February 04, 2019

Super Bowl 53 halftime show: More SpongeBob than “social justice”

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

Despite rumors that Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 were planning some “social justicestunt during the Super Bowl 53 halftime show, Sunday night came and went without a hint of anti-cop, “take a knee” drama.

Instead, viewers got an eyeful of Levine’s head to toe tattoos. Rapper Travis Scott took the stage, and I’d tell you what he “sang” except it was mostly censored. SpongeBob SquarePants and pals made an appearance, too, in a tribute to series creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died in late 2018. The clip was from an episode entitled Band Geeks, first broadcast in 2001 and featuring the cast of characters performing their own half-time show at their underwater "Bubble Bowl" game.

But I’m not alone in thinking that the performer who stole the night did so at the very beginning of the big game:

The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, did her Atlanta hometown (and all of America) proud with her instantly iconic rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Twitter blew up, and I guarantee that Knight’s appearance was the one thing about this game even hardcore football fans won’t soon forget.

Knight’s talent, class and professionalism put those younger entertainers to shame. And speaking of “kids these days,” let me tell you about the Super Bowl viewing party I went to…

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commented 2019-02-04 22:54:33 -0500
I didn’t even know who was playing. Nor did I care. The only football game I’ve ever watched is the Grey Cup…. and even that more out of habit and tradition than any real interest.
commented 2019-02-04 20:17:38 -0500
Amanda tks for your first comment, confirming to me that the younger generation is hopeless or useless or both. I guess they will survive once they inherit the house that Grama & Grampa paid for.
commented 2019-02-04 18:58:24 -0500
No comment… Oopsy, I just made one… Sorry….
commented 2019-02-04 17:16:36 -0500
I don’t know, the game wasn’t so bad. I just thought of all those Dem heads exploding right across the continent when Trump’s team won.
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commented 2019-02-04 15:57:25 -0500
SHELDON EISLER commented 2 hours ago
Robert…. You didn’t miss much,I like my sports but this Super bowl was garbage when halftime rolled around I lost interest ,the acts were crap and I’m just sick of politics and sports mixing.

I watched the Phoenix open, and from what I’ve heard it was more exciting than the super bowl game.
commented 2019-02-04 14:10:42 -0500
Robert…. You didn’t miss much,I like my sports but this Super bowl was garbage when halftime rolled around I lost interest ,the acts were crap and I’m just sick of politics and sports mixing.
commented 2019-02-04 13:57:35 -0500
I heard the whole super bowl was largely a disaster, I don’t watch any of the NfL because it’s become a venue to push the cultural Marxist agenda. Good riddance to it.