Becton’s Super Bowl Traditions and Predictions


February is the month dedicated to the love for each other…and football. The Super Bowl is a championship game of the National Football League. It is played by the winners of the league’s American Football Conference and National Football Conference each January or February. The game is hosted by a different city each year. The first Super Bowl was Jan. 15, 1967, making this the 57th annual Super Bowl! As a new historical accomplishment, this is the first Super Bowl with two black quarterbacks who are proud of this milestone– Jalen Hurts of the Eagles and Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs. This year, the Philadelphia Eagles are taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Football fans across the country are eager for this exciting annual event, and students at Becton have expressed their strong opinions about it. 

With the heated debate, 72.7% of students hope for the Eagles to win, with only 27.3% of students rooting for the Chiefs. Sophomore students Adam Hassan and Jonathan Palsi gave good insight on why they feel the Eagles will take home the trophy. Hassan commented, “The Eagles are a solid team all around. The Chiefs barely beat the Bengals in the AFC Championship.” Palsi proceeded to hype up the Eagles saying, “They have a great offense and defense.” He also mentioned how Chief’s quarterback–Patrick Mahomes–is currently injured, which can have a negative impact on the team. On Jan. 21, 2023, Mahomes went down on tackle and had a defender’s leg fall onto his right ankle, which twisted as he went to the ground. Students believe that this injury can cost the Chief’s the win.

Becton students seem to have strong opinions on Mahomes. Sophomores Daniel Lorusso, Grace Riley, Sophia Leston and Junior Taylorrose Pascale have expressed their reservations about the quarterback, with few wanting the Eagles to win specifically for that reason. Sophomore Ryan McGuire feels that the Eagles don’t deserve to be there, but his resentment for Mahomes has caused him to root for them instead of the Chiefs. Junior Steel Grabowski feels that Mahomes has won too many times, hoping for the Eagles to take the win on this one! However, Junior Domenic Maucione wants the Chiefs to win because of Mahomes, which seems to be an extremely unpopular opinion at Becton.

With the annual Super Bowl, lots of Becton students have annual traditions shared with family and friends. Sophomore Adrianna Alvarez mentioned that her favorite part of the Super Bowl is eating dinner with her family while watching the commercials. Surprisingly, the commercials have been the favorite part of the Super Bowl by many! Including junior Kyron Soumpholphakdy, and sophomores Gianna Viso, Sophia Offreda, Brandon Williams and Ava Borntrager. Other students tend to enjoy wearing their favorite team’s jersey and getting together with family to enjoy the game.

It was a close competition, but it has been found that 53.8% of students enjoy the game more than the halftime show. Junior Hailey Roseberry stated in disagreement to these statistics that the halftime show is more eventful than the actual game! This year, Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl. Some past fan-favorite performers include Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and The Weeknd.

The students who enjoy the game, really enjoy it! Junior Yzhan Barce-Dong and Sophomores Christian Tojil and Brandon Osorio love the competitive component of the game and watching how intense it can get. “I really enjoy the suspense of the game whenever the score gets close!” Osorio commented.

While students enjoy the game, they tend to enjoy lots of finger foods as well such as pizza, chicken wings, pigs in a blanket, pretzels, nachos and chips which are the most popular foods to snack on while watching! Whether Becton students are with their friends, family, or even pets, tons of them will be enjoying the snacks, screams of rooting on their favorite team, and Super Bowl this Sunday Feb. 12!