Beyond the Scoreboard: History, Revenge, and Brothers
March 15, 2023
Super Bowl 57 was played in Glendale, Arizona on February 12, 2023. It showcased two of the league’s best teams: the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. Even though the Kansas City Chiefs won, here are three stories you missed while watching the Super Bowl:
1. Andy Reid’s Got His Revenge
Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012. He was fired in 2012 by the Philadelphia Eagles because, in his 13 years, he was unable to get the team to a Super Bowl. Reid then eventually got hired by Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. Coach Reid just faced his old team in the Super Bowl and won Super Bowl 57 in 2023.
When asked about facing the former team Reid said, “They were 14 great years, I loved every minute of it- I love Philadelphia, love the city.” Coach Reid didn’t think much about playing his former team, he was more focused on winning a Super Bowl.
But what does this Huntington Beach High School student feel about Reid playing against his former team? “I think it’s pretty cool for Reid’s career to come full circle,” said sophomore Gregory Wood.
2. History Made
Both Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts made history as they were the first pair of black quarterbacks to start in the Super Bowl. In an interview with CNN Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes said, “I’m just glad we can set the stage for kids coming up now.”
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts said, “I think it’s history- it’s only been seven African-American quarterbacks to play in the Super Bowl, so to be the first for something is pretty cool. I know it will be a good one.”
It looks like both quarterbacks will be excited to play in the Super Bowl, and HBHS’s Sophomore Elisha Stenseng is excited to watch and said, “I think it’s good because there should be more diversity in this industry and we should be moving forward with more representation in the sports world,” she said.
3. Sibling Rivalry
Another piece of history was made in Super Bowl fifty-seven when Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce were the first brothers to play against each other in the Super Bowl. Jason and Travis Kelce have a podcast together and discussed their excitement to play against each other in the Super Bowl.
“That’s been the goal to play my brother in the super bowl and now that it’s actually happening it’s like man this is kinda sick,” Kelce said.
Older brother Jason Kelce said, “You know a lot of guys are involved in [making the super bowl] and were excited to go out there as members of our teams.”
Aiden Atencio, another HBHS sophomore said, “It’s cool to see the Kelce brothers play in the Super Bowl but sadly only one brother can win.”
This is true because the brother who won was Travis Kelce who played tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs and ended up winning the Super Bowl against his brother Jason Kelce.
Hopefully, next year’s Super Bowl will be better than the 2023 Super Bowl, and hopefully, we can anticipate seeing more representation in football.