Losing is always easier after giving up than it is after trying your very hardest. And at this year’s Super Bowl, giving up is exactly what many expected the Chiefs to do as they trailed almost irredeemably behind the 49ers.
But because they didn’t, many football fans around the nation were smacked in the face with a reality check – and many others had their hope restored. The 2020 Super Bowl was a game full of lessons, and the start of a new era.
With the clock counting down in the final quarter and the 49ers way in the lead, one pass interference call gave Patrick Mahomes the momentum he needed to find his tight end wide open for a one-yard touchdown – giving the win to the Chiefs.
Mahomes is also the youngest person to be named MVP. At just 24 years old, he changed the history of the Super Bowl forever and helped show football fans everywhere what hope really means.
“We have heart. From day one, Coach pushes us to be the best people we can be, and we never give up,” Mahomes said in an interview after the game. “I think those guys around this — the leaders that we have on this team — they have that mindset that we never give up and we’re going to fight until the end.”
He just happened to have made this iconic and serendipitous remark a few years back…
In fact, the game was a first in a few ways. It was just 10 years ago that superstar Demi Lovato, still in the shadow of her fame to come, tweeted that she would one day be singing at the Super Bowl…and this year, she finally did.
And on top of that, it felt like for the first time in a long time the Patriots got nowhere near the Super Bowl, after being eliminated in the first round of playoffs.
And of course, the world finally agrees on one thing (a major first): Jennifer Lopez and Shakira just don’t age.
Til next year, folks!