Super Bowl: What’s The Big Deal?

By: Kenji Koyama – Contributor

There have been 47 Super Bowls in the history of American football.  On February 2nd, the 48th Super Bowl will take place in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is the stadium home to the New York Giants and New York Jets.  However, the matchup is between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.  Both are on the western side of the United States.  Making the stadium a neutral field which has been the case for every Super Bowl.

But, what is the big deal?  It is just a game…Well, it is the busiest time of year for television and is a great platform for people to promote their companies and products.  The commercials make the Super Bowl worth watching for some people.

You can have your thoughts about football, but for some, it all comes down to the commercials.  The one time that people actually care about them.  Why?  Well they are usually hysterical and over the top.  Hannah Kriss, Sophomore, stated, “I’m pretty excited for all of the commercials, but the Doritos ones are hopefully going to be the best.”

We asked students at Roosevelt what their thoughts were.  Most said that they did not care for the football matchup, but want to see a good game.  Current Senior at Roosevelt University, Tyrone Palmer said, “I am not rooting for either team. Although the Sherman controversy has made me an even bigger fan of his. I just want a well played, competitive game.”

The Richard Sherman controversy has sparked a great amount of attention to the public.  He has been on several shows and radio stations.  The egotistical nature has spurred up much debate around Roosevelt.  Current Sophomore at Roosevelt University, Kristine Bearss, responded “So, while I think it’s kind of obnoxious that he blew up on national television, it’s also not really surprising.”  Sherman did make a bold statement, but many players have done it before.

Whatever reason the Super Bowl attracts attention, whether is the game, the commercials or an excuse to have a party. Its high expectations will hopefully continue to be an American tradition.  

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