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Okay, so I actually watched the Super Bowl when it came on.

And it completely sucked. The Patriots won for the millionth time, barely anyone scored and I was bored out of my mind. But the game isn't what I'm talking about. I'm talking about that...THING that happened in between the second and third quarter.

So, when I first heard that Maroon 5, the Comic Sans of music, was playing the halftime show, I was pissed but not surprised. Thankfully, they got some Atlanta-based rappers (I live near Atlanta, so I was passionate that the rich hip-hop culture was represented) to spice things up. Then, after Stephen Hillenburg died, a petition was made that got hundreds of thousands of signatures to have "Sweet Victory", one of the most memorable "Spongebob" songs played at the show. And before the game, the NFL announced that was going to happen.

If only.

Instead of getting Sweet Victory, we got a 3-second clip of Spongebob that led into Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode", which is a song that I used to like, but now hate due to it being used to spit on Stephen Hillenburg's grave. And if that wasn't enough, we got Maroon 5 playing the same old bubblegum pop songs and Adam Levine re-enacting Magic Mike for all to see. Therefore, we officially got the "YouTube Rewind 2018" of Halftime shows; a "concert" that showed just how much the elites that control the music industry look down on the common person while making Madonna's Super Bowl XLVI performance look like Freddie Mercury at Live Aid by comparison. Now let's just forget this travesty ever happened and hope that next year's halftime show is at least 1% more tolerable.

Thoughts?

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#1 Posted by Subline (7024 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason I can think of as to why I would watch the Superbowl is for trailers / tv spots.

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#2 Posted by Dernman (25911 posts) - - Show Bio

You have only yourself to blame. You should have switched channels to the puppy bowl for some joy.

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#3 Posted by InvadedTBD (1380 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it really that bad? Come on.

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#4 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

You have only yourself to blame. You should have switched channels to the puppy bowl for some joy.

1. I watched that.

2. It comes on BEFORE the Super Bowl.

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#5 Posted by FaradaySloth (8574 posts) - - Show Bio

>Insert Squidward "Well you did it" meme as a reaction<

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#6 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

>Insert Squidward "Well you did it" meme as a reaction<

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#7 Edited by Lunacyde (28112 posts) - - Show Bio

Never even heard of Sweet Victory...I have no idea what all this is about.

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#8 Posted by FaradaySloth (8574 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde said:

Never even heard of Sweet Victory...I have no idea what all this is about.

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#9 Posted by mrmonster (14707 posts) - - Show Bio

@subline said:

The only reason I can think of as to why I would watch the Superbowl is for trailers / tv spots.

And even those were't that good this year. The only real standouts, imo, were for Endgame and The Twilight Zone.

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#10 Posted by ANTHP2000 (25872 posts) - - Show Bio

Sht, there's a new Twilight movie coming?? God no

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#11 Posted by loyngulpany (2602 posts) - - Show Bio

This Superbowl makes Justin Timberlake's Superbowl performance look good. Thank God, I didn't watch it. I'm happy that you said this before I even thought of watching it.

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#12 Posted by Lunacyde (28112 posts) - - Show Bio
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#13 Posted by FaradaySloth (8574 posts) - - Show Bio

@lunacyde: the song is the big one that everyone wanted to play at the halftime because Stephen Hillenburg (creator of the show) died in honor of him. Like, this was the biggest song ever in the show and possibly the only one where it felt everyone in the Bikini Bottom were together. Meant a lot for the fans, show, etc. but it was just used for the usual repetitive hip hop song of the season.

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#14 Posted by Lunacyde (28112 posts) - - Show Bio

@faradaysloth: Ahh, I had no idea the creator of Spongebob died. That makes more sense now.

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#15 Posted by mrmonster (14707 posts) - - Show Bio

Sht, there's a new Twilight movie coming?? God no

TV show actually. And I would normally agree with you, except it's being produced by Jordan Peele, the guy who directed Get Out. If anyone can make revamp The Twilight Zone, it's him.

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#16 Posted by SpareHeadOne (5904 posts) - - Show Bio

I was the worst pile of whining drivel it has ever been my misfortune to hear. I'd rather listen to a constipated banshee with laryngitis than listen to that ridiculous halftime show again. Honestly it was like someone was throwing animals in a large factory blender that was on super slow. I wanted to drive spikes into my ears.

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#18 Posted by RedHood_JayTodd (1456 posts) - - Show Bio

I stopped watching the Superbowl.

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#21 Posted by DeadpoolUchiha (144 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont even like football.

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#22 Posted by Benjamin_Poindexter (907 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it really that bad? Come on.

It was embarrassingly bad.

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#23 Posted by darkonast (759 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean realistically... Travis Scott is one of the best performers in recent memory (like the last 6-7 years) , but he is limited to one song; Sicko Mode , due to the demographic of fans who watch the Superbowl lol , he cant perform his better songs like Pick Up the Phone , Yosemite, Apple Pie , etc. due the demographic & most people dont even know who Big Boi is sadly (one of the greatest rappers of our generation) , the Halftime show was a congested mess that tried to Mix Maroon 5 (everybody knows them) , Travis Scott (white kids love Sicko Mode for some odd reason) & Big Boi (an ATL legend) & didnt realize they put 3 different types of music on stage .... whoever was in charge needs to be FIRED & they need a creative team lf younger individuals of ALL demographics

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#24 Posted by solar_nerd (2625 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it really that bad? Come on.

It was a travesty.

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#25 Posted by IndomitableRegal (15693 posts) - - Show Bio

Brady: 9 SB appearances, 6 titles. WELL DAMN.

Side-note: I haven't cared about the NFL since Kaepernick was ostracized. Yes, I'm that guy.