Tremendous Bowl LVI is within the historical past books and as many anticipated the Los Angeles Rams are the brand new homeowners of the Lombardi Trophy. The AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals tried to play the Cinderella position and almost pulled off an upset victory, however Aaron Donald was the large distinction maker slamming the door on Joe Burrow and his upstart Bengals as time ran out within the sport.

Apart from the sport being entertaining and aggressive, the extremely promoted and much-publicized halftime present is one other story. For rap music followers, they more than likely beloved the leisure that featured a few of rap’s greatest stars. However the present itself was an instance of how outrageous the Tremendous Bowl halftime present has change into.

My critique of the present will most positively draw some onerous criticism and my opinion is {that a} halftime present must be extra associated to the sport itself. In some style tie the leisure to the sport of soccer in some sense. School soccer followers will know precisely what I’m speaking about. Most collegiate gridiron video games have marching bands as a halftime present. Boring you would possibly suppose however there are marching bands on the market that aren’t simply superb however really gifted and do placed on a great present.

Having graduated from Slippery Rock College of Pennsylvania, once I was a pupil within the late 1970s and early 80s’s we regarded ahead to the Rock marching band performing each Saturday throughout residence video games. So, whereas that is about faculty soccer halftime reveals, the older technology could do not forget that the Tremendous Bowl from its onset within the 1960s, the early performances at halftime have been marching bands.

For instance, in Tremendous Bowl, I, the very first AFC (AFL again then) vs. NFC (identified then as what league is as we speak, NFL) the Inexperienced Bay Packers received their first of two straight Tremendous Bowls and after the second quarter gun sounded and the groups took to their respective locker rooms, the College of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band was joined by the Grambling State College Marching Band in addition to star musician Al Hirt and the Anaheim Excessive College Ana-Hello-Steppers Drill Crew and Flag Women to entertain the lots in attendance.

Boring you say? Maybe for some nevertheless it gave a soccer halftime present really feel to it. Over the subsequent 26 years and 26 Tremendous Bowls, the leisure at halftime started to stray from the marching bands with a mixture of singers, musicians, and such that sang and performed on a softer theme.

In that span of 26 Tremendous Bowls, the entertainers included performers like Doc Severinsen, a number of marching bands, Ella Fitzgerald, Andy Williams, Up with Individuals, The Apache Band, Al Hirt once more a number of occasions, George burns and Mickey Rooney, Chubby Checker, and The Rockettes.

Then got here Tremendous Bowl XXV in 1991 when Scott Norwood missed a area objective that might have given his Buffalo Payments their solely Lombardi Trophy in 4 tries, nevertheless it wasn’t meant to be. At halftime, the present featured “New Children on the Block” and that started the pattern of getting standard pop teams take the stage at Tremendous Bowls, and shortly it went from simply music to some exuberant present.

The yr after New Children on the Block entertained the youngsters of the world, most of whom have been more than likely solely interested by watching one of many world’s hottest boy bands on the time the stage at Tremendous Bowl XXVI featured Gloria Estefan though she was joined by the College of Minnesota marching band. Then got here the “King of Pop” the late Michael Jackson who was the only performer at Tremendous Bowl XXVII.

For a change of tempo, the next yr it was a rustic music present with Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, and The Judds. That didn’t go over effectively as just one different nation act has been featured since (Shania Twain, Tremendous Bowl XXXVII). Following that it was principally in regards to the singers with Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Teddy Pendergrass, ZZ High, The Blues Brothers, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Boyz II Males, and Phil Collins showing on the massive sport simply to call just a few.

The Tremendous Bowl halftime planners have been getting additional and additional away from having the leisure giving a soccer really feel such as you have been at a sport. The breaking level in all probability got here at Tremendous Bowl XLVI when Madonna’s halftime present could have been the worst in historical past. Terrible. So unhealthy that you may’t discover sufficient destructive phrases to explain it. Maybe that was the one present that jump-started ridiculously unhealthy reveals.

From that time on we’ve had the weird Woman Gaga, Justin Timberlake once more, Maroon 5, the soiled dancing of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, after which the capper that got here with this season’s Tremendous Bowl that was all rap.

For the present that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and others placed on, we could have effectively arrange strip poles on stage. These performances whereas accompanied by the rapping of those stars have been extra like a burlesque present. Positive, some followers could have beloved this present, however I extremely doubt any soccer purists who have been watching the Tremendous Bowl with the intention of what this sport is meant to signify loved even a second of this newest model of the halftime present.

The groping, soiled dancing, bumping, and grinding are extra fitted to among the grownup males golf equipment strewed throughout the nation, not for a soccer halftime present. So, name me a prude, name me a nerd, name me what you’ll however this present was actually not for everybody. As I’ve at all times believed, “to every his/her personal.” So, I’m not knocking rap followers, however I feel if they simply needed to do a rap present then why not go old fashioned with say the “Sugarhill Gang,” and even the “Contemporary Prince.” How about some Kurtis Blow or Doug E. Contemporary.

