OK, it’s only just happened, and everyone is still reeling from the experience, but already people are calling this year’s Super Bowl half-time show the greatest of all time.
Of course, as usual, it boasted a serious slew of talented stars this year led by Dr Dre, as well as a huge evolving stage show.
It’s massive, it’s bizarre, but there’s genuinely nothing like it in the world.
The short medley performance saw Dre joined by Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and even 50 Cent, who quite literally dropped in from the ceiling unannounced to perform ‘In Da Club’.
As well as that, we saw performances of ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘Next Episode’, ‘California Love’, ‘Alright’, amongst others.
Honestly, it left many people out of breath, saying that it’s the finest performance they’ve ever seen in the middle of the NFL’s showpiece final.
One person tweeted: “Best halftime show ever, it’s over”
Another said: “This halftime show is like when you put on your throwback playlist. Best halftime show in years.”
A third said: “THIS IS THE BEST HALFTIME SHOW EVER HOLY S***”
The show was particularly poignant because it also represents a home-town show for Dr Dre, as well as Snoop Dogg and Kendrick, who are all natives of Southern California, where the SoFi Stadium is located.
When the line-up was announced, Dre said: “The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,
“I’m grateful to JAY-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
As far as the match itself is concerned, the Los Angeles Rams took a slender half-time lead over the Cincinnati Bengals, with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. bagging the game’s first touchdown – and making rapper Drake a s*** load of money in the process.
Whilst Drake had wagered a huge amount of Bitcoin on the overall result, he also stuck a side-bet on OBJ to cross the paint at some point in the game.
He duly did within the first quarter, recouping Drake a huge amount of his original stake in the process.
Eminem took a knee during the Super Bowl LVI half-time show, despite reports claiming that the NFL was trying to stop him from doing so.
It’s not clear what the NFL’s official position on the gesture was beforehand, but reports suggested that they’d asked him not to take a knee during the show.
Em joined an all-star cast on stage for the short medley performance, performing a snippet of ‘Forgot About Dre’ as well as ‘Lose Yourself’.
At one stage, he dropped to one knee in the style that has become symbolic of the Black Lives Matter movement and championed by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Meanwhile an ESPN report by Brady Henderson from INGLEWOOD, California stated — Super Bowl LVI was shaping up to be a supersized disappointment for the Los Angeles Rams.
They had lost their lead during a disastrous start to the second half. They had lost one of their best players in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a knee injury. They were about to waste MVP-caliber performances from Aaron Donald and Von Miller, not to mention what might be their best shot at a championship in the foreseeable future.
In a drive that will go down in NFL lore, Kupp converted a fourth down with an end around, drew three straight penalties and caught four passes from Stafford, the last of which produced a 1-yard touchdown with 1:25 left, capping a 79-yard drive that started with 6:13 remaining.
Donald then closed the door with another pressure of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow on fourth-and-1 from the Rams’ 49 with 39 seconds left…
Source: Tom Wood/Lab Bible