Super Bowl Sunday take over

Lily Hinkle, Staff Writer and Business/PR Manager

The annual Super Bowl Sunday came and went Feb. 4, and trust me, it was a day full of stuffing my face with food and my dad screaming at the television.

The first thing you should know is that my dad is from Boston, Massachusetts, which explains the excessive amounts of baseball caps from different Boston sports teams. This also explains the reason why he was insanely excited when the Patriots advanced to the Superbowl.

I may be biased, but from my experience, I think that the Superbowl is over-glorified, at least in my house.

My dad decided that for my family, we were going to be hosting a Super Bowl party. This meant that my family and I spent the weekend cleaning the house, making food, and getting Patriots decorations. It was as if we were hosting a Christmas party that all of my family was attending.

However, the set-up for the party wasn’t the worst part. Once the football game started, that’s when the real show began.

Every few minutes or so, I heard my dad and his friends screaming at the Patriots players on the screen, as if they could hear them.

Let me just say that I have nothing against my dad and his friends letting loose and enjoying a sports event, it’s just the amount of preparation and yelling that went into that Sunday was excessive.

CBS reported, “An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl,” with my family and I being among this statistic.  

The real question is: why do so many people gather to watch a male-dominated sports event, when they never do the same thing for a women’s sport? Why are we all so interested in if Tom Brady gets his sixth Super Bowl ring or not?

Disregarding my concerns, I realized the crazy amount of people who came together to watch the Super Bowl.

Congratulations to the Eagles for their 41-33 point lead. The Patriots put up a good fight, but in the end they couldn’t pull through.

Well, sorry dad. Maybe next year.