Super Bowl LVII: Four Hours Of Football Fun!


Sophia Ibarra, Staff Writer

Super Bowl Sunday–it will be anything but a day of rest as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles in State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

For fans of these teams, Super Bowl LVII will be the highlight of the season. Although both teams have been to the Super Bowl multiple times in the past, they have not competed against one another for the Lombardi trophy–until now. However, having faced off against each other in regular season nine times historically, the Eagles have been on a three-game winning streak, beating the Chiefs in 2013, 2017, and 2021. And, according to NBC Sports, there are 10 “fun facts” that link these teams together in interesting ways:

  1. Both teams were the No. 1 seed after going 14-3
  2. Both teams played (and won) at State Farm Stadium this season
  3. Both teams have a Kelce brother
  4. Both head coaches used to be employed by the opposing team
  5. Both starting quarterbacks are from Texas
  6. Both teams have played in a Super Bowl in the last five years
  7. Both teams led their conference in sacks
  8. Both teams allowed the same number of points in their two playoff games
  9. Both teams were involved in star wide receiver trades last offseason
  10. Both cities are known for their iconic food dishes

Unfortunately, many people’s original teams did not make it to the Super Bowl this year, but that is not going to stop them from watching. “I wanted the Chicago Bears to make the Super Bowl, but they did not make the playoffs,” states Mr. Michael Pawlak, history teacher.  Even if his team did not make it to the playoffs, he was still rooting for another team. “I was pulling for the Jacksonville Jaguars since they were the underdogs.” Junior Jose Moran-Linn, on the other hand, said he wanted one team in particular to win: “I wanted the San Francisco 49ers to win; so, I am disappointed, but it will still be a great game!”

For Moran-Linn, football is football–it’s exciting to watch regardless of which teams are playing. “I like watching how competitive it can get, because usually in the NFL, it is not supposed to be competitive or aggressive, but in the playoffs or against a rivalry, it makes them play as if their lives depend on it.”

In contrast, Mr. Pawlak is equally invested in the commercials as in the teams. “My favorite is the game itself…and the commercials!” Downy Unstoppables hopes not to disappoint with its reveal of which celebrity is under the sweatshirt. Jack Harlow will find himself in a love-triangle with…Doritos. And, guess which company is going to feature a six-degrees to Kevin Bacon?

As if this were not enough, let’s not forget about the halftime show. Last year, coordinators opted for a host of singers to fill the stage: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. This year, there will be one headliner only: Rhianna. Returning to the stage after a seven-year hiatus, fans are anxious to see what Riri has to offer. Whether fantastic or a flop, it will have the entertainment world talking for days afterward.

Want to get in on the action? Tune in to Fox at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 when the kick-off begins.