Monday morning hangover: Super Bowl LI edition

Accept the truth. Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T.

It’s crazy to think that since his first Super Bowl win in the 2001 season to this win from this season, Brady has established himself as the greatest of all time. He has been consistent and he has been unbelievably good. That’s seven Super Bowl appearances and five wins. He has four Super Bowl MVP wins as well.

He is fortunate to have that kind of stability. Bill Belichick has been a solid rock in the Patriots organization. The players have bought in to the system. It works and the Patriots are reaping the benefits of it.

The debate of whether or not Brady is better than Joe Montana has been put to rest. Even in my most biased state of being a 49ers fan, I can’t argue anymore. Brady is the greatest. Montana may have never lost a Super Bowl but Montana never played so well for so long. Plus, Brady has had a wheel of changes to the roster and still made players around him better.

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The aftermath: My thoughts on what happened at Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 has come and gone and the Broncos are champions again. But there were a lot of thoughts that came to my head during the bout and I will just share them with you right now.

 

  • I am so glad the game was played in California. The California sun really makes it seem like a cool progression from light to night during the game. I wish I attended this game since it’s at Levi’s Stadium. Maybe next time. Although there were complaints about the turf again. But the NFL took care of the turf for the game, not the Niners, so this wasn’t on the Niners this time. Is field turf a possibility?
  • Don’t ever boo Tom Brady.
  • Lady Gaga is a legend and she did great. I didn’t read on any of the reports of people being upset but they are just fools.
  • I had thought that the Broncos pass rush was so superior that there was a chance it would upset the supposedly balanced Panthers team. That was the only factor I thought that would give the Broncos the advantage. That was it. Von Miller deserves the MVP award.

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My top 5 choices for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show

The NFL has not officially announced the act for Super Bowl 50. The halftime show is a very important part of the Super Bowl experience and even though we’ve had some hits (Beyonce) and misses (Black Eyed Peas) in recent years, I would like to think that for this 50th Super Bowl, the league would find an artist perfect for the occasion.

There is speculation that Carrie Underwood might be the best option and I don’t mind her at all. But her music isn’t my style. In fact, I think there are better options out there. Here are my choices (in no particular order) of who I would like to see perform at the Super Bowl.

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Is Katy Perry the best choice for the Super Bowl halftime show?

Yesterday, Page Six reported that Katy Perry is going to be the halftime show for the Super Bowl. I totally get the league’s attempt to get more contemporary artists to reach out to this generation. With Beyonce and Bruno Mars headlining the last two big games, it makes sense.

But I am not a Perry fan. I can’t even name three songs by her. I don’t think she’s that talented. She’s just very marketable. And I am sure that if the above video is any indication of what could happen, I am not a fan. But then again, it appeared that the league was looking to use a performance fee that scared some artists away.

I still thought Weird Al would have been a better choice. But I knew it wasn’t going to happen. We get Perry. Maybe it will be a good show. But I’m not holding my breath.

It just could mean that I am just getting too old.

5 Best Reactions to the NFL’s ‘Pay-to-Play’ Superbowl Halftime Scheme

5 Best Reactions to the NFL’s ‘Pay-to-Play’ Superbowl Halftime Scheme

Just give us Weird Al. This is ridiculous!

TIME

The National Football League is planning to introduce at least one significant change to its halftime show at the Superbowl: in order to perform, superstar acts will pay for the privilege.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the league is considering three acts for its next halftime extravaganza in early 2015: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay. But unlike in previous years, these performers have been asked to shill out dough in the form of post-Super Bowl tour income or another “financial contribution.”

The news was not received well in some quarters, but some met it with more humor than others. And so, we bring you: the 6 best reactions on Twitter to the NFL’s new “pay to play” scheme, based on no scientific rubric at all and entirely on this writer’s whim.

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Last night during the Super Bowl, people went to Twitter wondering who Bruno Mars is

If he just did a drum solo for the entire show, I would have loved it.

Bruno Mars, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, put together a pretty good performance. Not a great one, but a good one. For me, I don’t know anything about this guy. I had only heard about him, but I don’t know what songs he does. The only song I know is that annoying one where he goes “aw yeah yeah” a million times during the Pepsi commercial. And that was the first song he did during his set.

The NFL demographic isn’t the right fit for Mars. The Red Hot Chili Peppers is more fitting, but having Mars headline this big spectacle was a headscratcher. Does the average NFL fan even listen to this guy, let alone know who he is? I think he fits the 20-30 year-old female range.

Last night, there was a major Twitter reaction when Mars hit the stage — especially for the older generation. They wondered who this guy was.

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Bruno Mars announced as halftime show performer at the Super Bowl

It’s official now: Bruno Mars is performing at halftime in the Super Bowl. I don’t know what to think about this since I don’t listen to this guy and apparently all my friends who do listen to him, aren’t football fans.

Is his music even good? I mean, the only thing I know about him is the above video. And that’s not even a real song from him.

Considering that this game is in New Jersey and it could be cold, does Bruno Mars warm people up? I don’t know.

What happened to KISS, AC/DC, The Eagles? I like rock bands. Or if we are going with contemporary artists, it’s got to be someone who brings excitement like Beyonce.

Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Since I don’t listen to this guy, maybe he does do a good job.