Here’s why this year’s Super Bowl LVI is the most memorable in history.
In case you missed it, the Super Bowl LVI was one for the books. America’s most popular sports and entertainment event delivered the usual excessive, high-octane, uber-produced carnival we’ve come to love. From gripping tackles and game-winning touchdowns to first-of-its-kind performances and off-field politics, the big game did not disappoint.
Here’s what you might have missed at the Super Bowl:
1. The Rams Won For The First Time In Over 20 Years (Just In Case You Missed It)
Super Bowl LVI was a particularly memorable game for L.A. The Rams defeated the Bengals 23-20, winning with a last-minute touchdown. Fans were kept at the edge of their seats throughout the game, right until the moment Cooper Kupp helped win the game with an epic touchdown in the last 2 minutes.
2. 29 million US Viewers Were Dazzled By The Legendary Halftime Show
Super Bowl Halftime Show was an epic ode to the last 30 years of hip hop and rap with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige taking center stage. The Pepsi sponsored entertainment was a naughties nostalgic banquet that sparked a generational feud. Amongst the music icons, 50 Cent also dropped in (literally) for a surprise performance. Blige carried the bulk of the show in Eminem kneeling for 50 seconds in recognition of racial injustice and police brutality. This was the first time hip-hop artists headlined at a Super Bowl and it was easily one of the most memorable shows in history.
3. Tam’s Burgers No. 21 & Other Compton Landmarks Featured In The Elaborate Halftime Sets
The iconic Compton landmark Tam’s Burgers No. 21 (which Dr. Dre used to frequent) was represented in the elaborate Halftime Show set design. Along with that, there was the courthouse, the popular nightclub Eve After Dark and Dale’s Donuts. Having these Compton institutions represented on a global stage will undoubtedly result in an increase in visitors.
4. Van Jefferson Helped Win A Super Bowl And Welcomed A New Family Member In The Same Night
Winning both on the field and off, Rams player Van Jefferson helped win the Super Bowl and then dashed off the field to welcome his second child into the world.
4. There Were Two Rings And One Game For Taylor Rapp
Rams player Taylor Rapp got to take home a ring and so did his girlfriend Dani Johnson. The football star dropped to the knee after the win and she said, “yes!”
5. Billie Jean King Kicked Off The Game With The Super Bowl Coin Toss
Legendary tennis champion served as the Honorary Coin Toss Captain at this year’s Super Bowl as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The California-born former athlete’s symbolic coin toss calls attention to the topic of diversity and inclusion in major sporting events.