Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll speaks during Media Day on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the US Airways Center in Phoenix. (Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)
The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and students here at Fresno State all have very different perspectives and reasons to watch the game.
Students like Kevin Howell are rooting for the Patriots because of some of the negative media views that the Seahawks have accumulated ever since their Super Bowl victory last season.
“I had a Tom Brady jersey when I was younger and I like how he’s always such a consistently great quarterback,” Howell, a junior at Fresno State, said. “Although I like Marshawn Lynch, I hate Richard Sherman and all the talking he does. The Seahawks just seem a little arrogant ever since the last Super Bowl. One of the main reasons I don’t want Seattle to win is because I have family in Washington, and whenever Seattle and my hometown 49ers’ play my family always end up getting into a fight.”
Some students, although they are rooting for the Patriots, don’t think they will be able to pull out a win and most cite the Seahawks defense as having a major part in foiling the Patriots gameplan.
Although the game will probably be tight, Aldri Rafael, a junior here at Fresno State, thinks the Patriots just won’t have enough to win it.
“Tom Brady has been to the Super Bowl so many times it is hard to think he won’t win,” Rafael said. “But I think the Seahawks defense, along with Lynch going beast mode, and the Seahawks second half offense will help the Seahawks repeat.”
The most entertaining part of the biggest football game of the year, is some of the reasons why students are watching the game and what they dislike about it. Senior J.T. Vizenor, says he is only watching the game this year in hope of better commercials than last year.
“Of course I’m watching the game,” Vizenor said. “But I’m only watching the game for the commercials and hoping Katy Perry messes up sometime during the halftime show.”
Another Senior, Alison Votaw, is rooting for the Seahawks for an interesting reason.
“I’m rooting for the Patriots because I despise the Seahawks uniforms,” Votaw said. “I hate the Seahawks because the uniforms are bright and fluorescent and they did not need to happen.”
Lastly, when asked whom she was rooting for in this Super Bowl, junior Emily Kearns simply replied, “I’m hoping the Broncos win.”
Whether rooting for the Seahawks, Patriots, the halftime commercials, or teams that aren’t even in the Super Bowl, the students here at Fresno State will be tuning in this Sunday and enjoying a great event.