Super Bowl 52 Sucked

Super Bowl 52 Sucked



I know I'm gonna sound like a bitter Vikings fan, and I could go on and on how this should've been their Super Bowl victory. But the seasons over, can't do anything but worry about next year at this point. Or more so, free agency and who the hell is gonna be the starting quarterback.

When it was official that it would be an Eagles/Patriots Super Bowl, the general consensus was that people would like to see them both lose. Or people became Patriots fans for the day because if there was one thing the majority of the country could agree on, it's that the Eagles and their fan base were the least deserving of a victory.

So besides the fact that two of the most hated teams in the league were playing, and the most hated of the two won, this Super Bowl suuuuuuuuucked.

Let's start with the commercials. I wish I would've taken a shot every time a Tide commercial came on, being drunk might've made the end of the game a little less disappointing. And using a MLKJ speech to sell trucks? Who approved that? Given the idiotic "Tide Pod Challenge" and the current racial tension in this country, it seems like both of these advertisements were in poor taste. Literally the only good commercial the whole night was Eli Manning and the Giants dancing. Other than the 30 second of black screen, which I'm assuming was showing what'll happen to you if you eat a Tide pod? I've watched them dancing on Facebook and YouTube more times than I'd like to admit. You gotta love a guy who can make fun of himself and doesn't take life too seriously.

I know this technically happened before the game, but I've got a bone to pick with who decides the winner of the Man of the Year award. Don't get me wrong, JJ Watt raising millions of dollars for hurricane relief was nothing short of amazing and I imagine the people who benefited from it are thankful. But I mean, it doesn't seem to hard to record a few Instagram videos encouraging and thanking people who donate. In my opinion, it should've gone to one of the lesser known players who gives back all year round and doesn't post it all over social media. Just saying.

Ah, the halftime show. Now, I'm not a JT fan by any means, but I can respect when an artist gives a hell of a performance. This was not it. First of all, he missed an opportunity for NSYNC or Janet Jackson to make a surprise appearance, both of which probably would've been well received. Also, throwing shade by singing the song and then stopping at the point where he ripped of Janet's bra a million years ago, classless in my opinion. The Prince tribute? Sounds like something Prince would not have been ok with if he was still alive. Now, I have a hard time being upset with Justin here. He was playing in Prince's hometown and on what should've been Prince's stage. He was really damned if he did and damned if he didn't have some sort of nod to him. Was it the right one? Personally, I don't think so. Overall, his wardrobe was bad, the sound was bad, his entrance was forgettable at best. It was a pathetic attempt at a concert, let alone on one on the biggest stage there is. No stars for you Justin.

Really, the only part of the Super Bowl that was enjoyable was Pink and the National Anthem. Chick had the flu, spit her gum out on TV, got trolled for both and handled it like the boss ass bitch that she is. It's too bad she couldn't have been the halftime and JT did the anthem, now that would've been a show. It's also worth noting that I'm incredibly thankful it wasn't the nauseating duo of Buck/Aikman calling the Super Bowl and that we have the colorfully hilarious Romo calling next year.

Eagles fans, you suck. Eagles players, you suck. Skol Vikings, and here's hoping Super Bowl 53 is actually enjoyable.

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Everything The Student Athlete Loses When They Move On From Sports

Enjoy it while it lasts.


We used to call it "flipping the switch." You would go through eight hours of school (somehow) and then your mentality would automatically change. The worries and stress from the school day would dwindle as you put on your cleats and begin to warm up. Anything that was going on in your life didn't matter when you hit the dirt. You create lifelong friendships with the girls you spent every day with for months at a time. Teammates who see you susceptible after a bad game and on cloud nine after one of your bests.

You develop a routine and superstitions. Hitting your bat on the inside of your cleat before you hit, chewing a certain type of gum on the volleyball court, how many times you spin the ball before you shoot a free throw, whatever your quirk was, you 100% believed it would make you play better. You practice in your free time with your dad, devote three to five months of your school year to a team, and play all summer long with your travel team as you live off hotel breakfast. Then one day, it's all over.

It is a feeling that nobody can prepare you for. They say enjoy it while it lasts but you never really understand what you'll be walking away from when you play your last game and hang it up for good. You lose a part of yourself when you're no longer an athlete. I forgot what it feels like to be competitive and be a part of something that is bigger than myself. It has been two years since I've played my last softball game and not a day goes by when I don't miss it. I didn't play because I wanted to go pro or even to the collegiate level, but I played because it was an escape and helped me become who I am.

You begin to forget what it felt like to hit the sweet spot on a bat, what it sounded like to have an audience cheer for you as you stand alone on second base and see your family in the stands, to hear the metal spikes of your cleats on concrete when walking in the dugout. It's simple things about the game you love that brought you pure joy and an escape from the world and the thoughts in your head. Batting practice was always mine. Focusing on nothing but the next pitch and how hard I could hit it.

When you have to watch the game from the other side of the fence, you realize how much pressure you put on yourself when you played. It's just a game. Make as many memories as you can and enjoy every inning because when you leave sports behind you have to find your inner athlete in other things. Create a workout routine, joining a club sport or intramurals, or even becoming a coach. As much as I miss the sport, I am thankful for everything it brought me. It taught me how to be a good friend, respect others around me, and to push myself to discover what I was capable of.

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Since entering the UFC Anthony "Showtime" Pettis has stacked up 8 fight bonuses with the amazing performances he continues to put on. The former UFC Lightweight champion also has 9 wins in the organization with wins over huge names like Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, Charles Oliveria, Jeremy Stephens, and now since entering the welterweight division former title challenger Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is looking to become a serious title contender in the UFC 170 pound division as he will meet the huge obstacle that is Stockton, California's own Nate Diaz.

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