Super Bowl LI


David Schoshinski

Super Bowl Sunday is arguably the biggest day in the sports year, millions tune in to watch the biggest football game of the season.This year it was the red hot Atlanta Falcons versus the veteran New England Patriots. The game was held on Sunday, February 15 at 6:30. The game started off with a very shaky start, with both teams not scoring in the first quarter. As the second quarter began, the Falcons caught fire with three touchdowns, including a pick six (interception returned for a touchdown) thrown by Tom Brady. The Patriots got a field goal before the half, making the halftime score 21-3, with the falcons in the lead. The Falcons got the ball at the start of the second half and scored on their first drive. At the end of the third quarter it was 28-9, with the Falcons still dominating. Then, a miracle happened; the Patriots made the largest comeback in Super Bowl history. The Patriots outscored the Falcons 19-0 in the fourth quarter, leading to a 28-28 tie at the end of the game. This was the first Super Bowl to ever go into overtime which was a historic event in NFL history.The Patriots won the coin toss and got the ball first. The Patriots drove down the field and finished with a game winning touchdown in overtime. The Patriots finished with 442 passing yards and the Falcons with only 240.


During halftime of one of the best Super Bowls ever, Lady Gaga performed. Gaga had a flashy halftime performance with stunts, fireworks, and fantastic choreography. What made the performance so spectacular was her incredible vocals; you can find her full performance here. Gaga’s performance included beloved songs like Poker Face, Bad Romance, and Just Dance. Lady Gaga ended the performance by jumping off the stage, catching a football. Gaga’s performance got a lot of love from other celebrities, including Bruno Mars, Chris Pratt, and Magic Johnson, who all tweeted out their praise for the superstars performance.   

The internet blew up with jokes and memes after the game. Some of the most famous were the “crying Jordan face” on Matt Ryan, and how the falcons blew a 25 point lead, like the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA finals. The funniest part of Super Bowl LI on Twitter was the memes supporting the Falcons and then the complete turn around when the Patriots won. Falcons fans around the country were devastated with the loss. Some kids didn’t go to school the next day with excuses of “falcons depression” on the absent sheet. Lady Gaga also got her fair share of memes after her halftime performance. Most of the memes came from comparing her performance to a Spongebob performance in the popular kids show. The Super Bowl provided a great amount of action and excitement along with a fantastic halftime show.