Someone from Guinness needs to check in on Bransen Gibson, because he’s addicted to watching Super Bowl LVII—and why not?
Does anyone have a contact at Guinness World Records? I have a question I need to ask them. Is there a world record for the most times somebody has watched the same game of football in a seven-month span? Because if there is, I have a strong feeling I am about to break it.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII last month, and ever since then, the game has become a regular feature on my weekly viewing schedule—I mean, really regular.
Since that magnificent day that saw the Chiefs pull off the perfect second half, I’ve been re-watching the game over and over. Reliving all the highs and lows, riding all the bumps, and enjoying all the now-famous moments and highlights.
And why not?
The game is in the conversation as one of the best Super Bowls in history, with the league’s two best teams going toe-to-toe for four thrilling quarters. And with no more meaningful football on the horizon until September, why not fill the downtime with one of the most amazing games in Chiefs history?
It was the game that cemented Patrick Mahomes’ legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks the sport has ever seen, with his determination and unrelenting will to win on full display once again. It was the game that lifts Andy Reid, already a future Hall of Famer, into the uppermost tier of greatest NFL coaches. It was the game where Travis Kelce earned eternal bragging rights over his brother, Jason. The game forever vindicated Brett Veach’s decision to trade away Tyreek Hill. And it was the game that the Chiefs cemented themselves as the best team of this era.
And I am going to watch it again and again and again.
Not even 24 hours had passed since the game’s final tackle until I’d watched the full replay for the first time. Having been a nervous wreck while watching the game live, I wanted to watch it again so I could actually enjoy the experience, without having to be on edge the entire time. After that, rewatching the game just kept happening naturally.
I would get home from a rough day at work and do you know what would make me feel better? Watching Kadarius Toney’s record-setting punt return followed by Toney’s go-ahead touchdown reception moments later. What would jazz up an otherwise mundane Wednesday night with no sport on? Watching a wide-open Skyy Moore catch his first NFL touchdown in the Super Bowl. I’ll even turn the game on while I’m cooking dinner or doing housework, just to have it on in the background. Because, again, why not?
It was an incredible game, one filled with highs and lows. Moments when it looked like all hope was lost, and moments when you wondered how in the world you could have ever doubted Mahomes, Reid, and the Chiefs. The last game of the season usually leaves NFL fans on the edge of a football-less abyss, with nothing to watch for months on end.
But that’s okay. I’ll just keep watching the Super Bowl over and over again and I will love every second of it.