Super Bowl 50 Coincidences

From reddit.com, and one the final day of the NFL’s 2015 regular season.

“I am posting this on January 3, 2016 as Washington and Dallas play on what is the final – pre playoff day – of the 2015 NFL season… Many who like synchronicity have surely wondered if something something ‘special’, or synchronistec will happen in Super Bowl 50, to be played early next month on February 7.

See original post here.

EARLY OBSERVATIONS… One month later…Feb 8, 2016… The Morning after Super Bowl 50. “Super Bowl 50 Coincidences

In the opening post I suggested that Super Bowl 50 might extend a synchronistic thread based on the number 50. I thought this way for two reasons.   First, 50 has a strong American flavor, so to speak, since there are 50 states.  Secondly, the Super Bowl is by far the most significant American sporting event.

In order for the thread to extend ‘synchronistically, 50-related connections should show up in ways that relate to key players or plays or the event itself.   That way the data is limited to things that truly stand out, and not just anything.    Also, the appearance of the 50s must be improbable.

So, after the regular season ended, and the playoffs were done, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos earned the right to play in Super Bowl 50.

The last time Denver and Carolina played each other (on Nov 11, 2012) the two teams had combined to score exactly 50 points (in what was a 36-14 Denver victory).

The Carolina Pathers finished the 2015 NFL season with exactly 500 points…

Okay, this is important going forward. This 500-related connection is relevant because 500 is a multiple of 50 – our target number which reads as ’50 x 10’… Starting with 50, (or 50 x 1), only every 50th number fits as a ‘multiple’. So, each ’50 times what?’ hit is equivalent to ‘hitting’ on a roulette wheel with 50 slots instead of the usual 37. Super Bowl 50 feature several such hits. We’ve seen two so far.

Cam Newton, the NFL’s reigning MVP, was a prominent player going into Super Bowl 50. The unquestioned leader of Carolina Panthers, in his last year of college football Newton played for Auburn, leading the Tigers to a national championship. In that Heisman Trophy-winning year Newton accounted for exactly 50 of the Auburn Tigers touchdowns. (50 x 1)

In the season which ended with the conclusion of Super Bowl 50, Cam Newton accounted for exactly 50 of the Carolina Panthers’ touchdowns, playoffs included. (50 x 1) This is the same measure as noted in the previous section.

A few months after leading Auburn to the national championship, Newton went on to become the first player selected in the NFL’s 76th draft. We mention this because ’76’ is another number with a strong American flavor, since the USA was born in 1776.

The second player selected in the 76th NFL draft was Von Miller. Miller went on to become Super Bowl 50s’ MVP.
Born on March 26th, Miller’s birthday falls 100 (or 50 x 2) days before July 4th, America’s birthdate.

This is our fifth 50-related connection, as this 100-day duration nests ’50’ perfectly.

In the year when Miller celebrates his birthday as Super Bowl 50’s MVP, he will do so 100 days before the USA’s 240th birthday. This is reflected in Super Bowl 50’s final score, 24-10 – since 24 x 10 equals 240.

Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller was born on Easter Sunday in 1986.

There are exactly 50 days from Super Bowl 50, up to and including Easter in 2016 (which is on Mar 27 – the sixth ’50-related’ connection).

Super Bowl 50’s win-clinching points came on a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter. This is notable because, according to the Bible, Jesus had his Easter experience at the age of 33.

Turning to when 50 became an American number: When Cam Newton’s jersey number, 1, is added to SB50 MVP Miller’s 58, the resulting sum is 59. Hawaii became the 50th state in 19’59’.

One of Super Bowl 50’s main storylines was based on how the press portrayed the game: as a contest between two quarterbacks, reigning MVP Cam Newton and Peyton Manning, the first ballot Hall of Fame veteran, who had hinted that Super Bowl 50 may be his last game.

Applying the same method just noted, that led to 59, this time we combine Newton’s 1 with Manning’s 18 for a sum of 19. This provides the front part of 50-related year, ’19’59… So, both measures combine to reflect the year, 1959, when 50 became an ‘American’ number.

Next, we combine Manning’s 18 with MVP Miller’s 58. The 76 recall’s Miller’s (and Newton’s) draft installment (the NFL’s 76th). It also alludes to Manning, since he was born in 1976.

59 – that ’50-friendly’ number – came up on a big play in Super Bowl 50. The play ended with 5:44 to go in the third quarter. At the time Carolina was trailing 16-7, but was on Denver’s 28 and threatening to get the score to less than a one field goal difference. TJ Ward intercepted Newton but fumbled the ball. It was recovered by Ward’s teammate, Danny Trevathan – who wore jersey 59.

Danny Trevathan was another player who stood out in Super Bowl 50. Born on Peyton Manning’s 14th birthday, he recovered two fumbles and led the Broncos in tackles, with 8.

In the end, Super Bowl 50 may be remembered as being about Peyton Manning’s swan song. By the end of that game Manning had accounted for exactly 600 (50 x 12) touchdowns in his storied career, playoffs included. (7th 50-related connection) [TD passes thrown = 579 (539 reg. season, 40 playoffs) TDs = 21 (18 reg. seasons, 3 playoffs)] Note, this is the same measure that yielded two ’50’ connections when applied to Newton, Manning’s SB50 rival.

Peyton Manning entered Super Bowl 50 tied with Brett Favre for the most victories by an NFL player, with 199. And so, by finishing on the winning team, Manning also claimed the NFL’s all-time victories record – in what many expect will prove to be his final game…

Talk about going out in style… But could this poetic ending have been foreshadowed through Manning’s birth-year…?

Born in 1976 – the year when the USA celebrated its 200th (or 50 x 4) birthday – he claimed his 200th (50 x 4) victory at the conclusion of the Super Bowl’s 200th (50 x 4) overall quarter.