Captain America and Star-Lord battle for the Super Bowl (on Twitter)

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Jan 20, 2015

Even if you don't follow sports, you've probably heard by now that the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots are set to face off on Feb. 1 in Super Bowl XLIX. As one of the most-watched television events every single year, the Super Bowl has become much more than a football game. Some people watch for the sports, some for the commercials, some for the always extravagant halftime show, and here at Blastr, we're already excited to see what trailers and TV spots the studios will roll out during the broadcast.

Now there's another reason for us to be interested in the game: It's created a Captain America vs. Star-Lord showdown ... well, on Twitter, anyway.

See, Chris Evans, being a Boston native, is a big fan of the New England Patriots, while Chris Pratt, who was raised in Washington, is a devoted fan of the Seattle Seahawks. So, after the Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday to earn their spot in the Super Bowl (the Seahawks won their game earlier in the day), Evans tweeted this to Pratt:

Well, well, well @prattprattpratt, looks like our teams are going into battle. For the next 2 weeks, you are not my friend, you are my enemy

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 19, 2015

Pratt fired back with the claim that the real Captain America is not Evans, but Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. 

@ChrisEvans We both know there's only one Captain America and his name is Russell Wilson. #SuperBowlBound #LOB #Repeat

— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) January 19, 2015

Evans replied with a tweet that suggests this particular war of words is not over, and that a wager over the game could be on the way.

@prattprattpratt them's fightin words. Stakes? #whatisaseahawkanyway #somethingtombradyhunts

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 19, 2015

So, come Super Bowl Sunday, two teams will play not just for a trophy, but for the glory of two Marvel heroes. We'll keep you posted if the result of the game means either Pratt or Evans has to do something humiliating.

(Via Twitter)