What a GAME! Super Bowl LVIII was messy at times, but a classic. In the end, the Kansas City Chiefs prevailed winning 25-22 over the San Francisco 49ers in overtime on a touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman.
There was plenty to take away from the game, but here are the 5 things that are sticking with me.
1) Don’t sleep on the kickers!
We only saw overtime because of Harrison Butker and Jake Moody! The two kicks that stuck out the most were Butker’s Super Bowl record for the longest made field goal at 57 yards and secondly, Moody’s blocked extra point proved crucial in the end.
2) Usher will never go out of style
As a millennial born in 1989, I was up off my couch dancing and singing every word to every song and reliving my high school basement party days like not a day had passed. Thirty years into his career, Usher, 45, is a showman with his voice and maybe more so with his body and his feet. Don’t get me started on the surprise appearances from Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris. Millennial’s, did we just die and go to heaven?
3) The Chiefs are now a Dynasty and will go for history
In the Super Bowl era (1966 to present), only eight teams had won consecutive titles before Kansas City accomplished the feat. A year from now, they will attempt to win a third consecutive Super Bowl, something that has NEVER happened.
4) Patrick Mahomes is on track to catch Tom Brady
The 28 year old quarterback in on an all-time trajectory with three Super Bowl wins in 4 appearances. Mahomes threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, rushed 66 yards and finished the game with 399 total yards, which was enough to win him Super Bowl MVP. That is Mahome’s third MVP, joining Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. He has also joined the Tom Brady club by checking off the repeat champion box, something no one has done since Tom Brady and the Patriots in 2003-2004.
5) Celebrities love the Super Bowl…and might be the only people who can afford it.
Apart from the obvious, TAYLOR SWIFT and company and the entire halftime crew, Allegiant Stadium was packed full of celebrities. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Ariana Grande, Paul Rudd, Jeff Goldbloom, Ciara, Chad Smith, Jared Leto, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Elon Musk and Queen Latifah are just a handful of the dozens of celebrities in the stands last night.
That being said, they might be the only ones who can afford it! The cheapest face-value tickets for this year’ssold directly by the NFL were about $2,000 and last minute tickets were going for as high as $37,000 making the average price $8,600!
As the first Super Bowl game I have watched from start to finish in years, I must say the entertainment factor was impressive along with the athleticism. Thank you for making the one game I watch a year an exciting one. And that’s a wrap for Super Bowl LVIII, congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs!