Not So Super, Super Bowl

by Matthew Fink, Editor in Chief

Super Bowl LIII (53) happened Feb. 3, and the New England Patriots played against the Los Angeles Rams. It occurred at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The final score of the game was 13-3, with the Patriots winning their 6th Super Bowl. Many students at RCHS watched the super bowl, however this year’s Super Bowl was met with mixed responses.

“The Super Bowl was disappointing because both of the teams played poorly the whole game, and they didn’t play Sweet Victory at the halftime show,” Brett Birtzer ‘21 said.

“The teams both played defensively, which wasn’t as exciting to watch, and if the halftime show could’ve taken more risks, it would’ve been more interesting,” Esvaran Arun ‘22 said.

“The super bowl was worse because the teams were not playing at their best, and they did not play sweet victory at the halftime show, making it worse,” Andrew Dupper ‘22 said.

5 Facts about Super Bowl LIII

  1. The Patriot’s first Super Bowl win 2002 was also against the Rams, so this will be the second time the two teams played in the same Super Bowl.
  2. Previous to Super Bowl LIII, the Patriots have won 5 Super Bowls (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017) and the Rams have won 1 Super Bowl (2000).
  3. This Super Bowl is Tom Brady’s 9th super bowl appearance, and his 6th Super Bowl win, since he started on the Patriots in 2000. He is currently 41 years old, and expected to continue playing for the Patriots.
  4. This Super Bowl was the lowest scoring Super Bowl game in Super Bowl history, with a score of 13-3, Patriots win. With the previous lowest scoring game being Super Bowl VII, when the Miami Dolphins played the Washington Redskins. The final score was 14-7, Dolphins win.
  5. The Ram’s kicker, Johnny Hekker, managed to kick the longest punt in Super Bowl history, with a punt that went 65 yards. The previous record was made by the Patriots kicker, Ryan Allen, who made a punt of 64 yards against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX (49), in 2015.