Sadly, as we speak’s rap has so many illicit and destructive in addition to violent lyrics to it, is that what we wish the youth of as we speak to hearken to and see whereas watching a soccer sport? Hardly position mannequin materials. Keep in mind, the Tremendous Bowl is meant to be about soccer, however we’re to this point faraway from that now. For the file, right here is your entire checklist of halftime performances from Tremendous Bowl I to this yr’s massive sport.

Tremendous Bowl I: College of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band, Grambling State College Marching Band, Al HirtAnaheim Excessive College Ana-Hello-Steppers Drill Crew and Flag Women

Tremendous Bowl II: Grambling State College Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl III: Florida A&M College band, Miami-area highschool bands

Tremendous Bowl IV: Marguerite Piazza, Doc Severinsen, Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton, Carol Channing, Southern College Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl V: Southeast Missouri State Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl VI: Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt, USAFA Cadet Chorale, U.S. Marine Corps Drill Crew

Tremendous Bowl VII: College of Michigan Marching Band, Woody Herman, Andy Williams

Tremendous Bowl VIII: College of Texas Longhorn Band, Judy Mallett (Miss Texas 1973) on fiddle

Tremendous Bowl IX: Mercer Ellington & Grambling State College Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl X: Up with Individuals

Tremendous Bowl XI: Los Angeles Unified All-Metropolis Band with the New Mouseketeers & Viewers card stunt

Tremendous Bowl XII: Tyler Apache Belles Drill Crew, The Apache Band, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt

Tremendous Bowl XIII: Ken Hamilton, Varied Caribbean bands, together with Gramacks out of Dominica

Tremendous Bowl XIV: Up with Individuals, Grambling State College Marching Bands

Tremendous Bowl XV: Southern College Marching Band, Helen O’Connell

Tremendous Bowl XVI: Up with Individuals

Tremendous Bowl XVII: Los Angeles Tremendous Drill Crew

Tremendous Bowl XVIII: College of Florida and Florida State College Marching Bands

Tremendous Bowl XIX: Tops in Blue

Tremendous Bowl XX: Up with Individuals

Tremendous Bowl XXI: George Burns, Mickey Rooney, Grambling State College and USC Marching Bands, Disney characters, Southern California-area highschool drill groups and dancers

Tremendous Bowl XXII: Chubby Checker, The Rockettes, 88 grand pianos, the mixed San Diego State College Marching Aztecs, California State College Northridge Marching Band and USC Marching Bands

Tremendous Bowl XXIII: Elvis Presto, South Florida-area dancers and performers

Tremendous Bowl XXIV: Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas, Nicholls State College Marching Band, Southern College Marching Band, USL Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl XXV: New Children on the Block, Disney characters, Warren Moon, 2,000 native youngsters, Viewers (card stunt)

Tremendous Bowl XXVI: Gloria Estefan, Olympic determine skaters, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill, Members of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Crew, College of Minnesota Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl XXVII: Michael Jackson

Tremendous Bowl XXVIII: Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, The Judds

Tremendous Bowl XXIX: Patti Labelle, Indiana Jones & Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine

Tremendous Bowl XXX: Diana Ross

Tremendous Bowl XXXI: The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Jim Belushi), ZZ High, James Brown, Catherine Crier (“information” intro)

Tremendous Bowl XXXII: Boyz II Males, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah, Grambling State College Marching Band

Tremendous Bowl XXXIII: Gloria Estefan, Stevie Surprise, Huge Unhealthy Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover

Tremendous Bowl XXXIV: Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, 80-person choir, Edward James Olmos (narrator)

Tremendous Bowl XXXV: Aerosmith, NSYNC

Tremendous Bowl XXXVI: U2

Tremendous Bowl XXXVII: Shania Twain, No Doubt

Tremendous Bowl XXXVIII: Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Child Rock, Justin Timberlake

Tremendous Bowl XXXIX: Paul McCartney

Tremendous Bowl XL: The Rolling Stones

Tremendous Bowl XLI: Prince

Tremendous Bowl XLII: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tremendous Bowl XLIII: Bruce Springsteen and the E Avenue Band

Tremendous Bowl XLIV: The Who

Tremendous Bowl XLV: The Black Eyed Peas

Tremendous Bowl XLVI: Madonna

Tremendous Bowl XLVII: Beyoncé

Tremendous Bowl XLVIII: Bruno Mars

Tremendous Bowl XLIX: Katy Perry

Tremendous Bowl L: Coldplay

Tremendous Bowl LI: Woman Gaga

Tremendous Bowl LII: Justin Timberlake

Tremendous Bowl LIII: Maroon 5

Tremendous Bowl LIV: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez

Tremendous Bowl LV: The Weeknd

Tremendous Bowl LVI: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar

Harv Aronson

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