The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played against each other on Feb. 7 in the 55th Super Bowl at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. At the end of the night, the Buccaneers were the presumed winners.
During this past NFL season, the Chiefs only lost two out of 16 games, and the Buccaneers lost five out of 16 games. Rob Gronkowski, a tight end for the Buccaneers, came out of retirement to join Tom Brady and play for Tampa.
“The Buccaneers have a lucky charm,” Moon said. “Tom Brady has changed the way the Buccaneers play.”
This event marked the first time in National Football League (NFL) history that the hosting team played. “The Weeknd” performed at the half-time show.
It seems that some students have kept to their hometown’s bias when it comes to their favorite teams, while others have created their own opinions.
“I grew up here and my dad was born in Pittsburgh,” freshman Gavin Moon said. “So we have always been Bucs and Steelers fans.”
Some students have never been interested in football, let alone kept up with teams, players or stats. Michael Marcy is one of a good portion of students who knows very little about the NFL and the events that take place.
“I know nothing about the NFL playoffs whatsoever,” freshman Michael Marcy said. “The day of the Super Bowl I plan to follow my normal routine.”
Most Floridians either have the Miami Dolphins or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers listed as their favorite teams. The Miami Dolphins have won 10 out of 16 games this season.
“Wait, what?” sophomore Amanda Marcy said. “I thought the Miami Dolphins were a baseball team!”