The Road to Super Bowl LVII: SportsTalk & Laying Down the Law
Super Bowl week is here. We're less than a week away from the Philadephia Eagles facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale, Ariz. for what should be a showdown for the ages. Over the course of the week, 600 ESPN El Paso will be broadcasting live from Super Bowl Radio Row in Arizona leading up to the big game.
All the Super Bowl coverage gets started Wednesday with SportsTalk live from Radio Row (4 - 7 p.m. MST). SportsTalk will continue its regularly scheduled broadcast on Thursday and Friday. Stephen "Foss" Foster and Chris Fernandez from Laying Down the Law of San Antonio Sports Star (94.1 ESPN) will join our broadcast team and they will be airing their show from noon-3 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that 600 ESPN El Paso will cherish. This year will mark SportsTalk's first trip to Radio Row ahead of the Super Bowl. We will have guests throughout each day. Stay tuned on all of our social media channels where we will be posting live content throughout each day.
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Making their first appearance since 2017, the Eagles enter the week as the 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 50.5 points. The Chiefs have been to three Super Bowls in the last four years, so I wouldn't be quick to call them the "underdogs." Still, Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes are vying for their second title together after winning one in 2019.
Kansas City went 14-3 in a tough AFC, beating Jacksonville (27-20) and Cincinnati (23-20) to get to Glendale. Philadelphia has been one of the premier teams all year, going 14-3 in the NFC. They upended both the Giants (38-7) and San Francisco (31-7) by a combined score of 69-14.
Top Storylines to Follow
- Reid vs. Philly — Before he led Kansas City to nine playoffs in the last 10 years, Andy Reid coached Philadelphia (1999-2012) to nine playoff apperances, including five conference championships and one Super Bowl. Reid, who was an assistant coach under Bob Stull at UTEP in the 80s, will be seeking his second ring this Sunday.
- Mahomes & Hurts — Who is healthy? Jalen Hurts injured his throwing shoulder that sidlined him weeks 16 and 17 of the regular season. Since then, his passing numbers have dipped a bit. Patrick Mahomes played through a high ankle injury against the Bengals, but how will he be against a stifiling Philly pass rush? Also, as the El Paso radio station, we have to take a victory lap for the state of Texas since we have two quarterbacks representing the Lone Star State. Hurts and Mahomes also became the first Black quarterback duo to start in a Super Bowl.
- Kelce brothers squaring off — I love the fact that we can see two brothers face off against each other in Jason Kelce (Eagles) and Travis Kelce (Chiefs). The best debate about the two brothers is which is more valuable to their respective team? Jason is the fuel of the Eagles' offensive line at the center position. Meanwhile, Travis is Mahomes' go-to option in the receivng game.
- Sirianni vs. Former Coach — Eagles coach Nick Sirianni was the Chiefs wide receiver coach in 2013 under Reid. This is only year two for Sirianni, who is 41 years old. Will the wise, veteran coach prevail, or does the young buck have something up his sleeve?
Stay tuned all week for coverage of Super Bowl LVII on 600 ESPN El Paso!