Super Bowl LVII
Club Gathers to Watch the Chiefs Defeat the Eagles in Arizona
by Marcus Dodson, Newsletter Editor
On Super Bowl Sunday, 21 members of the Sierra Nevada Section of the Mercedes®-Benz Club of America gathered at the home of Sue and Marc Dodson to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. A few guests came to the party in NFL jerseys, and everyone enjoyed the festive decorations and watching the game on the movie-sized screen.
The game was exciting, with both teams keeping the score neck and neck all the way until the end. Both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles finished the regular season with a league-best record of 14-3, winning the AFC and NFC championships respectively. Three of the last five Super Bowls had featured either the Chiefs or the Eagles, but this was the first time the two teams would meet in the championship.
The Eagles took the game into halftime leading 24-14, but the Chiefs secured a comeback to win the game 38-35 with a game-winning field goal from Harrison Butker. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, having completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing six times for 44 yards.
The halftime show was spectacular, with music, pop, and fashion icon Rihanna as the headliner. In the days leading up to the performance, the Barbadian singer had teased that she would be bringing onstage a special guest. People had been speculating who it could be, and it turns out Rihanna had been tongue-in-cheek referring to her second baby she’s currently expecting with her longtime partner.
Guests were invited to bring appetizers and desserts to share, and there was an abundance of delicious options for everyone to enjoy. Appetizers included bacon-wrapped chicken, seven-layer dip, clam dip, and an assortment of chips and crackers. The dessert spread was delightful and included tiramisu, chocolate cake, an apple pastry, and a berry pie. Guests sipped on beer, whisky, and wine.
During halftime, Sue Dodson served a delicious and filling Italian-inspired dinner, which included pasta with meatballs and sausage and a large salad. Guests enjoyed the food even more than the game, and everyone left the party filled to the brim. The Dodsons organized Super Bowl Squares, a betting game involving a 0-9 grid that corresponds with the score at the end of each quarter. Three people won each $25 quarter, including: Roger Collins, first and fourth quarter; Carlos Lucovich, second quarter; and Ginger Ragazzi, third quarter.
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