Let's go Eagles
The world was pretty much united last night in celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles defeat of the New England Patriots. The Pats had dominated the game for too long, Brady had too many of those goddamn rings already and that scrappy Philly spirit was contagious. We felt the highs (that genius Foles touchdown) and the lows (the entire Justin Timberlake performance) and I've combined them all here for you. The top ten unmissable moments from Superbowl LII
10. That thirty seconds of darkness
Yep, the entire NFL feed cut off worldwide for a full thirty seconds. The official statement from NFC says "We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed.". The cost of the black-out was estimated at $2.5m making it the most expensive ad-based screw up of the year.
9. Tom Brady fudging a catch
On the night of the Superbowl, in front of an estimated 114m people, superstar Quarterback Tom Brady got his butter fingers all over the ball and missed a super easy catch. Defenders of his honour have pointed out that he had a hand injury that he chose to keep unwrapped, presumably in preparation for the play we saw him mess up, but excuses won't cut it for Coach Belichick. Or us, because we'll le laughing about this forever.
8. Pink fighting the flu and winning
Pink, feminist pop icon, opened the Superbowl with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem despite having THE ACTUAL FLU. Some news outlets dragged her for apparently taking out her chewing gum just before she sang but she took to Twitter to clarify that it was actually a lozenge because she was so sick. The flu lost last night, folks.
7. That Prince projection
In a controversial move by Justin Timberlake, he was joined by dead musician Prince in his hometown of Minneapolis when a recording of him performing "I Would Die 4 U" was projected next to Timberlake as he covered the song. Prince is on record describing using holograms of dead celebrities as "demonic" so it's pretty safe to say he wouldn't have been happy but some are arguing that this was a projection and not a hologram which makes it okay.
6. That crotch-face tackle
5. Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman sell me things
Doritos and Mountain Dew had some of the best ad spots of the whole Superbowl. They hired Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman, already a good move, and had them rap to Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes to show us how ice cool yet also how fire they were. The ad is hilarious and Missy and Busta even make cheeky appearances inside picture frames.
4. Alexa loses her voice
Amazon also knocked it out of the park with their ad this year which featured billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, Gordon Ramsay, Cardi B and even Anthony Hopkins who freaked me outttt. The celebrities voice Alex in the ad because she got sick and lost her voice a la Pink from number 10. It turns out Alexa really is the best person for the job...
3. The kid who didn't care about JT
kid's texting his bros like: Guys I was on the Super Bowl with Justin Timberlake.— Ryan Maier (@TherealRyMy) February 5, 2018
Friends: we know. Everyone knows.
Kid: but does Becky kno? pic.twitter.com/d1AI5YJmdz
Right at the tail end of his half time show Justin Timberlake went running into the audience for a little crowd interaction. He spotted young disaffected teen human boy Ryan, who made us all laugh our asses off with his whole awkward interaction with the pop star. Ryan is definitely young enough that he kind of didn't care about Timberlake and lets him dance next to him looking for a selfie for a full 20 seconds before finally taking his phone out. Cringe.
2. Bradley Cooper's reactions to everything
Find someone who loves you the way Bradley Cooper loves the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/1lZoVqpPkc— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) February 5, 2018
Bradley Cooper is from Philadelphia and boy was he having an emotional night. Whenever the camera panned to him he was shouting, screaming and gesticulating like a madman. When the Eagles officially won he turned to look at the owner next to him but he was already hugging someone else so B-Coop just stood there by himself and it was so sad. I'd have hugged you, Bradley.
1. That Tide ad
What do you get when you combine the internet's boyfriend David Harbour, the internet's favourite laundry detergent and every Superbowl ad ever? You get this masterpiece. Tide mercilessly rip on all the old advertising tropes we've come to see over the years with jewellery companies, car manufacturers and even the Old Spice guy coming under fire. This is one of the funniest Superbowl ads I've ever seen.