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Houston Matters

Was This The Worst Super Bowl Ever?

Sportswriter Jeff Balke recaps the big game and updates us on Houston sports, including a former UH player winning his second Super Bowl ring.

Former University of Houston linebacker Elandon Roberts celebrates winning his second Super Bowl in three years with the New England Patriots.


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With the Patriots winning the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, 13-to-3, against a Los Angeles Rams team that wouldn't have been there if not for a blown non-call in the previous round, against a backdrop of commercials that weren’t all that great and a halftime show that was…well, meh — was this the worst Super Bowl ever?

At least, from a Houston standpoint, former University of Houston linebacker Elandon Roberts won his second ring in three years playing in three straight Super Bowls for New England. And JJ Watt and Houston native Travis Scott made brief appearances in the hoopla outside of the game itself.

In the audio above, sportswriter Jeff Balke of Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine weighs in on the big game, the commercials, and how players like Roberts slip through the cracks draft-wise yet make a significant impact in the NFL.

Plus, the Astros signed veteran lefty Wade Miley to a one-year deal to beef up their pitching rotation. And Chris Paul seems to be slowly finding his rhythm after returning to the Rockets from injury. But his coach says he’s still likely to be rested when the team plays back-to-back games.