The final, considered disappointing and tasteless, was nicknamed "SuperBore".
The New England Patriots won Sunday, February 3, the Super Bowl, the final of the National Football League (NFL), beating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Atlanta (Georgia). With this sixth win in their history, the Patriots equal the Pittsburgh Steelers record. Quarterback Tom Brady also becomes, with six titles, the most successful player in history.
Despite these records, this match will remain one of the most annoying in the history of the NFL. The 53rd edition of the Super Bowl was indeed the least prolific, with only 16 points scored, five fewer than the previous "record" of the genre, when Miami won the 1972 final against Washington 14 to 7. The final, judged disappointing and tasteless, has been nicknamed "SuperBore" (super boredom).
The 75,000 spectators of the futuristic Mercedes-Benz Stadium and more than 110 million US viewers did not attend the expected offensive fireworks, far from it. TheThe Patriots, all in defense, started slowly, scoring no points in the first quarter, as in seven of the previous eight finals with Brady at the helm.
Was the halftime concert more interesting? It was in any case very controversial. Number of artists boycotted the event in support of Colin Kaepernick, a former NFL persona non grata player, who knelt several times during the pre-game national anthem to protest police violence . Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Cardi B … It's finally the band California Maroon 5 that happened.
The concert itself went off without a hitch. Until Adam Levine removes his T-shirt to conclude his delivery shirtless, waking up an old controversy. In 2004, Janet Jackson was scandalous and saw her career hurt when Justin Timberlake unveiled one of the singer's breasts during the half-time show.
On Twitter, Sunday night, many Internet users felt that there were double standards. "We wonder if the nipples of Adam Levine will ruin his career as did Janet Jackson's ", commented Mashable.
– Mashable (@mashable) February 4, 2019