After an insane weekend of sport where Australia won the Asian Cup and Novak Djokovic broke my fragile Scottish heart by bagelling Murray in the final set of the Australia Open, there’s still more to come. The Super Bowl kicks off this morning, and Nintendo of America has already declared its allegiance: it wants the Seattle Seahawks to win, as evidenced by this GIF featuring Toad wrecking New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski with a red shell.
It all makes perfect sense given the face that Nintendo’s American headquarters are based just outside of Seattle. Also, the tweet above, to Seahawk’s running back Marshawn Lynch, makes sense given the fact that he admitted, in an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer, that he loves Mario Kart and Toad is his favourite character.
I doubt the red shells will be involved, but the Super Bowl kicks off at 10.30am and you can watch from 10.00am on Seven.