Some call it a national holiday. Some don’t even pay attention to it. Super Bowl Sunday is more than just a football game to some people. It’s the biggest day in sports all year. Tons of delicious food, gathering of friends, crazy fans and commercials that people anticipate all year.
Biology teacher and NFL super fan D Jay O’Brien
“The Super Bowl is the ultimate American sports drama. I put on all the outfits, and sometimes I’ve gone to peoples houses,” said O’Brien. “When I root for teams, I think they can hear me. I feel like they can hear my efforts and that I’m having an impact on the outcome.”
Every year, foods like buffalo wings, chili, baby back ribs, dipping sauces, pizza, and potato chips are all served during the popular sporting event.
Junior Alex Malouf says he enjoys eating pigs in a blanket, and pulled pork sandwiches during the game.
“Well I have never been to a Super Bowl party that does not have some form of pulled pork sandwiches” said Malouf. “My personal favorite is pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls”
A commercial during the Super Bowl can cost up to $5 million dollars, which seems like an outrageous price, but the annual sporting event is viewed each year by people who specifically watch for the commercials.
“I love the Super Bowl commercials” said Senior Grace Clark, “Popular brands get to showcase their newest products in front of millions of viewers. You get to see what will be popular on the market this year.”
The Super Bowl starts this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on CBS, with Maroon 5 and Travis Scott performing at halftime.
-Tarrant Sasser, Staff Writer
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Who’s going to win the Super Bowl?
Mr. O’Brien: Patriots! “We’re still here!” There are “no days off” with this team. Be sure and “do your job” and root for the Patriots. Mission 6!
Alex Malouf: The Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl. Brady has the experience and the tools to overcome Gurley and the Rams. Gurley will most likely have a historic rushing performance, but if Brady has the ball late in the game with a chance to win, he will capitalize on that opportunity. The Rams are a young high flying team, but that will only get a team to the big game. It might not be enough to win it all.
Cristopher Carlson: Who’s going to win the Super Bowl? The Patriots. Who do I want to win? The Rams. I already know Tom Brady is gonna do his thing and find a way to come out on top. The man is just so dominant and he turns nothing into something every single year. I think the game is going to be really close because the Rams defense is stacked, they have the best defensive line and some of the best corners in the league and you can never count out the Patriots offense.
Brandon Wieber: I couldn’t care any less… I would’ve loved to see the chiefs or Saints but now I gotta choose. I want the Rams to win only because the Patriots just win so often and I’d like to see another team win the championship more often. Also, Jared Goff is a good young quarterback with a lot more potential and Todd Gurley is a stud. Im rooting for a younger team also with the youngest head coach ever in the history of the NFL. Lastly, the Rams defense is intense with arguably the best defensive lineman (Aaron Donald) in the league and a very good coordinator (Wade Phillips).