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This one is for all the girls who were busy on Sunday. The ones who had a job to do, homework to grind out, and nails to paint. This is for the girls who ‘watched’ the game, but were really just in it for the socialization and snacks. The ones who could not care less about football. This is for the girls that would rather fold a fitted sheet than watch a minute of a football game. But most importantly, this is for the girls who now have to listen to their friends, family, and coworkers talk about the Super Bowl until March Madness starts. Here is everything you need to know about Sunday’s game so you can join in a conversation or two. 



Two teams played in Super Bowl LIV (54): the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. *Spoiler Alert* The Chiefs won. The last and only other time the Chiefs won a Super Bowl was Super Bowl IV (4) in 1969 against the Minnesota Vikings. So this win was big for the Chiefs and their fans.


Key Players:

Kansas City Chiefs:

  • Patrick Mahomes: Number 15. The 24-year-old Quarterback for the Chiefs and the Super Bowl 2020 MVP. He’s been with the Chiefs since 2017. 

  • Sammy Watkins: Number 14. The Wide Receiver for the Chiefs. Essentially Mahomes right-hand man as he catches most of his throws. He’s been with the Chiefs since 2018.

  • Damien Williams: Number 26. The Running Back for the Chiefs who scored 2 touchdowns for them in this year’s Super Bowl. He formerly played for the Miami Dolphins but has been with the Chiefs since 2018. 


San Francisco 49ers:

  • Jimmy Garoppolo: Number 10. The Quarterback for the 49ers and former Quarterback for the Patriots (i.e. he played when Tom Brady didn’t). He has been with the 49ers since 2017 and although he lost the game he won the hearts of millions with his model good looks. https://i.imgur.com/FqYCPqE.gif  

  • Nick Bosa: Number 97. The Defensive end for the 49ers is only 22 years old, and his future is looking bright. He played a major part in Sunday’s game on the 49ers defense line and kept the pressure on Mahomes. Bosa was newly drafted by the 49ers in 2019. 

  • Katie Sowers: The offensive assistant coach for the 49ers who became the world’s first female to coach in the Super Bowl. Additionally, Katie came out in 2017 making her the first openly gay coach in the game’s history. She has been with the 49ers since 2017. 


The Game: 

The game started at 6:30pm with Demi Lovato singing the national anthem. The 49ers won the coin toss and overall, the first half of the game was pretty mild. The 49ers were first on the board with a field goal (3 points). At the end of the first quarter, Quarterback Mahomes rushes in a touchdown (he runs it in himself instead of throwing to a teammate) and the Chiefs lead with 7 points. 


The second quarter starts with 49ers quarterback Garoppolo throwing a pass that is intercepted by Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland. This allows the Chiefs to score a field goal, making the score 10-3 in their favor. The 49ers tie up the game with a pass by Garoppolo and a great catch and run by 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk. The game remains tied at half time.


The Halftime Show:

Shakira and J Lo were the halftime show performers. Shakira performed first, wearing the same costume as her Zootopia character, Gazelle. 



She performed classics like ‘Whatever, Whenever,’ ‘Hips Don’t Lie,’ and even covered Cardi B song ‘I Like It’ with J Balvin. Shakira then became the ultimate meme when she did something called Zaghrouta, which is a joyful sound Arabic speakers make when cheering and celebrating. Others interpreted this action as a celebration of Colombia’s culture by referencing Carnaval de Barranquilla.



J Lo came out singing ‘Jenny From the Block’ and showed us some of the moves she learned from her movie Hustlers. Besides the impressive costume changes, one of the most memorable moments from the halftime show was when J Lo’s daughter Emme joined her on stage. Emme joined her mother to sing a J Lo’s ‘Let’s Get Loud,’ while Shakira took over on drums. J Lo also added a subtle immigration reference by singing the line “Born in the USA” while holding a feathered Puerto Rican flag, a reference to her heritage. Finally, J Lo and Shakira sang a mash-up of Let’s Get Loud and Waka Waka and ended it with some killer coordinated moves. 



Back to the Game:

The 49ers start the third quarter off strong with a field goal putting them in the lead. The 49ers continue their ~good vibes~ with linebacker, Fred Warner, intercepting a ball thrown by Mahomes. The 49ers quickly went on to score another touchdown giving them a 10 point lead. 


The fourth quarter starts off just as rocky for the Chiefs, there is another interception off of Mahomes. With a 10 point lead and only 7 minutes remaining it seems as though the 49ers are bound to win. But tight end Travis Kelce catches a ball in the end zone for a touchdown with 6 minutes left, giving the Chiefs some much needed hope. 


Sammy Watkins then catches a great ball that puts the Chiefs in the position to score another touchdown. Chief’s running back Damien Williams scores, a highly debated, touchdown putting the Chiefs in the lead with less than 3 minutes left in the game. Despite some great runs the 49ers just can’t score. The Chiefs get the ball back and Damien Williams scores another touchdown with only a minute left. The Chiefs end up winning in a 31-20 game.


The Ads:

  • Jeep’s Groundhog Day Commercial starring Bill Murray

  • Genesis’s commercial starring John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

  • Hyundai Sonata’s very Boston Commercial starring Chris Evans, John Krasinski, and Rachel Dratch

  • Doritos’s Old Town Road Commercial starring Lil Nas X and Sam Elliott

  • Planter’s killed off Mr. Peanut so #BabyNut could trend on Twitter

  • Michelob Ultra featured Jimmy Fallon and John Cena

Bud Light utilizes Post Malone to sell its new seltzer. 

Molly Concannon

Fairfield '20

Molly Concannon is a Jersey girl through and through. She attends Fairfield University where she is majoring in Finance and Public Relations. This is her fourth year on the Her Campus team! She is also slightly obsessed with libraries, reading, and Disney movies, and she definitely will try to pet any dogs she sees.
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