The Super Bowl for Dummies


Lindsay Boyette, Photographer

For those who watch NFL football only once a year, here is a list of everything you need to know to take part in Super Bowl Sunday, a great American tradition. 

Who is playing? Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5)

When is the Super Bowl? Sunday, February 7, 6:30 PM

Where to watch: Live on CBS

Where will the Super Bowl take place? The 55th Super Bowl will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida which is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The location of the game this year is very unusual because no team has ever played in the Super Bowl at their home stadium before now.

Who will be singing The National Anthem?  This year, the National Anthem will be sung by country music star Eric Church and pop artist Jazmine Sullivan. 

Who will perform the 2021 halftime show? The Super Bowl would not be the same without the famous halftime show. This year, The Weeknd will perform in the 2021 halftime show where he will sing songs such as “Blinding Lights,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “Starboy,” and more. 

Brady vs. Mahomes: Former Patriots quarterback and seasoned veteran, Tom Brady, will be playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl on Sunday. This Super Bowl will be the first Super Bowl Brady has not been with the Patriots. So far, Tom Brady has won the most Super Bowls of anyone in the NFL. In fact, he is hoping to win his 7th Super Bowl ring on Sunday at the ripe age of 43. Trying to prevent Brady from winning another ring is quarterback Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes is 25 years old and is known for being the best young quarterback of all time. Mahomes is only four seasons into his football career and has already won a Super Bowl. If Mahomes wins the Super Bowl on Sunday, he will break Brady’s record and become the youngest quarterback to win two Super Bowls. Since both men are such great quarterbacks, many think this is the greatest Super Bowl matchup in history. 

Who is predicted to win? Vegas seems to think the Chiefs will win by three points. With such a tight spread, it should be a super exciting game to watch.

Be sure to tune in to the Super Bowl LV at 6:30 PM this Sunday! It’s definitely not going to disappoint!