Super Bowl 2023 is approaching, with the AFC and NFC Championship games almost upon us. The season has reached the stage where every game is a final and winning is all that matters now.
The Super Bowl is the culmination of a season's elite performances, and only one team will get the chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy. It is is much more than a football game and includes extra events that captivate even non-football fans.
Who is singing the national anthem at the 2023 Super Bowl?
Chris Stapleton has announced that he will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Arizona this year. Many will know him because not only has he released several hit songs, but has co-written over 170 songs to date. Stapleton was the frontman for The SteelDrivers and also The Jompson Brothers.
He then embarked upon a solo career and performs a unique style of outlaw country, bluegrass, rock and roll and blues. He's collaborated with huge names such as Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine and even featured in Game of Thrones.
Stapelton has won a plethora of awards and accolades and will doubtless perform a stirring rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Over time, we have seen some immaculate renditions of the American national anthem. Who can forget Whitney Houston's perfect performance in the glory days of R&B. How about Mariah Carey's rendition following the September 11 tragedy? Those performances will be forever etched in the psyche of football fans and the general American populace alike.
Who is performing the Super Bowl halftime show?
The only confirmed performer for the halftime show is Barbadian singer Rihanna. She will likely include other big names in the performance, not that she needs any help to put on a show.
The Last Five Super Bowl Winners
Here are the five most recent winners of the biggest game in American football, along with the scorelines and some other handy stat lines.
1. LVI: Los Angeles Rams 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20
LVI MVP - Cooper Kupp
2. LV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9
LV MVP - Tom Brady
3. LIV: Kansas City Chiefs 31, San Francisco 49ers 20
LIV MVP - Patrick Mahomes
4. LIII: New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3
LIII MVP - Tom Brady
5. LII: Philadelphia Eagles 41, New England Patriots 33
LII MVP - Nick Foles
Some extra intel on this year's big game
This year's Super Bowl game will be played at the State Farm Stadium, which happens to be the home ground of Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.
Here are some other important tidbits on the big game:
· Start Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
· Time: Game starts at 6:30 PM EST
· Station: The Super Bowl will be broadcast on Fox
· Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olson
This year's game is shaping up to be something special, and football fans are in for a treat.