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What Do W&J Students Think About The 2023 Superbowl?

By: Audrey Kough, Red & Black Campus Sports Writer

Superbowl LVII will feature quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles. ( Photos Courtesy Reed Hoffman, Matt Rourke / Associated Press and LA Times)

FEB. 10- On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, Superbowl LVII will take place in Glendale, Arizona between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Eagles, with key players like Jalen Hurts and Jason Kelce, are looking to pick up a second Superbowl victory, as the first and only time the Eagles have won the Superbowl was in 2018. The Chiefs, with key players such as Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, are seeking a third Superbowl win, since the last time they won a Superbowl was in 2020. For the first time in Superbowl history two brothers (Travis and Jason Kelce) will go head-to-head and compete for a Superbowl Championship Title.

“For the first time in Superbowl history two brothers (Travis and Jason Kelce) will go head-to-head and compete for a Superbowl Championship Title.”

At Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), students come from all over the world and therefore they have a variety of opinions about the Superbowl on campus and people have different personal experiences with the Superbowl. Some students shared their thoughts.

Freshman, Lily Giering, is from around the Philadelphia area and is a big Eagles fan. Giering obviously rooting for the Eagles in the Superbowl, tells how she plans to watch the Superbowl, “I’m not going home even though it would be really fun for it, [I am] just watching it here with some friends.” With a connection to one of the teams, Giering was asked what an Eagles victory would mean to her. She responds with, “It would mean so many things. It’s awesome to just share such a special moment with your family and friends, and it’s a memory you never forget.”

“It would mean so many things. It’s awesome to just share such a special moment with your family and friends, and it’s a memory you never forget.” - Lily Giering’26

Next, freshman Duane Pratt shares his feelings on the Superbowl. Pratt was asked if he would be watching the Superbowl he answered, “No!” Pratt then went on the explain himself by saying, “I’m only watching the halftime show, nobody actually cares about the game.” The Superbowl halftime show, famous for being performed by renowned singers and being extravagant and flashy is a factor that does draw some fans to turn on the game.
A rust-colored football with a yellow NFL logo pictured on the football field (green backdrop).
An NFL football being used in play. (Photo Courtesy Treehugger)
This year's halftime show performer is Rihanna. Sophomore, Aliya Schraeder, says she will be watching the Superbowl this year, but she isn’t a big football fan, When asked who she will be rooting for and why she said, “The Eagles, because my mom is from Philly.” She was asked how disappointed she would be if the Eagles did not win and she revealed, “Not that disappointed.”


Lastly, freshman Haley Black who is from Maine, says she will probably be watching the Superbowl. When asked who she’s rooting she states, “Probably the chiefs but to be honest it won’t hurt me either way, I’m a Patriots fan.” Black reveals her connection go watching the game. She says, “In my house the Super Bowl is like a holiday or a big event. There are usually people and really good food.”
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