Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This week, I’m posting on Saturday but I had a really cool idea. I know a lot of you aren’t sports fans, but most of you are readers and I decided to combine the two.
With the Super Bowl airing on Sunday, it’s hard to know who to root for. I personally won’t be watching it (as I hate both teams! haha) Either way, I figured why not relate it to books so maybe some bookish non-sports fans can decide who to root for or maybe just relate to the Super Bowl?
Basically, I’ll be assigning a certain author to each team, explain how they relate to the team and give a small preview of the game. With all the boring stuff out of the way, let’s get into it.
New England Patriots: John Green
First up is the New England Patriots as John Green. It’s crazy how similar John Green and the Pats are. Both Green and the Patriots have been on top for a long time considering how beloved/hated he is in the YA community. It’s the same with the Patriots, they’re a team you either love or hate.
Both have had long and successful careers, but it gets a little tiring after a while. For Green, his latest book Turtles All the Way Down earned some great ratings and some not so great ratings. It seems like Green is finally starting to get out of the genre and fans have grown up.
The same can be said about the Patriots. Almost all fans of other teams are sicking the Patriots winning, sick of Tom Brady and sick of seeing them in the playoffs. It’s time that another author/team gets to take the top spot!
Philadelphia Eagles: Marie Lu
Facing off against the Patriots are the Philadelphia Eagles. Facing off against John Green is Marie Lu. Both Lu and the Eagles have been successful but had yet to truly win it all or have their best performance.
Both Lu and the Eagles had had some hits and lows, but are starting to move to the next level. Lu’s newest release Warcross was hugely successful and is one of the best she’s ever written. Lu has had some ups and downs with her previous releases, but this is easily her most successful.
The Eagles have yet to win a Super Bowl even after multiple trips. 2018 is assumed to be their year. They’re currently the underdogs and I’m sure not many people predicted Warcross would be as successful as it was. There are few other authors who could have taken this spot, but I think Lu is a good fit.
Personally, I don’t care which team wins since I hate both. I don’t hate John Green or Marie Lu, though. I would like to see the two duke it out in their very own Super Bowl haha!
This is just a little bit of fun so let me know what you think about this post! Hopefully, I helped a few fellow readers out there to understand the matchup this year. Fingers crossed it’s 0-0 at the end of double overtime 😛
Who would you root for in a Super Bowl between Marie Lu and John Green? Who do you think they would recruit for their team? Any thoughts on if the Eagles or Patriots win?