That’s Amaury News and Commentary: Super Bowl LIV at Miami: Sabor Latino

mercurynews.com photo: The San Francisco 49ers Richard Sherman (25) gets the handle on the Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in a September 23, 2018 game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City

Super Bowl LIV at Miami: Sabor Latino

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

Amaury Pi-González

The 54th version of the championship for the NFL title, will match the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers against the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs.February 2, 2020 at Miami. This will be the first Super Bowl appearance for the 49ers since Superbowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans.

That was the only time a San Francisco team lost a Super Bowl. The 49ers won the Super Bowl in 1981 vs Cincinnati Bengals,1984 against Miami Dolphins at the Pontiac Silver Dome,Pontiac,Michigan,1988 vs Cincinnati Bengals at Miami,1989 against Denver Broncos in Louisiana and in 1994 when they defeated the San Diego Chargers in Miami.

I covered (on location) the 1981 and 1984 Super Bowls and the last time when they played and lost to the Baltimore Ravens as a reporter in San Francisco for Telemundo Network. Super Bowls are a weekly party for the host city and sometimes,with all the things happening prior to the game,the game itself becomes anti-climatic.

Among all cities in the United States with over 1 million in population, Miami is #Uno with 70 percent of Latinos. Miami’s total population is now reaching close to 3 million people. The NFL have planned this “Sabor Latino” (Latin Flavor) Super Bowl with a spectacular half-time show featuring Jennifer López (Jenny from the Bronx,NY) she became the first Latina to get paid 1 million dollars for a movie(Selena)in 1997. Shakira, is a Colombian-born superstar singer-composer whose complete name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. Demetria(Demi)Lovato will sing the National Anthem.

Kansas City Patrick Mahomes is the fourth youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl game,the other four: Dan Marino 1985,Ben Roethlisberger 2006, David Woodley 1983 and Jared Goff of the LA Rams last Super Bowl. Chief’s Mahomes is 24 years old attended Texas Tex University and his father Pat was a pitcher for 11 years in the major leagues. Mahomes threw 50 Touchdowns in 2918 and was the NFL MVP.

For the first time ever San Francisco 49ers will face Kansas City Chiefs in a Super Bowl.49ers quarterback Jimmy Garaffolo is going for the first time. If the 49ers win they will tie for most wins in Super Bowl history with: New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers with six(6)wins. This is the sixth time the Super Bowl takes place in Miami(stadium under different corporate names)

San Francisco defense is #1 in the Playoffs and #2 in Regular season. With a record of 4-12 the previous season,they are just the third team in NFL history that reached the Super Bowl on the next season. Coach Kyle Shanahan will make his Super Bowl debut, his dad Mike was offensive coach for the 49ers in the 1994 championship season and later led the Denver Broncos to consecutive titles in 1997-1998.

A 30 seconds commercial on FOX National TV is $5.6 million dollars.

FOX TV 6:30PM East Coast Time(3:30 PM West Coast time)

Hard Rock Stadium,Miami,capacity 64,767. Worldwide a Television audience in the hundred of millions in various languages.

Predictions: In San Francisco/Bay Area 49ers are favorites. In Kansas City the Chiefs are the favorites. While the money in Las Vegas is Kansas City as slightly the favorites but basically you can flip a coin.

My prediction? Well…Flip a coin.

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