Super Bowl 50 didn’t live up to expectations. As an entertainment extravaganza, there was enough fodder for the of spectators. But for diehard football fans, the game was a big letdown.
The Carolina Panthers (15-1) were heading into the game expected to bulldoze the Denver Broncos with their historically-great offense. And the Broncos were expected to fight tooth-and-nail with their gritty defense.
Super Bowl 50 featured only two touchdowns in the first two quarters of play. As the game began to unfold, it was marred by multiple turnovers and sacks. Neither team got into any rhythm. Donald Trump wasn’t impressed. Shortly after halftime, Trump tweeted, “So far the Super Bowl is very boring – not nearly as exciting as politics – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Brady gets booed…
Tom Brady, a regular fixture at this time of the year, failed in his pursuit of a fifth Super Bowl title. But he still showed up at the game during the MVP ceremony. Despite Brady’s impressive resume, the crowd at Santa Clara welcomed him with thunderous boos.
Not sure if you could tell at home, Tom Brady got equal number of boos and cheers when introduced.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 7, 2016
One could argue that Brady got booed because of the heavy contingent of Broncos fans at the arena. Panthers fans also have bitter memories of Brady, who beat their team in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Surely though, television coverage could be deceptive. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, Brady got a mixed reaction from the California crowd. “Not sure if you could tell at home, Tom Brady got equal number of boos and cheers when introduced,” he tweeted.
Durant takes to photography…
Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder star, decided to stay back in the Bay Area after his team lost to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Durant was at the big game to pursue his hobby: photography.
Last night, @KDTrey5 was shooting the lights out of Oracle.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) February 7, 2016
Super Iron Mike ad exclusive to DC…
Mike Tyson, the former Boxing World Champ, appeared in one of the better Super Bowl 50 commercials. Unfortunately, though, the ad was aired only in the Washington, D.C. area.
Thankfully, you can still watch the ad on YouTube. (Watch Above)
Stay tuned for more Super Bowl 50 snippets, highlights and features.