This year’s Super Bowl was incredible

Bella Lee, Staff Writer

I would not be exaggerating when I say that my life has revolved around the Super Bowl. I was born only 8 days before Super Bowl XXXV. In fact, my dad was worried that I wouldn’t be born in time since my due date was Jan. 24, four days before the game.The first time I really paid attention to a Super Bowl was at age 11 with Super Bowl XLVI, when I got to attend a watch party with my dad. The following year, Super Bowl XLVII, was an even bigger deal since that was the year that the Baltimore Ravens won. My middle school was deep in Ravens country, so the day after was a sea of purple.

I’ve consistently watched the Super Bowl for ten years now, including this year.I went to the Roost with one of my friends to watch the Super Bowl, and we got to see many other friends come and go over the course of the game. While most people feast on wings, my friend and I enjoyed pizza rolls, something that my friend likes to indulge in whenever there’s a special occasion. While I’m much more of a sports fanatic than they are, we still had a lot of fun and there was a lot to enjoy. Per usual, the commercials were hilarious, while there were also some that were confusing to say the least. One company, Coinbase, had nothing but a QR code bouncing across the TV screen for their 30-second slot, so naturally everyone whipped out their phones to scan the code, only to be thoroughly disappointed when it was revealed that Coinbase is one of the many companies that works in cryptocurrency.

My favorite commercial was the Bud Light advertisement promoting their Seltzer Hard Soda, featuring Guy Fieri as the Mayor of Flavortown.Other companies, such as Doritos, Toyota, and Hellman’s all had memorable commercials. There were some really exciting trailers for movies and TV shows that were also released, such as “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Jurassic World: Dominion,” and “Moon Knight.” The halftime show was easily the best one there’s been in years. The incredible lineup of Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige blew everyone out of the water with their tribute to late 90s/early 2000s rap and hip-hop. The surprise appearances of 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak made the audience go wild as well. After last year’s one-man show of The Weeknd, this was definitely the show we had been waiting for.Now to the actual reason that the Super Bowl exists: the game itself.

Personally, I was rooting for the Bengals, and while I was disappointed that they lost, I was happy that the game was as intense and as close as it was. Even though I didn’t want the Rams to win, Matthew Stafford definitely deserved it, especially since he had spent 12 winless seasons with the Lions prior to be traded in his 13th year of playing. Overall, this Super Bowl was definitely a lot more entertaining than most. From the commercials to the halftime show to the game itself, it left everyone on the edge of their seats. Feb. 12, 2023 and Super Bowl LVII can’t come any sooner!