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To the Victor, Go the Spoils

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Superbowl LVII will be held on February 12, 2023, in Glendale, AZ. The event will mark the end of the NFL season 2022-23. The State Farm stadium will host this season’s best: The Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The field of play is said to have grass grown in Arizona instead of the artificial turf some athletes dread.[1] The non-contact injuries should be minimal or zero in Sunday’s matchup. Let’s hope for a safe and exciting game.

The Eagles ended their regular season with an impressive 14-3 record. The Chiefs’ end-of-regular-season record was the same at 14-3.

The winning team of this annual sporting event will hoist and receive the coveted (Vince) Lombardi Trophy: the goal of every NFL team at the start of the season (no matter how unlikely for some).

I’ve watched Super Bowl coverage since I was a young child. Most NFL fans I know watch even if our favorite teams haven’t made it to the dance, so to speak. Still, the celebrations of fans around the country and beyond make the Super Bowl game this coming Sunday more than just a football game. This year, recording artist and multi-music award winner Rihanna is scheduled to perform at half-time during the Super Bowl.

In four days from now, the victorious team will be able to reap the spoils of a Super Bowl win, trophy, and ring (not to mention mad bragging rights for a long while).

To the Victor, Go the Spoils!

R.H.W. Dorsey is a football fan, multi-genre author, and novelist.


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Steelers take on the undefeated Eagles in Philly

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This morning, October 30, 2022, I’m thinking of my Pittsburgh Steelers team. They head into Lincoln Financial stadium to play the Philadelphia Eagles with a 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. kick-off later today. I heard someone on a sports program yesterday mention the Eagles are a 10 1/2-point favorite to win over my Steelers. Pittsburgh is going into the game with a 2-5 record against Philadelphia, who are undefeated at 6-0 as of today.

Being the die-hard fan that I am, I can’t help but think of the phrase, “On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team.” It’s way past ironic that the phrase is credited to Bert Bell, who coached the Eagles for five seasons and the Steelers for one season in 1941. Mr. Bell became the commissioner of the N.F.L. in 1946.

So with that phrase, I’ll cheer on my Pittsburgh Steelers. There’s a lot of truth to the aforementioned phrase since football fans have seen it happen. The bottom line usually comes down to who wants to win bad enough. A loss today by the Eagles wouldn’t hurt their record much at this point in time. The Steelers want and need to win this game as any team going into the home stadium of an undefeated opponent.

I’ll make this short and sweet, I’ve seen the Steelers be great before, and I’m looking forward to a great game of football. So, in the words of Bert Bell, “On any given Sunday….”

Here we go, Steelers, here we go!