by JESUS LOPEZ
On February 7, 2016, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will be taking on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl will take place in Santa Clara, CA at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The stadium holds 68,500 fans but is expected to hold 75,000 people on Super Bowl Sunday. Many football fans love Super Bowl day because of football and the things that come along with it. It is said that a 30 second commercial costs 5 million dollars. Despite losing wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the preseason to a torn ACL and waiving former star running back Deangelo Williams, the Panthers had their best season in franchise history, finishing the season with a record of 15-1. The Panthers led the NFL in points scoring with 500 points. Much of the Panthers success was due to Cam Newton having one of his best seasons ever, having his highest QB rating with 99.4, and throwing his career high of 35 touchdowns. Entering the season, the Denver Broncos had many uncertainties due to the parting with former head coach John Fox and the hiring of Gary Kubiak. And injuries didn’t make the situation any better, for Peyton Manning had his worst year since being a rookie. Under Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator, the Denver Broncos were able to finish the season ranked number 1 in the league in total yards allowed, passing yards allowed, and sacks. The Super Bowl halftime show will include performances from Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Whatever you do, make sure to not miss Super Bowl 50, for you will be missing out on a lot and stay tuned to El Diamante’s the Dig for the latest and trendiest news.