Is This The Next National Holiday?
Super Bowl Sunday is the national holiday that does not come with a day off even though more than 17 million people will miss work on Monday, some taking the day off while others will call in sick. Whether they come into the office or work from home many will turn their computer on late or bail early as it’s said that distractions and absences will cost employers over $4 billion. Super Bowl LVII (that’s 57) matches the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia Eagles with Sunday’s game kicking off at 6:30pm from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. For the Chiefs it is their third trip to the big game in four years, winning it in 2020 and losing the following year. Meanwhile the Eagles, who have many fans in the shore area are back for the first time since beating the Patriots in 2018 for their one and only Vince Lombardi trophy.
House parties are expected to resemble pre-pandemic times especially here with so many Philly fans looking to spend the day with those who cheer for the men in green. They and others will consume favorites like chicken wings, pizza, nachos, pigs in a blanket, subs, chips and more. It will be washed down with over 50 million cases of beer and many will start the next day with a package of Rolaids.
If you’re like me it’s really all about the game but non-football fans are more interested in the commercials (at $7 million for 30 seconds) and Rhianna’s halftime show. I like the commercials and will use halftime to go to the bathroom and get more food.
As for the game itself. The Eagles are dominant on both lines of scrimmage and that will be the difference. Philly wins 23-20 and Jalen Hurts walks away with the MVP award.
Enjoy the game!