You Should Watch the Super Bowl Even If You Don't Like Sports

You Should Watch the Super Bowl Even If You Don't Like Sports

You don't have to love sports to watch the Super Bowl.
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Although I’m not really much of a professional football fan, I look forward to watching the Super Bowl every year.

Even though it is never my home team that is playing in the Super Bowl (go Browns!), this is an event that is fun for all to enjoy. If your favorite team isn’t playing or even if you aren’t really a football fan, we should all agree that the Super Bowl is one of the most exciting and enjoyable events of the year.

Going to a Super Bowl party is a perfect excuse to party like crazy. But the best thing about going to a Super Bowl party is the food. There’s all the wings you can eat, all the beer you can drink, and loads of other party foods.

Even if you hate watching sports, the halftime show is always worth watching.

Last year, Lady Gaga rocked the stadium in a performance of a lifetime. The year before that Queen Bey (Beyoncé) got into formation alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars. This year, Justin Timberlake will take center stage at halftime-- more than a decade after the notable wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson. The halftime show stands out every year to add on to the epicness of the Super Bowl.

At least twenty percent of the Super Bowl viewers say they like to watch the Super Bowl because of the commercials.

For the last several years, commercials aired during the Super Bowl have become almost as popular as the game itself. This year’s Super Bowl commercials promise to be as good, if not better, than the previous years. If you have the time, look up past Super Bowl commercials to get you pumped for this year’s commercials. You will surely get a laugh out of them.

This Super Bowl game will be different from all other previous Super Bowls (and not just because there are two different teams playing). This year’s Super Bowl might very well be one of those games that will be talked about for a long time long after the game is over. It might be an experience that you’ll be sharing with future generations, so make the memory a good one!
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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.
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With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

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5 Surprises That Had Everyone Shook During This Year's NBA Regular Season

Turns out "The Process" should be trusted.
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The 2017-2018 NBA season is coming to an end now that the playoffs are here and it has been a fun ride. The league looks a lot different than it did last year and this season was full of surprises that hardly anyone anticipated.

Here are just five of some the biggest surprises the NBA had for us this season:

1. The Houston Rockets dominance

We knew the Houston Rockets were good, but hardly anybody expected them to dominate the regular season with the best record in the NBA. Before the season began, there were many concerns that James Harden and Chris Paul wouldn’t be able to mesh well together. They have proven otherwise and are one of the best backcourt duos the NBA has ever seen. We knew the offense was extremely good, and Clint Capela has had a breakout year and led the Rockets to being much better defensively than anybody expected.

2. The San Antonio Spurs struggles

The Spurs finishing the season seventh place in the conference is also something nobody expected going into the season. The Spurs have been the textbook example of excellence in the NBA for the past two decades and this has been arguably their worst season in that time period. Kawhi Leonard has been injured the entire year and his ability to play has been in question for several months. The Spurs just don’t seem to have the energy or talent to keep up with other Western Conference teams this season.

3. Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz

At one point in the season, the Utah Jazz looked like they were pretty mediocre and would miss the playoffs. Then, Donovan Mitchell had an outstanding season and became a contender to win the Rookie of the Year award. The Jazz ended up finishing the season fifth in the Western Conference and they look like a better team than they were last year despite losing Gordon Hayward in free agency.

4. The New Orleans Pelicans are better without Demarcus Cousins

The New Orleans Pelicans lost one of the best players in the league with Demarcus Cousins going down to an injury. When he got hurt, the Pelicans weren’t in the playoff picture. His injury somehow made them play better. They ended the season with a 21-11 record after the All-Star break and made the playoffs. Anthony Davis has played at an MVP level and the Pelicans are in a great position to move up to the next round of the playoffs. Not bad for a team that wasn’t in the bubble a few months ago.

5. Portland and Philadelphia are good

Two teams that nobody expected to be as remarkable as they were during the regular season are the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trailblazers. Both these teams ended the season very strongly and each placed third in their respective conferences. Philadelphia won its last 16 games to end the season and Portland won 20 out of their last 28 games. Ben Simmons played beyond expectations for the 76ers and Markelle Fultz is living up to his number one draft pick. Put in Joel Embiid and the 76ers role players who more than make up for shooting deficiencies Simmons and Fultz have, and the 76ers look like a team that can make the Eastern Conference Finals.

Admittedly, Portland’s run looks just about over for this season but their level of play to close out the regular season was phenomenal. Damian Lillard looked like an MVP and his partner in the backcourt, C.J. McCollum, has been one of the league’s best shooting guards. The key factor for Portland was that it wasn’t just their backcourt. The entire team rose to the occasion. Damian Lillard and CJ. McCollum haven’t looked the same in the playoffs, and that is their downfall. Despite that, The Trailblazers should be proud considering they weren’t even projected to make the playoffs going into the season.

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