What does the superbowl mean to people? It’s THE football game of the year, it’s a great spectacle, a (hopefully) action-packed 4 hours of entertainment for everyone. If you don’t like the football, you probably liked this years performance by Beyonce, the much anticipated reunion of Destiny’s Child. Or you like the oh-so sweet Budweiser Commercial or the Oreo commercial. Cookie? Or Cream?
If you don’t like football, you can cheer for your favorite team anyway, based purely on the players. This is what I have to do if the Cowboys or Vikings aren’t in it. There are some “heartwarming, grotesque, impressive, and tragic” backstories to a lot of the players this year. My personal favorite was about Colin Kaepernick, a 25- year old backup quarterback starting the season with the 49ers.
Colin really seems to be a stand-up guy, despite some articles that came out trying to say the opposite. All I heard for a while from reporters, my grandfather and friends was how Colin was not your ‘typical quarterback’ and I completely agree. That’s not because he’s covered in tattoos, but because of how he led his team to the Superbowl, how he may be arguably be the fastest quarterback in the NFL, and what he does for his community. Like many others have done before, add Kaepernick to the list of people who stand up for a cause and raise money, his being Camp Taylor, a camp for children who have heart defects.