Ups and Downs of Super Bowl LV During Pandemic


Watching the super bowl LV highlights

Miguel A. Avila, Reporter

Watching the super bowl LV highlights

So, what were the ups and downs of the Super Bowl LV during the pandemic?

During this pandemic Tom Brady was still able to pull the win to gain his 7th super bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During this pandemic the views of the Super Bowl lowered since last year coming with only 91.6 million viewers. Results of the poll more people said that they indeed watch the Super Bowl LV.

In a random survey of 50 Morton East students 35 reported that they did indeed watch the Super Bowl LV.

According to CNN the views from this year’s Super Bowl declined, it wasn’t much of a shocker since the games were never competitive.  Also sponsors felt a bit off since companies like Budweiser, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi sat out for this Super Bowl. Pepsi, however, did sponsor the halftime show, which included The Weekend, fireworks and an army of dancers dressed like the singer with bandaged faces. Another interesting fact is Although Raymond James Stadium in Tampa was somewhat vacant on the Super Bowl day, it wasn’t entirely empty, about 22,000 fans were in attendance, including 7,500 vaccinated health care workers that the NFL invited. Another fact Tampa Sports AUTH has approximately put 8 million dollars into RJ Stadium to produce an almost touchless experience for fans. The last fact is This was the second time appearance for the Buccaneers since around 2002 season with a 48-21out of the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Morton East student Joshua said, “I’m happy that they continued the Super Bowl I’m a huge fan of Football, so I was really excited when they announced that they were going to keep it going.”

Morton East Student Michael Aldana said, “I was happy to hear that they continued the event because my family and I love the sport. I have family members who play football and most of us love to watch the sport either live or in person.”

But Cicero Resident Edna Avila feels different about the event and said, “Myself I don’t personally care for the Super Bowl but, I have nephew, brothers, cousins, who enjoy the sport and seeing them happy makes me feel happy so I’m glad they continued something that my family enjoys.”