By Max Chirco and Tarky Lombardi
As the NFL playoffs start, Jamesville-DeWitt High School students gear up for three more weeks of games until the grand finale, the Super Bowl. The AFC and NFC champions will battle it out in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.
Many of the students have different opinions on who they think will hoist the trophy. Freshman Emma Galletta is rooting for the Arizona Cardinals because her uncle lives there, and thinks they will win it all. Sophomore Vincenzo Digristina disagrees, and has faith that the Carolina Panthers instead. Junior Jake Greenway agrees with Digristina. “I think Cam Newton will take it all the way,” says Greenway.
Galletta is excited for the games because “there’s going to be some tackles and some touchdowns, and people are going to run back and forth on the field.” Sophomore Luke Smith is excited to watch Arizona and Carolina play each other. “That’s going to be a good game to watch,” he said. Greenway believes “the games will be fun, energetic, exciting, tough, and exciting.”
Sophomore Nico Modesti believes that the best Wild Card game was the Minnesota Vikings against the Seattle Seahawks. “I can’t believe that kicker missed that field goal. I could have made it” said Modesti. Broncos fan and freshman Adam Honis’ favorite game over the weekend was the Cincinati Bengals vs. Pittsburg Steelers. “I can’t believe the Bengals lost,” he said, “they really threw the game away.” Freshman Nolan Giblin and senior Luke Rowe both thought that Ben Roethlisberger could take their team to the Super Bowl, but the following week the Steelers fell to the Broncos 23-16 in the AFC Divisional Round.
The 2016 NFL Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 7, 2016 in San Francisco, Ca. The only question now is who is going to make it, and only two out of the eight teams left can.