Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992.
This year it’s the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but regardless of which teams are in the Super Bowl, commercials before, during and after the game have become must-see TV over the years. Here is everything you need to know about commercials during the 2018 Super Bowl.
Not that Brady cares, but because those accomplishments in the eyes of the majority do indeed already define his career, they’re the reason why his retirement would not be met with debate. Only admiration. Brady has nothing left to prove.
Of all the notable NFL retirements after Super Bowl victories — John Elway, Jerome Bettis and Peyton Manning being the most recent examples — none featured the sport’s unquestioned all-time best at his position. The closest comparison is linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced his impending retirement weeks before his Ravens reached and won Super Bowl XLVII. And Lewis, because of an injury, started only six games during his final regular season in 2012. Brady started all 16 games in 2017 and led New England to a 13-3 record.
It was the first reception of the game for Cooks, who also had a 1-yard rush, as the Eagles held a 9-3 lead at the time of his exit.
The longstanding argument for Joe Montana as the GOAT is the fact that he went 4-0 in Super Bowls. But in Montana’s decade-long heyday for the 49ers, he got to “only” six championship games, adding one more AFC loss while wrapping up his career in Kansas City.
Brady is the first player with five rings all for the same team. (Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley got his splitting time with San Francisco and Dallas.) Going way back pre-Super Bowl, the only pro football run that compares is Otto Graham’s 7-1 record in championship games in eight years for the Browns, in two leagues.
So then you go bigger, to the NBA with Michael Jordan, the modern consensus overall GOAT. In a sport more influenced by individual superstars who play both offense and defense, Jordan also had compact glory, with his six championships coming in a span of eight seasons.