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Do you watch the Super Bowl for the game, halftime show, or the ads?

February 22, 2018
  • The game
  • Halftime show
  • The ads

Ah, the Super Bowl! A yearly event that’s as American as apple pie, baseball, and arguing about pizza toppings. While some folks eagerly await the clash of titans on the field, others are just here for the pop stars or the memorable ads. Which camp do you fall into? Let’s deep dive into each of these draws.

Tom Brady

The Game

“When you’ve got two teams pouring their heart and soul into every play, it’s pure magic!”

 – Tom Brady

Football has been a pillar of American culture for well over a century. No event epitomizes the sport’s appeal more than the Super Bowl. Here’s why you might be tuning in for the game:

  • Adrenaline Rush: Football is unpredictable. A touchdown in the final seconds? An unexpected turnover? These moments get our hearts racing.
  • Rivalries and Loyalty: Fans wear their team’s jersey, paint their faces, and scream from their couches. It’s tribal, it’s primal, and it’s a blast.
  • Sports Parties: The Super Bowl isn’t just a game; it’s an excuse for a party. Wings, dips, chips – and of course, that one friend who explains every play even though nobody asked.

Fun Fact: The highest-scoring Super Bowl ever was in 1995 when the San Francisco 49ers faced the San Diego Chargers, racking up a whopping combined score of 75 points. Talk about edge-of-your-seat action!

Beyonce Knowles

Halftime Show

“Music brings people together. So does football. Combine the two, and it’s electric!” 

– Beyoncé

What do Michael Jackson, Shakira, and Coldplay have in common? They’ve all dazzled us during the Super Bowl’s halftime show. Here’s why you might be all about that mid-game entertainment:

  • Iconic Performances: These shows are larger than life! Fiery entrances, surprise guests, and songs with the entire stadium singing.
  • Talk of the Town: The next day, everyone’s chatting about the performance, the fashion, and of course, any unexpected malfunctions. You don’t want to be the only one missing out.
  • The Spectacle: Fireworks, light shows, and choreography. It’s like a mini-concert amid a sports event. What’s not to love?

Curious Stat: The 2020 halftime show featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez was watched by an estimated 104 million viewers. That’s more than the population of most countries!

3. The Ads:

“Great Super Bowl ads are like mini-movies. Entertaining, memorable, and sometimes even tear-jerking.” – Steven Spielberg

Ah, the commercials. Some years, they’re even more legendary than the game itself. If you’re here for the ads, we don’t blame you:

  • Creativity Unleashed: Brands pull out all the stops. Whether it’s humor, drama, or just plain bizarre, they aim to leave an impression.
  • Celebrity Sightings: Don’t be surprised to see A-listers selling snacks, cars, or even insurance. Hey, is that Morgan Freeman doing a dance-off?
  • Water Cooler Moments: Just like the halftime show, everyone will be discussing their favorite ads the next day. It’s a cultural thing; you kinda have to be in the know.

Fun Stat: Did you know that a 30-second slot for a Super Bowl ad in 2021 cost around $5.5 million? With that money, you could buy over 1.5 million footlong subs. Just saying.

So, the next time someone asks you why you watch the Super Bowl, you’ve got many reasons to pick from. Whether it’s the sheer athleticism of the game, the glam of the halftime show, or the creative genius of the ads, one thing’s for sure: the Super Bowl offers something for everyone.

To cap it off, in the wise words of Vince Lombardi, “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” Maybe, just maybe, the Super Bowl isn’t just about football, music, or ads. It’s about coming together, as a nation, to celebrate, laugh, and enjoy. So, how do you Super Bowl?

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