The Super Bowl is the most-watched sporting event in North America. And 2023 topped the charts. The previous high was Patriots vs Seahawks with 114.4 million viewers in 2015, as the Pats brought home a nail-biting 28-24 win. To be fair, though, Nielsen added out of home viewers in bars and restaurants to their audience measurements in 2020, and this year Fox lifted the paywall for the Super Bowl, allowing anyone with an internet connection to watch the game on the Fox Sports app and Fox Now.
This year we saw 2 Black quarterbacks face off for the first time in history, and brothers Travis and Jason Kelce play against each other.
A female-only team of aviators conducted a flyover during the National Anthem to celebrate 50 years of women flying for the Navy.
And 34 year old billionaire Rihanna performed at halftime (for free, as is always the case for Super Bowl performers) -- her first gig since 2016 -- taking the opportunity to reveal an unexpected guest: a baby bump.
The State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona, crammed in 67,827 fans who were lucky enough to see the Kansas City Chiefs become NFL Champions for the second time in 4 years. The Chiefs trailed for much of the game and were 27-21 down heading into the final quarter, with superstar Patrick Mahomes seen limping.
But just when it had to, everything changed … culminating in a game-winning field goal with 8 seconds remaining to bring home a 38-35 win.
Some people called the Chiefs’ offensive line “human turnstiles” after the Buccaneers demolished the team 31-9 in 2021. But now the Chiefs have shown that their 31-20 Super Bowl win against the 49ers in 2020 was not just a fluke.
What more can be said? Nothing, that’s why we all love sports. When it all comes together at the last minute like it did on Sunday, it is truly a joyous occasion.
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