The whole country stopped and watched the biggest football event of the year, Super Bowl LXII, which was held in Arizona on Sunday Feb. 12. Drew University held two viewings of the Super Bowl, in the Pub and in The Space, where food and drinks were served.
The Philadelphia Eagles started strong with the help of their star quarterback Jalen Hurts, who became the first player to run for two touchdowns in the first half of a Super Bowl. As the Chiefs were trailing 21-14, Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards chased down Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and landed on his injured ankle, changing the tide of the game as Mahomes walked to the locker room limping.
The first half ended 24-14, with the Eagles in the lead.
Rihanna headlined the halftime show, which was her first live performance in almost four years and was much anticipated by fans and the general public alike. Although Rihanna did not bring out any surprise guests as suggested by rumors, she revealed that she was pregnant with her second child after the show.
The second half started with a strong comeback from Kansas City. The Chiefs fought back and forth with the Eagles until the score was tied 35-35 in the fourth quarter. The game ended with a controversial call in which Eagles player James Bradberry was called for defensive holding. This gave Kansas City a first and 10 at the Eagles’ 11-yard line, which allowed Harrison Butker, who missed a 42-yarder in the first-quarter, to call the game with a 27-yard field goal. Philly had only 8 seconds left in the game, leaving them with no time to come back. As a result, the Chiefs and Mahomes won the Lombardi Trophy, their second in the last four years.
Mahomes and Hurts excelled in Super Bowl LVII, which was the first Super Bowl matchup featuring two Black starting quarterbacks. After a game with strong performances from both quarterbacks, the Chief came out with it in the end, earning Mahomes his second superbowl MVP award.
Omar Ahmed is a first-year majoring in finance.