(KTVI) – Each year the Super Bowl contends as one of the most watched American television programs. With this type of continued viewership, the single game has weaved its importance into American culture as becoming a can’t-miss event, an event that begins many days prior to Super Bowl Sunday.
The week-long media coverage is an important entity leading up to the Super Bowl. It serves as a chance for the sports world to examine the past or present experiences of Super Bowl participants and spectators. Among these participants is former Rams’ player Marshall Faulk, who took time to reflect on his feelings on Super Bowl XXXVI.
“Am I over the loss? Yeah, I’m over the loss. But I’ll never be over being cheated out of the Super Bowl. That’s a different story,” Faulk said, according to Comcast SportsNet New England.
The ‘cheating’ the hall-of-famer is referring to is the Spygate scandal which was investigated by the NFL in 2007, five years after the St. Louis Rams were defeated by the New England Patriots. The scandal entailed a Patriots’ trainer who videotaped opponents’ practices and allegedly dated back to Rams’ loss to the Patriots on football’s biggest stage.
The Super Bowl will be played this Sunday in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time since 2002 when the Rams suffered the 20-17 lost to New England.
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By Veron Culley