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Super Bowl Edition


By Jordan Wright

On Sunday, the Den-ver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50. Although the game didn’t live up to expectations (unless, of course, you are a Broncos fan), there were plenty of great performances to go along with some head scratching moments. Peyton Manning didn’t have a spectacular game (13/23, 141 yards and an interception), and to be honest it was almost bad, but he did just enough to not lose the game. Luck-ily for Peyton, he didn’t need to do much, as Den-ver’s defense was stifling. Von Miller rightfully took home the Super Bowl MVP award after record-ing six tackles and 2.5 sacks. Due to Denver’s domi-nating defense, Caro-lina was held to only 10 points, far lower than their league-leading 31.3 points per game. Cam Newton had a passer rat-ing of only 55.4, which was his lowest of the season. In the end, there were numerous things that went wrong for Car-olina, but the most glar-ing to me were their in-experience, sub-par wide receivers, and the inabil-ity of the offensive line to protect Newton. If the game was lack-ing in drama, then the post-game interviews more than made up for it. Cam Newton, a player known for his joy and enthusiasm was left rela-tively speechless during his post-game press con-ference, offering simple one-word responses be-fore abruptly leaving the stage in the middle of an-swering a question. Many people were put-off by that reaction, and I un-derstand that someone in Newton’s shoes should be held to a higher stan-dard than most. How-ever, if you have accepted him because of the emo-tion he shows on the field when he wins, you must be able to accept him when he shows emotion after a loss. The Super Bowl is the biggest event of the year, with almost everyone watching, from hardcore football fans to casual observers. If you weren’t a fan of either team, or of football in general, you were probably more excited to see the com-mercials than anything. Personally, I was disap-pointed in the commer-cials this year, but there were some good ones here and there. Here is a list of my favorites: The Doritos commer-cial with the ultrasound was pretty funny. Doritos usually has some unique commercials every year in the Super Bowl, and this year they didn’t dis-appoint. I enjoyed the T-Mobile commercial with Steve Harvey, if only because he was able to make fun of himself and the em-barrassing error he made during the Miss Universe pageant. I was also very excited to see, and not disap-pointed by, the movie trailers that came out. Personally, I can’t wait for the new Captain America: Civil War or Deadpool movies, along with Batman Vs Super-man: Dawn of Justice. Those were just a few of my favorite commercials. What were your favor-ites? Now that the 2015- 2016 NFL season is offi-cially over, that can only mean one thing: it’s time to start the 2016-2017 season! I will be bring-ing you Vikings related content throughout the off-season, including free agency and draft news and rumors. If you have any Vikings ques-tions, or any players that you would like me to scout, reach out to me. You might just find your question in one of these articles! If you have any ques-tions or comments, I encourage you to reach out to me on Face-book ( SkolJWright) on Twitter (@SkolJWright) or by e-mail (SkolJWright@

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