Super Bowl Sunday is a much-anticipated event every year. This year, however, there seems to be more discussion about what happened at conference championships than before. Usually during "dead week," which is the two week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl, the discussion is about the much anticipated commercials. Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue on KBIA-FM's media criticism program, "Views of the News.”
Even though the score of the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts game was 45-7, many news organizations have continually discussed "DeflateGate" 10 days after the conference championships. Perry had his own take on why this story may not be as important as some think.
Even though the Patriots beat the Colts but quite a bit, this is not the first time the Patriots have been in a sticky situation when playing by the rules. McKean discussed how the situation was a little suspicious.
Like Perry discussed, we have learned more about the actual football itself and how they work than ever before.
As for those Super Bowl commercials, they have already started appearing on social media and the news. Perry pointed out that the Super Bowl ads have become an industry unto themselves.