The Super Bowl is annually the most watched television event in the United States. Over 100 million people tuned in for Super Bowl LII this year. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone wasn’t one of them.
The 54-year-old coach, whose team was stopped on its drive to reach a Super Bowl by the Patriots in the AFC Championship, said on a conference call that he hasn’t watched a Super Bowl in many years.
Here’s the full exchange, according to Zach Cox of NESN:
Doug, you never watch the Super Bowl?
Doug Marrone: No.
Not even live?
There’s, like, over 100 million people who watch the Super Bowl.
DM: I know, but I don’t watch. I got a question about if I saw coach Coughlin’s Super Bowl [wins], and I’m like, ‘No.’ I don’t know why everyone doesn’t believe that.
You never watch it live?
DM: No. I’m usually so pissed off I can’t handle it.
Was that even more so after you got so close last year?
DM: No. I just don’t watch it. I watch enough tape during the year.
When was the last Super Bowl you did watch?
DM: Probably when I wasn’t coaching and I was allowed to gamble. Probably when I was like 12. When I had a little money on it. You guys write that, I’ll probably get [expletive] investigated.
Watching the Super Bowl wouldn’t help you prepare for this week’s game?
DM: I think our defense and offensive coaches obviously have watched it.
Marrone, a Bronx native, is also a Yankees fan. He ended his call by taking a friendly shot at the Red Sox.
Doug Marrone ends an all-time great conference call by asking about the Red Sox. Marrone’s a Bronx guy, huge Yankees fan.
“I like when those Red Sox fans get a little cocky.”
— Nora Princiotti (@NoraPrinciotti) September 12, 2018