That’s not quite how it works…
Before the game even started, one woman weighed in with a hilarious observation about how the world experiences many major events, such as New Year’s Eve. Of course, we all know events with fixed times don’t work that way. Or, at least, most of us do.
After a week full of two major distractions off the field, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offered one final chance to cement his legacy of incompetence this season.
At least it’s official
Commercials are as much a part of the Super Bowl as the game itself. But humorist Dave Barry has seen the line and believes we’ve crossed it.
At halftime, headliner Katy Perry entered atop a giant polygonic lion to perform her set. Sadly for Detroit fans, that was the only Lion present at the big game. The Lions are the only NFC team never to make the Super Bowl.
Sounds about right, Anna
As the halftime show progressed, Perry was joined by dancing sharks and beach balls, evocative of a psychedelic cartoon. Many on Twitter noticed, but Anna Kendrick’s reaction summed it up most succinctly.
The More You Know
As Perry’s performance finished, she was hoisted high above the field, with a lit star trailing behind her. Considering that NBC was carrying the game this year, it was hard not to think back to their famous “The More You Know” PSAs, as this Photoshop job illustrates.
At the most crucial moment of the game, with New England leading 28-24 and Seattle driving down to the one-yard line, the Seahawks elected to throw the ball instead of handing it to dominant running back Marshawn Lynch, resulting in the game-ending interception. Playing off the unusually dark Nationwide insurance ad earlier in the game, Twitter had a field day.
There was more fodder to be found by using Lynch’s single-word reaction during a post-game interview earlier this year. It’s hard to think of a more simple, yet accurate way to express what every Seahawk fan must have been thinking at the time.
Monster wins the day
The best brand tweet of the night belonged to job search agency Monster, which cleverly played off of every social media manager’s worst nightmare, in a way that only would have been possible in a close game decided in the final seconds.
On sports and religion
Former Washington National and current Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Haren played off the trope of athletes thanking God after games, particularly that of the Seattle quarterback who made the final gaffe that lost the game.
WASHINGTON — The Super Bowl turned out to be a terrific game. A matchup of each conference’s top team, it had the makings of a classic matchup coming in, but that’s not always how these things turn out. And yet, it lived up to the billing, with the New England Patriots prevailing with an interception at the goal line in the final minute to win, 28-24.
One thing that was never in question — Twitter would be at its peak during the big game. With most eyes in America trained to one event, there was guaranteed to be a comprehensive input from across all walks of American life weighing in on all the action on the field, the commercials and the halftime show.
With that in mind, here were 10 of the best tweets of the night. Did your favorite not make the list? Drop it in the comments below to share it.