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Super Bowl 2024: Kansas City Chiefs bring home back-to-back championship

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The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate a 25-22 win against the San Fransisco 49ers at the 2024 Super Bowl.

Super Bowl LVIII has come to an end. The Kansas City Chiefs came out on top against the San Francisco 49ers, winning a back-to-back championship and bringing home the trophy.

The game, which concluded with a score of 25-22 in overtime, began with a scoreless first quarter and eventually saw both teams exchanging field goals back and forth. Wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. scored the winning touchdown thrown by Patrick Mahomes.

The game was played Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, with an attendance of 61,629 people, which was the lowest number of people to attend in Super Bowl history outside of the COVID-19 pandemic. The game was broadcasted across a multitude of services including CBS, Paramount +, and, for the first time ever, Nickelodeon.

With Nickelodeon and Paramount + being two of the broadcasters of the National Football League (NFL) this year that meant that when Nick aired the game, there would be many things at the NFL that would be based around Nickelodeon and Paramount respectively. For instance, the broadcasting of the game had been themed around Spongebob Squarepants, with cameos of many other Nick and Paramount properties being seen at the game, such as characters like Spongebob Squarepants and Sonic the Hedgehog exclusively seen on the Nickelodeon airing of the playoffs.

Many celebrities were spotted at the game as well, such as Taylor Swift (girlfriend of Kansas City’s tight end Travis Kelce), Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Rudd and Elon Musk, along with many others.

Prior to the game, Andra Day sang what’s known as the “Black national anthem”–“Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Post Malone sang “America the Beautiful” and country legend Reba McEntire sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”

R&B icon Usher provided the halftime entertainment this year. Along with lots of visuals including a marching band on the field, his guests included Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Lil Jon, Ludacris, and Jermaine Dupri.

The Super Bowl is known for its commercials, and this year was no different. Some of the popular advertisements included a Dunkin Donuts ad starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Tom Brady. The company Cera Ve made an ad starring the actor Michael Cerra calling it “Michael Cerra Ve.” Another popular ad was a State Farm commercial starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito.

View these three commercials below:

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Xander Stowers, Reporter
Xander Stowers is a freshman who enjoys drawing, comic books, video games and learning new things. In his lifetime, he has met big figures in the comic book industry like Stan Lee and Bob Rozakis, along with being an aspiring comic book artist himself. He hopes that someday he will be able to work as an artist or graphic designer for big companies like Marvel or DC Comics.  

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