The Super Bowl is America’s premier sporting event. It is a championship game to determine the best player in the National Football League (NFL).
This year, the Kansas City Chiefs came out on top with a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Kansas City defeated Philadelphia 38-35 in the 57th Super Bowl held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, USA on the 13th (Korean time). Kansas City was largely pushed 14-24 in the first half (first and second quarters), but completed the come-from-behind drama by scoring 17 points in the final fourth quarter. With this, Kansas City lifted Vince Lombardi (Super Bowl championship trophy) for the third time in his career following 1969 and 2019. The Kansas City Chiefs have advanced to the Super Bowl three times in the past four seasons. He won two of them and opened the ‘Chiefs Dynasty’ wide.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes (28), who scored 3 touchdowns and passed for 182 yards, won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. Suffering from an ankle injury throughout the season, he played after receiving treatment even during halftime on this day. Following the regular league MVP, he achieved the Triple Crown winning the Super Bowl and MVP. Following the 2019 season, Mahomes, who won the second Super Bowl and was honored with the MVP award, is evaluated to have risen to the ranks of NFL legend quarterbacks. CBS of the United States evaluated that “Mahomes is comparable to Tom Brady (46), the best quarterback in NFL history.” CBS praised Mahomes, saying, “Mahomes has achieved all of the regular league MVP, Super Bowl championship, and MVP, which Brady has never done before.” Brady, who won 7 Super Bowl championships, 5 MVPs and 3 regular league MVPs, retired this season. 슬롯사이트
The success of black quarterback Mahomes is significant. Quarterback, who is called the field commander of the field, has been a position mainly held by white people, including Brady. The 1st to 10th ranking quarterback passing yards in NFL history are all white. In particular, this year’s Super Bowl, in which Mahomes faced off against Philadelphia’s Jaylen Hurts (25), attracted attention as it was the first black quarterback match in history. The New York Times said, “Quarterback is a position with a special meaning in American culture. Americans recognize quarterbacks as charismatic team leaders from their school days,” he said. “Black quarterbacks have been devalued. Because there was ‘implicit racism’. Black quarterback Mahomes symbolizes ‘change’.”
Pop star Rihanna appeared at the halftime show that day. Superstars such as NBA superstar LeBron James (LA Lakers) and hip-hop singer Jay-Z stood out in the crowd.