By Gregory Dante
In honor of the Super Bowl this Sunday, The Commuter polled the NCC community to see what they thought about the upcoming big game. The poll conducted over the last week shows that 55% of respondents, consisting of NCC students, faculty and staff, watch the NFL regularly.
A slight majority of 55.6% predicts the Los Angeles Rams will win Super Bowl 56. Predicting a close game, over 60% of respondents say they think the game will end with 1-2 scores between the two teams.
Hopes of a neck-to-neck game and athletes battling for the championship title are a staple of Super Bowl buzz. For football fans, seeing Matt Stafford and Joe Burrow collide on the field is one of this year’s main draws. These quarterbacks have lit up the NFL world this year, throwing a combined 9,497 yards and 75 touchdowns, according to Pro Football Reference. Despite this being Burrows second season compared to Stafford’s 13th, both athletes are on track to have “Hall of Fame-caliber resumes,” according to CBS Sports.
While half of respondents are watching the game for the sport, 27.8% of those polled are watching for the star-studded halftime show. This year’s show is headlined by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg.
“This is history in the making,” rapper Jay-Z said of the lineup in a statement.
Whether you are watching for the game, fierce competitors facing off, a stellar halftime show or commercials, Sunday’s 6:30 p.m. EST time slot is slated to be an exciting Super Bowl.