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The Friday 5: Big Game Edition

By February 10, 2023 No Comments

The Details

Well, friends, we made it. Super Bowl LVII is upon us. Let’s start with the basics.

When: Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 pm PT/3:30 pm PT on FOX

Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

Who: The Kansas City Chiefs are taking on the “home team” Philadelphia Eagles.

The Odds: The Eagles are favored by 1.5 points.

The Facts

  • For the first time, the Super Bowl’s two starting quarterbacks are Black. Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be playing in his third Super Bowl in four years, while this will be the first Super Bowl appearance for Eagles’ quarterback Jalen Hurts.
  • It’s The Kelce Bowl, as Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce and Eagles’ center Jason Kelce make history as the first brothers to compete in the Super Bowl. Mom Donna Kelce has said she’s rooting for the offense. Fair.
  • Kansas City coach Andy Reid was the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for 13 years, but he won his first-ever Super Bowl as the coach of the Chiefs. This will be in his third Super Bowl in four years.
  • Nick Siriani, who is in his second year as Philadelphia’s head coach, was an assistant with the Chiefs from 2009-2012. Sunday will be his first Super Bowl.
  • So, you wanna buy a Super Bowl ad? FOX is charging $7 million for a 30 second spot, so bring your checkbook. 

The Halftime Show

The halftime show is Rihanna, and I, for one, am VERY excited. It’s been almost seven years since she last performed, and the 13-minute set should not disappoint. Anyone else wish they could add a few minutes to the set and maybe shave a few off the third quarter? Anyone? Anyone?

The new mom said that there have been 39 different set lists, as she tries to get 17 years of music into the 13 minutes. It will be an incredible show, and one has to wonder if there just might be surprise guests.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.