The Super Bowl: an event that even people who don’t watch football look forward to! People look forward to the commercials, the Halftime Show, and the game that will crown a champion for the NFL. This year, however, many people were left with only disappointment. The Halftime Show was performed by Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Atlanta native and former member of OutKast, Big Boi.
Months before the Super Bowl, the creator of the beloved cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants, Stephen Hillenburg passed away. A petition was started to get Maroon 5 to perform “Sweet Victory,” a song performed by Spongebob and others in the “Bubble Bowl” in a Spongebob Squarepants episode. That petition was signed by nearly 2 million people, and the NFL agreed to do the song during the Halftime Show. After a guitar solo by Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, a small three-second snippet of the Spongebob episode where they performed “Sweet Victory” began. The clip ended and people expected the song they were waiting for to begin, but all of the sudden, an animated asteroid started falling into the Mercedes Benz Superdome, and Travis Scott began to rap his song “Sicko Mode.” This left many people from all over the world very disappointed. For many, the Spongebob song was the only reason people tuned in to the Super Bowl Those people felt that the NFL disrespected the legacy of a man who left happiness in the hearts of millions of children.
It got worse as the actual game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots progressed. The game was expected to be a fast paced and high scoring game between two high powered offenses, but that expectation was wrong. The Patriots were able to kick a field goal late in the first quarter, and that was the only points that pere put up until the middle of the fourth quarter. There were constant punts, leaving people nearly falling asleep during the game. The Rams tied it up 3-3 in the fourth quarter, but the Patriots scored the only touchdown of the game and another field goal to cement their 6th Super Bowl trophy. Wide Receiver Julian Edelman was named MVP, racking up 10 catches and 141 yards. The game was the most boring game I have ever watched, and it was the lowest scoring Super Bowl game ever. To make it worse for me, it was my sisters birthday, and I was sad all day that I had to see these two teams play, I am a diehard 49ers fan, so seeing our rivals (the Rams) and the most hated team in America (the Patriots) in the Super Bowl really hurt. There were only a few records broken during the big game as well, such as the longest punt ever set by Johnny Hekker the Rams Punter. It was also the lowest scoring game through the first three quarters as well.
The commercials did not help the Super Bowl either. The best commercial, in my opinion, was the NFL 100 commercial. It had comedy, action, and chaos, making it the best commercial of the night. The saddest commercial had to be when the Bud Knight was defeated and the Bud Light Kingdom was destroyed by the Game of Thrones dragon. Most of the commercials were just plain boring, especially the ASMR one, which was just painful to watch. People like Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Andy Warhol, and Cardi B appeared in commercials but did not do much.
In my opinion, as well as many others, this was by far the worst and most boring Super Bowl ever by a long shot. People call Tom Brady the greatest player to ever live, but I refuse to. Through his entire career, Brady has thrown five-yard passes and let the receivers do all of the work. He is known as a “system quarterback,” meaning his style of play is only meant for the Patriots offense. If you were to put Brady in anybody else’s system, he would be nowhere as great as he is in Bill Belichick’s system. I have learned that Bill Belichick might be the best head coach ever, but I refuse to give Tom Brady the title of the G.O.A.T. To me, that title belongs to former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. He led San Francisco to four Super Bowls and won every one of them. He never threw a single interception either. Montana could throw it short, medium, long, and he could run the ball if needed, unlike Brady.
Now that the Worst Super Bowl has finally ended, hopefully, the dynasty of the most boring football team to watch will end soon. Hopefully, Spongebob gets a better tribute next year. I hope the commercials will be more meaningful next year as well. Finally, I hope we get the most heart-pumping Super Bowl to date next year. Thank you for reading my very extensive rant about Super Bowl 53, have a nice day!