Stimulus Package Update Prompts Flood Of Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl Jokes


Mar 25, 2020

Did Chuck Schumer mean to reopen an old Seattle Seahawks wound?

The football analogy the United States senator from New York used to describe the status of the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus package prompted a barrage of the same joke about the Seahawks’ loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Schumer on Tuesday said the passing of the $2 trillion bill was “on the two (yard line),” according to Politico’s Jake Sherman.

That’s when NFL fans stepped in and reminded the world about the time in February 2015 when Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll called a passing play, instead of handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch, with Seattle trailing New England 28-24 with 26 seconds remaining. Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass, clinching New England’s fourth Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Cue Twitter jokesters everywhere.

Senators early Wednesday morning reached an agreement on the stimulus bill, which legislators intend to provide relief to people and businesses which suffer economically from ongoing coronavirus-containment measures.

It turns out the Senate gave the ball to Beast Mode after all.

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