By Jonathan Seltzer
On Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, Super Bowl XLVIII took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This year was the 48th Super Bowl. The competing football teams in this year’s game were the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. Both the Seahawks and the Broncos have matching records of 15 wins, three losses. The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos, 48-8.
For many college students at LIU Post, Super Bowl Sunday meant parties with big screen televisions, barbecue wings, and talking with friends about the highlights of the game and the best commercials. However, for many other students, Sunday was a day to work or volunteer.
Brandi Tenaglia, a sophomore Psychology major, laughed as she said, “I bathed dogs all day at work [at Petco].” Sean Kearns, a junior Film major, helped those in need this past Super Bowl Sunday. “I worked at Harold’s Soup Kitchen in Levittown. I made the clam chowder–people gotta [sic] eat. They had a radio on, so we listened to the Super Bowl while they ate the soup,” Kearns added. Richie Ciullo, a junior Health Sciences major, also spent his day working. “I work at a pizzeria for which I deliver. I made good money during the Super Bowl.”
However, some students spent the day partaking in traditional Super Bowl festivities. “I went to my cousin’s house in Great Neck for a Super Bowl Party. Some friends and family were there. I was pretty indifferent regarding who won the game–I just wanted a good game,” said Vic Muntean, a senior Business Management major. Louis Salzberg, a Health Sciences major, wasn’t too concerned about the event. “I didn’t make plans,” he added.
“I wasn’t doing anything, really, but I would have rather watched it with a group rather than by myself. I was rooting for the Broncos,” said Gary Malfa, a junior Film major.
Malfa was enthused at the idea that a Manning brother was playing in the Super Bowl and added, “Always root for a Manning brother in the Super Bowl.” However, Peyton Manning, who has had a star season as the Broncos’ quarterback, did not perform to the best of his abilities at Sunday’s game.
The overwhelming majority of students interviewed responded that they would be working through this year’s festivities. Some students responded that they would have watched the game with family and friends.