Super Bowl Half-Time Review: A Forty-Year-Old’s Dream


Austin New, Writer

Another year, another Sports Ball game. It was a close one, for once, but LA managed to squeak one out. However, that’s not what this article is about. 

If you are anything like me, you stick around for the commercials and the halftime show, then jump ship to Youtube and Netflix once you realize that the commercials get worse every year, and the only fun part about the game is over. 

This year, a bunch of people you would recognize from the early 2000s performed at this year’s Super Bowl. These old people included Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. As you can imagine, every teacher within HHS loved it. 

Snoop Dogg came out in a bandana-looking outfit, most definitely on something. Dr. Dre turned up alive and out of Slim’s basement, and he and Blige made everyone who knew them in their prime say the same thing, “My God, have they gotten fat.” After some intensive muckraking (a ten-second Google search), I can confirm that, yes, Covid quarantine has not been kind to them. 

Then it was Eminem’s term. After a thirty-second performance, and realizing that the Dr. Dre job still needs completing, he took a knee, no doubt planning his next move.

Then there was Kendrick Lamar. It seems that the budget ran out when it came to him, as his backup dancers came out of cardboard boxes. Now, I’m not a huge fan of Lamar, so I’m not the best one to ask, but the one song he sang was awful. This was truly the low point in the show.

Overall, it was pretty good.