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Best Super Bowl ever?

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Ed. Note: The Super Bowl is the most watched television program of the year. For the 2017 edition, 111.3 million Americans were watching at its peak. This figure dwarfs the 16.5 million people who watch an average NFL game. Some of the new viewers are likely casual football fans who only tune in whe...

Just in it for the halftime show

Just in it for the halftime show

Smruthi Maganti, Copy Editor
February 10
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Ed. Note: The Super Bowl is the most watched television program of the year. For the 2017 edition, 111.3 million Americans were watching at its peak. This figure dwarfs the 16.5 million people who watch an average NFL game. Some of the new viewers are likely casual football fans who only tune in whe...

High powered offenses meet in Super Bowl

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor
February 3
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

The month’s first Sunday, Feb. 5, is this weekend and that can only mean one thing. One-third of the country will sit around TVs eating copious amounts of chicken wings and pizza watching modern gladiators showcase their skills. That’s right, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. After the defensive struggle th...

The dilemma of sportsmanship

JP. O'Hagan and Billy Heyen
February 12
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we are looking at the Super Bowl's aftermath and the questions of sportsmanship it sparked. Carolina Panthers player Cam Newton barely talked to reporters at his post-game press conference. New York Giants player...

Super Bowl, anything but predictable

JP. O'Hagan, Sports Editor
February 5
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

With the culmination of the NFL season upon us the entire football fanbase and even a lot of non-football fans are gearing up for the annual tradition of watching the season’s last teams standing duke it out for the chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The annual spectacle has grown larger and larger...

The most turned down invitation in sports

Billy Heyen and JP. O'Hagan
February 5
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Welcome to Point/Counterpoint, the back and forth sports bar style debate column. This week we are looking at why the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl, an all-star game for the top players not competing in the Super Bowl, is the most turned down invite in sports. This transcript has been lightly edited. Billy Heyen (...

Clash of the dynasties

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter
January 23
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

It’s hard to believe, but the Super Bowl is in just over a week, and after a turbulent season filled with surprises, the participants in the big game have been determined. Neither team is surprised to have made it this far; both came in with high expectations and have managed to attain them. However,...

The Observer’s Super Bowl viewing guide

January 31
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

Eat a slice of pizza for every: -Reference to Richard Sherman’s interview -Shot of someone unnecessarily wearing sunglasses -Reference to the game or player in question being “legendary” -A coach feigns disbelief regarding a foul call Chug your beverage every time: -You are reduced to tears by a commerc...

Super Sunday: Stats and storylines for the big game

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter
January 31
Filed under Football, Sports, Super Bowl

The buzz about the Super Bowl XLVIII, which is this Sunday, is enough to light the Empire State Building. Well, that is what Verizon wants you to think as they use a rather clever publicity stunt to track the Twitter responses to the question “#whosgonnawin” and track the results to choose the team...

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