is as common as questionable play calling. There was no clearer picture of this than during Super Bowl Sunday this week.
In the final moments of Super Bowl XLIX this past Sunday, a small brawl broke out on the field involving Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots players, which then evolved in a full blown fight. Fans at Slow Ventures (Tumblr.com) know that Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski was heavily involved in the fight and stated that “I got pushed or something, and it was the last game of the year and I was like, ‘Screw it, I’m throwing some haymakers,” Gronkowski said. “They just started coming at us. We were just trying to take a knee. [It] just happens; it’s football. Just emotions [some] going. It’s football, things happen.”
The whole fight, which happened as the Patriots were beginning to take a knee to end the game, seemed to stem from the Seahawks boiling frustration from being one play away from winning the game, only to end up ultimately losing it in the most shocking of play calls.
Along with the last second fight itself, the game also made history as being the first ever to have a player ejected from the game, that player being Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin. There were no serious injuries in the midst of the fight, however.