Students share their game day plans as they gear up for Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13.
The match-up is between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals and will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
Varying in watch party plans and company, students agree that the Super Bowl is a fun, exciting event for everyone, even non-fans. Victoria Reich, a junior English major, said she does not usually pay attention to football.
“The Super Bowl always gets me excited,” Reich said.
While she is unsure of which team to cheer for, Reich plans to “catch as much of the game as possible” while completing homework and other tasks.
Reich lives on campus and said she does not plan on hosting any watch parties.
“I will possibly attend based on what my friends are doing,” Reich said.
She added that she is most excited for the half-time show, which will feature performances by Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Mary J. Blige.
Super Bowl Sunday is a big deal to many sports fans. Alexander Internicola, a sophomore finance and IT management major, says he is excited for the game.
“There are so many likable players on each side,” Internicola said.
He listed Joe Burrow, Jamarr Chase, and Matthew Stafford.
“As a Giants fan, I do want to see Odell Beckham Jr. win a ring, but I am rooting for Joey B. and the Bengals,” Internicola said.
Internicola said he plans to order food and watch the game with friends on campus.
Joseph Nardone, a junior visual and sound media major, also plans for a game night watch party with his friends. Nardone said he has not decided which team to support, but he will most likely be rooting for the Bengals.
For Nardone, Super Bowl Sunday will look different than in past years.
“When I was living at home, my family would usually go skiing in the day and then watch the game at night,” Nardone said.
He said skiing was the most exciting part growing up, but now he looks forward to spending time with friends.
While Julia Lomonte, a junior creative writing major, does not have a strong interest in the actual game, she said she looks forward to family traditions.
“My family and some close friends of ours always have a get-together for the Super Bowl,” Lomonte said. “My family usually celebrates with usual game day foods like pigs in a blanket and chips and dip, and my mom always comes up with a fun themed dessert.”
Armen Shamim, a sophomore elementary education major, said he is excited for the teams playing and will be cheering for the Rams.
“I feel that it is going to come down to the wire with how most of the playoff games went,” Shamim said. “I am most excited about seeing Matthew Stafford get his first ring, he deserves one.”