From Super Bowl LVII Parties With Celebs To Watching The Big Game Live, Here’s Everything I Experienced During The NFL’s Biggest Weekend
Phoenix and the surrounding neighborhoods were serene, but what I loved most about the area was the people. The locals were very kind, welcoming, and polite, even though their city was being taken over by tourists on a massive scale.
— Karlton Jahmal 🇱🇨 (@KarltonJahmal) February 12, 2023
These were my top 13 favorite moments during Super Bowl LVII weekend, in no specific order:
1. Running into Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, and Lil Uzi Vert while they were walking into the locker rooms
I was just minding my business, walking on the sidelines before the game and I heard someone say “Yo, Jay-Z is walking up.” Most of the time, when you hear something like that (especially living in LA), you expect all cap. I turned around expecting to be disappointed, but instead there he was. Jay-Z, along with his daughter Blue Ivy Carter and rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
Jay-Z and Blue Ivy CarterThis has to be the peak moment for me of the whole weekend. On the Monday following the Super Bowl, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the championship press conference.
During the conference, which was swamped with media from all over the nation, I was one of those chosen few reporters granted a chance to ask Patrick Mahomes a question. Since Black fatherhood has been my favorite storyline during this year’s Super Bowl coverage, that’s exactly how I framed my question.Mahomes responded, saying, “I think the biggest thing my dad instilled in me was first, to follow your dreams.
He said ‘No matter what, how it looks, follow your dream and work your tail off and have no regrets on how you work to get to that dream.’ And second, ‘Just be a great man.’ Those two things, he always talked to me about was, ‘How can you follow your dream to get to achieve that dream?’ and ‘How can you be a great man while you do it?’ So that was something that was instilled in me at a young age by my dad, and it’s something I want to instill in my daughter and my son: ‘How can ya’ll be great people that make this Earth a better place whenever ya’ll leave it?'”