Super Bowl LV



Mikaeel Zohair, Staff Writer

Since 1967, the National Football League’s championship has been played between the winner of the National and American Football Conferences in the highest grossing championship in the world, the Super Bowl. This long-lasting tradition has become a beacon of hope for football fans throughout the United States who can only pray that their team makes the cut.


Super Bowl 55 includes the Kansas City Chiefs who will be playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Buccaneers. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety guidelines placed in Florida, the normally 66,000-seating stadium can only allow up to 22,000 fans this year. This is also the first time a team has home advantage in a Super Bowl in NFL history, as the Bucs will be hosting the Chiefs in Tampa.


Although they’ve played less games than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Kansas City Chiefs currently have a 16-2 record including the postseason while the Buccaneers are 14-5. The Chiefs are defending champions of the Super Bowl after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, but some fans are hesitant to predict the game’s outcome as no AFC team has ever beaten an NFC team twice in one season.


Along with a rematch from Week 12 in the NFL where Chiefs beat Buccaneers with a final score of 27 to 24, Canadian artist, The Weeknd, will perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Over time, the halftime show has become the bridge between the football world and the entertainment world, which is a major reason why the NFL’s Super Bowl is the most-watched TV event of the year.


The 2021 Super Bowl is going to be one for the calendars. With significantly less fans in the stadium than what is normally experienced, the game will see a remarkable increase in the number of at-home viewers. This year also sees a rematch between two teams who finished with a close score back in November, making predictions for the winner more challenging. Finally, we have three-time Grammy Award winner The Weekend performing at this year’s halftime show, who has also won five American Music Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards. The 2021 Super Bowl is going to be one for the books.