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Katie Whitlock, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII Preview

Shanna McCarriston
The 49er’s signature helmet (left), and the Chiefs helmet (right), placed directly in front of the Super Bowl trophy in preparation for Sunday night’s game.

The long awaited and highly viewed sporting event of the year is finally here. Whether you are a big time fan of one of the teams or just an average person looking for something to do this Sunday, Super Bowl LVIII is sure to keep you on your toes. 

On Sunday, February 11th, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following the Conference Championships, players get a full two weeks to travel and prepare for the biggest game of their lives. With 32 teams in the NFL, it takes an elite roster, superb play calling, grit, and maybe a bit of luck to advance all the way to the Super Bowl, where one team will take home the trophy. 

It may be the dead of winter in many parts of the country, but celebrating the Super Bowl with friends and family makes February just a bit more cheerful. Unless, however, you are a devastated fan of the losing team. Freshman Maggie Flynn said that “The Super Bowl falls exactly where I need it to be. In the dead of winter, the excitement it brings is electrifying!”. Interestingly enough, these two teams battled it out just before COVID-19 put the nation on lockdown during the LIV Super Bowl where the Chiefs took home the 31-20 victory. 

The San Francisco 49ers are on the hunt for redemption this year and have had quite a remarkable season, With star running back Christian McCaffrey dominating the run game, and Brock Purdy quarterbacking the offense, the team exceeded expectations under Head Coach, Kyle Shanahan. The 49ers haven’t clinched a Super Bowl win since 1994, so a title not only benefits fans, but helps the franchise. During their nail-biting NFC Championship game, the 49ers won 34-31 over the Detroit Lions. 

On the other hand, the Kansas City Chiefs, coached by Andy Reid, will make their fourth appearance on Sunday out of the last five Super Bowls. Their fast paced, yet composed offense is quarterbacked by Patrick Mahomes, arguably the best quarterback in the NFL currently. Adding to their offense comes tight end Travis Kelce and running back Isiah Pacheco, who both contributed to the team’s AFC Championship win against the 1 seed Baltimore Ravens. Sophomore Ben Brazis explained that the “Ravens were an awesome team and honestly, after the past few years of the Chiefs dominating, I was hoping they wouldn’t make it this year. However, it is well earned if you look at their team”. 

Although the majority of viewers keep their eyes out for outstanding catches and brilliant play calls, some look forward to halftime, where Usher will take the stage. The question still remains…what song will he open with? Fans are hoping to catch a few minutes of his greatest hits, which include “Yeah”, “My Way”, “Confessions”, and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love”. Even people who tend to zone out during the halftime show will likely enjoy many of his throwback songs. 

As Sunday evening draws near, there is much to look forward to in the football and music field. The 49ers vs Chiefs game will not be a Super Bowl to miss, so make sure you stream in on either CBS or Paramount+.

Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, and this year the stadium for Super Bowl LVIII. (Angelica Daujotas)
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