Last evening, thousands and thousands of individuals tuned into Super Bowl LIII just for it to be the bottom rated Super Bowl in ten years. According to Deadline, the televised sport scored a 44.9/68 in metered market outcomes. Although that is nonetheless an enormous viewers, the ranking is the bottom for a Super Bowl since 2009 and it’s down about 5 % from the 2018 sport. On high of this, final evening’s sport was one of many lowest scoring Super Bowls ever with the New England Patriots beating the Los Angeles Rams 13-Three.
But most likely the most important let down of the evening was Maroon 5‘s considerably dry halftime present efficiency.
Now don’t get me mistaken…
Maroon 5 undoubtedly has some bops. “This Love” alone is a kind of songs that’ll sneak up on you in a random division retailer and may have you singing alongside prefer it’s 2004.
But having a few tunes that hit is totally different from placing on an interesting, dynamic, awe-inspiring efficiency.
Now on one hand, we gained’t fault Maroon 5 or anybody coming after them since they’re coming after epic performances like Beyonce‘s Super Bowl XLVII shutdown. But however, when essentially the most partaking factor about your performances is your Bed Bath & Beyond shirt, we have now a problem.
It doesn’t assist that the Super Bowl and NFL are already riddled with controversy over their therapy of sure Black celebrities.
Colin Kaepernick remains to be without a home team after talking up on police brutality and beginning an entire motion.
And then in fact, there’s Janet Jackson. After her unintentional nip slip at the 2004 Super Bowl, the pop star was all however burned on the stake by critics. In retrospect, many individuals are upset with the extreme scrutiny she confronted compared to say… Justin Timberlake, who initiated the wardrobe malfunction.
Meanwhile, Adam Levine let his nips run free at this 12 months’s halftime present.
And many individuals nonetheless weren’t engaged.
Hit the following pages to peep all of the dry moments from the halftime present this 12 months, courtesy of Janet Jackson’s shadiest facial expressions.
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