Football And More At The Super Bowl

February 11, 2020

It was fifty years in the making, and the Kansas City Chiefs finally did it—they won the Super Bowl! After trailing the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter 20-10, the Chiefs came roaring back to win Super Bowl LIV with a score of 31-20. How did the team celebrate? By going to Disney World, of course! It was certainly a well-played game, but the thrills didn’t end on the field. Here are some highlights from Super Bowl LIV:

1. More People Tuned In For The Halftime Show!

The Super Bowl is always an exciting game, but people tune in for more than just the game itself. In fact, for the fourth year in a row, more people tuned in to watch the halftime show than the actual game. This year’s halftime show performers, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, drew in 117.5 million viewers from around the world, the second most-watched halftime show in Super Bowl history.

2. Commercials Were A Hit

Jeffrey Beall [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Commercials (yes, we said commercials!) are always a hit during the Super Bowl. Businesses spend a lot of money making memorable commercials and even more (we’re talking $5-$5.6 million for a thirty-second commercial to be aired during the game!) to get the attention of these willing viewers. That’s why if awards were given to the most memorable Super Bowl commercials, we’d be willing to bet that HULU and Google would earn top honors. Why? First, HULU. HULU used star power to both tease and intrigue its audience. How? Since the end of the NFL season, fans have been wondering: Will New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady return for another season? It looked like Tom Brady’s HULU commercial answered their question … sort of. You might want to check out the commercial for yourself and be the judge! As for Google, they aired a heartwarming commercial about a man using Google to remember his late wife. Can someone hand over the tissues, please? What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

3. Awe … The Puppy Bowl

via Pixabay

If the Super Bowl is the most anticipated game of the year for fans of football, the Puppy Bowl might just be the most anticipated game for fans of puppies! This year, Team Ruff and Team Fluff battled it out to see who would make more touchdowns with their dog toys. It was a close game, but Team Fluff came out ahead with a score of 63-59 and beat Team Ruff to win this year’s Puppy Bowl. Ruff loss.