Super Bowl 53: Hope you enjoyed your nap


Damien Funnell, Staff Writer

The Super Bowl is by far one of most anticipated events of the year. We wait through the dragging season and playoffs to finally see the two best teams in the NFL.

The Super Bowl is typically packed with entertaining football, and even when they aren’t playing, a lot of people that aren’t football fanatics like to watch for the funny commercials. On top of that, fans look forward to the big halftime show performance. It’s sad to say that the Super Bowl this year lacked in every aspect.

I want to start with the game and how much of a snooze fest it was. The only thing I found remotely interesting was how sloppy the Patriots looked in the first quarter. It led me to believe that the Rams could make a run on them early. But to my surprise, they played down to their level.

This led to arguably the most boring beginnings to a Super Bowl ever. The Patriots would run the ball a couple times, then punt it away. The Rams would get the ball back, do nothing with it, and punt it right back to them.

If you ask anyone who watched it, they probably couldn’t tell you everything about it because they stopped watching after the halftime show (which was also a letdown).

After the nap you got during the first half, you probably woke up just in time to see the halftime show which was supposed to feature “Sweet Victory” from Spongebob. Another let down from the game. They presented us the introduction to it as if we were going to get it, then they transitioned it  into “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott. Not everyone that performed was all that impressive in their respective songs.

The only thing that saved the show was when Adam Levine took his shirt off and the girls went crazy. Not exactly exciting for me.

If you even bothered to watch the second half, you got to see little jolts of offense from the Patriots. But even then, it wasn’t all that impressive. The Patriots ran the same play three plays in a row which lead them to the two yard line and set them up for the only touchdown of the game. The Rams had a chance  to save the game. We were ultimately upset with that performance.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff marched them 50 yards down the field and the drive was looking impressive, until he threw a interception that closed the game out. As a result of such we wallow because we watched about three hours of ongoing disappointment after waiting an entire year for a great performance.

The views in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of the GENESIS staff. Reach Damien Funnell at [email protected] .