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The Blue & Gray Press | August 18, 2018

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Super Bowl

Exploiting social justice issues to sell product is inappropriate and distasteful

February 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Super Bowl Sunday, Dodge Motor Company placed one of its advertisements in the coveted lineup for one of the sports industry’s biggest days. Each Super Bowl ad can cost millions of dollars for just 30 seconds and so companies try to make the best and most effective as they can for the big game. This year however, Ram missed the mark.Read More

Eagles win battle against New England making history by winning first title in team history

February 8, 2018 |


Sports Editor

The Philadelphia Eagles made headlines on Sunday night when they won their first Super Bowl Championship in organization history, as they edged the New England Patriots. Head coach Doug Pederson and the Eagles relished their role as the underdogs all throughout this season’s playoffs after they lost starting quarterback Carson Wentz to an ACL tear in Week 14 in a win over the Los Angeles Rams.Read More

UMW students share their thoughts on the Super Bowl

February 1, 2018 |


Staff Writer

The Super Bowl LII commences inside U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN.  For the first time since 2005 the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England patriots will duke it out for the title of the 2018 NFL Super Bowl champions. The Eagles will enter the field on Sunday at an automatic disadvantage considering they have only attended two Super Bowls in league history in which they lost both.Read More

Fans are getting tired of seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl

February 2, 2017 |


Super Bowl LI is around the corner, and many football fans are coming into the game with a sour taste in their mouths. “Oh God, not the Patriots again,” mumbled a Wegmans employee after the Patriots beat the Steelers 36 to 17 in the AFC Championship. “Anything but the Patriots again. I’m so tired of the Patriots.” These sentiments are echoed throughout the country as football fans find themselves at a loss for enthusiasm for this year’s Super Bowl, except the New England region, of course.Read More

Watching the Super Bowl for more than just the game

February 10, 2016 |


Around this time every year, the nation’s largest and most watched television event is viewed by millions around the world. The Super Bowl has become a day where friends and family come together and consume tons of snacks at parties all across the country.Read More

Super Bowl preview: everything you need to know

January 28, 2015 |


The most anticipated sporting event of each calendar year, the NFL’s Super Bowl, is right around the corner. Players are gathering their thoughts and emotions while fans are busy gathering snacks and wagers.Read More

A U.S. tradition overseas

February 6, 2013 |

Whether or not you are a football fan, almost every American sets aside one Sunday a year to dedicate to the sport: Super Bowl Sunday.Read More

Students stoked for Super Sunday

January 30, 2013 |

This Sunday, Feb. 3, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will meet in New Orleans, La. to square off in Super Bowl XLVII, a championship game that many consider the pinnacle of professional sports.Read More

Breaking Down Super Bowl XLVI

February 1, 2012 |

This past summer, with the NFL lockout still on in full force, it was unclear if this Sunday was going to actually be Super Bowl Sunday or just another ordinary Sabbath. Fortunately for the American public, the commissioner’s office and … Read More

Super Bowl Commercials Not So Super This Year

February 10, 2011 |


For some people, the football game was the most exciting part of the Super Bowl, while other people only tuned in for the commercials. The commercials this year did not have the same humor, action, sex appeal … Read More

Black Eyed Peas Ruin Super Bowl Halftime

February 10, 2011 |


Many musicians say that what they live for as artists is the thrill of being on stage in front of a crowd.

In essence, this is what makes concerts such engaging experiences: the live performance has … Read More

Why the Lombardi Trophy is Headed to Pittsburgh

February 2, 2011 |

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tx. is soon to be flooded with cheese heads and terrible towels, as two of the most historic NFL teams square off in Super Bowl XLV. With the biggest game of America’s most popular sport now … Read More

Dissecting the Super Bowl

February 3, 2010 |

This is it. The culmination of the NFL season happens this Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts face off against the New Orleans Saints in Miami, Fla. The winners will gain the title of Super Bowl champions while the losers will … Read More