Does The Super Bowl Really Matter When We Have The Halftime Show?


Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor

On Sunday, February 13, two football teams are going to play a game in hopes of winning some Super Bowl I guess? Not sure how it’s different from a regular bowl, but go off. 

What REALLY matters here is…who’s doing the Super Bowl Halftime Show this year?

Well, we for sure know that rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar will all be in attendance to headline accompanied by R&B singer Mary J. Blige. But who knows if some special guests will pop up during the show as they have in previous years. 

But why is it that on the biggest day in sports that we as a society seem to care more about a 15-minute show than the actual football game? 

The Super Bowl may be an event for sports fans, but the real interest is the halftime show. Seeing all of the performers go all out for their show and seeing the backup dancers just adds so much atmosphere to the show.

As a cheerleader who has been to every school football game in the last three years, it’s safe to say I watch the Super Bowl but not for the reason you may think. To be brutally honest, all those years of being at football games, I still barely understand the sport. All I know is touchdown because that meant it was time to start dancing. 

I literally sit through the whole game on my phone or do random things around my room until the actual halftime show starts. Then after the halftime show, I turn off the Super Bowl and continue on with my normal day. 

However, I need to know…are you watching the Superbowl for the sport, or for the 15-minute halftime show? Safe to say that’ll be the case this year again. I’ll probably apply for some scholarships or do homework with the game in the background until the real show begins