Reactions to SuperBowl

Reactions to SuperBowl


The most anticipated sports event of the year lived up to the hype. The game, while not close, was exciting to watch, however, the halftime show performed by The Weeknd, was the highlight of Super Bowl Sunday.

The performance initially had mixed reactions on social media platforms, such as Instagram and Snapchat.

“I enjoyed it. I thought it was better than some of the previous halftime shows in the past like Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5. I really like The Weeknd, and I thought it was really good,” freshman Wyatt Flowers said.

Sophomore Colin Robbins agreed.

“It was one of the best I’ve seen. The audio could have been better for sure, but it was better than the game. The game was over before halftime, but the halftime show kept me excited for what was going to be performed,”  Robbins said.

Junior Nic Whitecotten gives his reaction to the halftime show.

“It was good, it wasn’t great. The audio was bad, but the songs are all good. There have been better shows though. I thought last years performance by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez was better,” Whitecotten said.

During the show, a number of The Weeknd’s hits were performed, such as “Starboy”,”The Hills”, “Call Out My Name”, and “Blinding Lights”.

“Starboy’ was definitely the best and most memorable. I love that song and was happy he performed it. All the songs were good, but Starboy stood out the most to me,” Flowers said.

“The Hills’ was the best song and is my favorite song from the Weeknd. I wish he played it longer, but it’s one of his older songs so I understand why it was so short. Still was the best song and part of the entire day, including the game,” Robbins said.

“Blinding Lights” was the best song I think. It was promoted a lot before the game, and the performance lived up to the hype of it. It was the most popular song off his newest album, and it was good,” Whitecotten said.

The SuperBowl was also played and was memorable because Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady won his seventh SuperBowl title. The Buccaneers beat the Chiefs 31-9, and Brady won SuperBowl MVP.

“It was over after the first quarter. It wasn’t even close. The Chiefs just were not ready to play,” Robbins said.