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January 29, 2014

The Super Bowl: An American Icon

What does the Super Bowl mean to America? Is it just the final game of the year for the National Football league, or does it carry some heavier social significance?

Before playing in the Super Bowl one year, running back Duane Thomas commented on the importance of the game with, "If it is the ultimate game, how come they’re playing it again next year?"

Despite opinions to the contrary, this game has definitely been responsible for both making and breaking professional football careers. Super Bowl winning quarterbacks are instant celebrities and losing quarterbacks are almost immediately relegated to some sort of isolated status, especially if they have been on the losing end more than once. Teams and players who have won here are revered. This year will be no different.

The potential matchups of teams in this game have been discussed since mid-season, and with the impressive season-long performances of Seattle and Denver, they became the predictive darlings of media and fan attention. But the fates smile on some and not on others. No team’s path is guaranteed. The only thing that is certain is that one team will win and be crowned league champion. History will be made, yet again. To the victor go the spoils.

At a cost of $4 million per 30-second commercial spot, there will be no penny-pinching pikers buying time at the Super Bowl this year. This game carries with it the American love affair with money, but it also carries the traditions of the past into our lives in a way that few other events can. This game is but a moment in time, but it is a special moment that will live in our culture for as long as there are memories.

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