By Jennifer Ibe HAMPTON, Va. – Shouting …

By Jennifer Ibe

HAMPTON, Va. – Shouting and scurrying of feet could be heard down the hall of an off-campus apartment as the anticipation of Super Bowl XLV reached its peak. A lot of opposing views could be heard as the yelling reached its all-time high.

Every year, the Super Bowl brings out the good, the bad, and the ugly. With the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers going head to head Sunday, this year was no different.

“You can’t rape someone in the summertime then come back to win a Super Bowl,”
 said Leon Burns, a Hampton University junior management major from Silver Spring, Md.

Last March, Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the subject of a sexual assault investigation. This was centered on the accusation of a 20-year old college student in Georgia. The Steelers quarterback faced a lot of negative publicity and was suspended for four games, however no criminal charges were filed.  

As the crowd hovered around the growing debate more bashing and yelling was heard.

“The Steelers got this in the bag,” yelled Terrell White, a Hampton alum from that city, “and everyone who doesn’t agree is a hater.”

People began filling up the living room as boxes of wings and pizza were passed around. Laughter rang throughout the living room as jokes and comments were made.

The women were huddled in the corner of the kitchen prepping for what would be a great night.

“I really just like hanging out with my friends and this is one of the best moments to do so,” said Kashawna Parker, a senior biology major from Savannah, Ga.

While countless new commercials were watched in sheer silence, many people in the room partook in Twitter to rant their objections and praise.

As halftime came around and the Black Eyed Peas performed, many students were excited to see them and danced along with hit songs that they performed.

R&B artist Usher Raymond joined the Black Eyed Peas to perform his hit song, “OMG” which left Twitter buzzing and many females in the room swooning. 

As the Packers’ dominated the scoreboard silence swept the room, leaving Steelers fans in disbelief and Packer fans glowing.

A 21-10 Packers halftime lead ended as a 31-25 victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

The writer is a senior print journalism major at Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.