On Sunday, Jan. 29, sports fans were buzzing with anticipation for the find out which teams would go on to face each other in the 2023 Super Bowl. By the end of the night was over it was determined that the Kansas City Chiefs lead by Patrick Mahomes, and The Philadelphia Eagles, lead by Jalen Hurt would take their places in the arena.
The game will be a historical one, not just because of the black quarterbacks, and Rihanna doing the half-time show, but because the achievements of all involved prove that hard work and dedication can pay off. It was a triumph for everyone involved in the game, and it showed that anything is possible. It’s also a monumental moment in the history of sports, as it marks a major shift in the traditional landscape of football and the culture of the NFL.
While this isn’t the first-time black quarterbacks have played in the Super Bowl, it is certainly a milestone for the league. Several quarterbacks have played in the Super Bowl, and three of them have won it. But this marks the first time that both quarterbacks are African American. It also won’t be Mahomes’ first trip to the Big Game; in 2020, Mahomes became the third Black quarterback to win a Super Bowl, leading the Chiefs to a victory over the San Franciso 49ers.
The stadium will naturally be packed with fans from both teams, and the atmosphere will be electric. When the teams take the field, the crowd will roar with excitement and marvel at the intensity of play, with both teams playing their best.
In the end though, Mahomes and Hurt will be winners either way.
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