ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at Creators.co
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Now, when the New England Patriots took on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl last night, it turns out there was a whole lot more than sporting glory (and commercial endorsements) on the line: the game had, by then, become a matter of superhero honor.

Specifically, that of Marvel's Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, Star-Lord and Captain America themselves, who - being huge fans of the opposing teams - had taken it upon themselves to turn the Super Bowl into something even more inherently awesome than it already was.

Specifically, when the Patriots pulled off that pretty-darned amazing last minute turnaround in the Super Bowl last night, it wasn't just sporting glory that was on the line - the hopes of a whole lot of seriously ill kids were too.

It All Started Way Back On January 19...

Specifically, when Chris Evans discovered that his beloved Patriots would be playing Chris Pratt's Seahawks in the Super Bowl - and he responded with this...

To which, of course, Chris Pratt had to respond (in classic Star-Lord fashion) with an adorably snarky retort...

To which Evans replied by challenging Star-Lord to a duel...

...of awesomeness...

Which rapidly escalated...

...into the sort of bet only true superheroes could make - one that relies upon being a hero, rather than money or things.

The Best, Part, Though?

By the time the Super Bowl rolled around, and after some pretty awesome goading...

From both sides...

...the pair didn't let their rivalry stand in the way of friendship, with Pratt posting this adorably enthusiastic pic from game...

At which they (along with Anna Faris) clearly had a great time.

And then?

Things Only Got More Awesome

Or, at least, they did for Evans, when his Patriots managed to intercept a vital pass in the dying seconds, and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Which Chris Pratt took...more graciously than anyone has ever taken anything, ever...

While admitting defeat, and giving the kids at Christopher's Haven something pretty huge to look forward to...

Chris Evans, though, was no less gracious in victory, thanking Pratt...

...and then announcing that the pair would not only be visiting Christopher's Haven, but Seattle Children's Hospital too...

Proving once and for all that real superheroism hasn't got all that much to do with capes, but, instead, a whole lot to do with just being a good person, and doing the right thing.

Sometimes while wearing a cape.

What do you guys reckon, though? Are Evans and Pratt the greatest off-screen Marvel superheroes, or are the awesome things RDJ, Ruffalo and the rest do even cooler? Are there any bad-ass Marvel Super Bowl responses that I've missed? Just what does a Seachicken taste like?

via Twitter, twice over

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