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The Super Bowl Is Today And I Don’t Care

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I was having a conversation about the Atlanta Hawks and it segued into talking about the Super Bowl. I completely forgot there is this big game happening today and I don’t care. This wasn’t always the case. For the past five years, I’ve always looked forward to the day. Hanging out with friends enjoying their company while eating on the finest of Super Bowl party hot wings and drinking my fair share of adult beverages. The excitement of the half time performances coupled with the curiosity of the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday was a day filled with football worship and praise.

There won’t be any worship and praise this Super Bowl Sunday. The tired, delayed and through New England Patriots are vying for their sixth championship against the Philadelphia Eagles. At this point, I’d root for the Cleveland Browns to beat the Patriots…so Fly, Eagles, Fly. A lot of people had high hopes for the Jaguars and they blew it. Are we really supposed to believe that the Eagles have a chance? Maybe. Them coming out of the tunnel to Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” just might be the edge they need.

Justin Timberlake is the halftime performer and I’d rather he go back into the woods. Social media was a blaze yesterday over the rumor that Justin was going to perform with a Prince hologram. News travels fast on social media and Twitter wasn’t having it seeing as Prince stated in an 1998 interview that he viewed holograms as demonic. Also, Prince wasn’t a fan of Mr. Timberlake. Back in 2007, Prince did a post-Emmy party last year where he joked, “For whoever is claiming that they are bringing sexy back, sexy never left!”

Black Twitter still hasn’t forgiven Justin for his actions after performing with Janet Jackson during the halftime show fourteen years ago. Janet received all of the backlash and was blackballed for years by the mainstream media. What did Justin do? He dissed Janet and Prince on “Give It To Me,”  singing

Could you speak up and stop mu-mumbling?
I don’t think you came in clear
When you’re sittin’ on the top
It’s hard to hear you from way up here
Now I saw you tryin’ to act cute on TV
“Just let me clear the air…”
We missed you on the charts last week
Damn, that’s right you wasn’t there
Now if se-sexy never left, then why is everybody on my shi-i-it?
Don’t hate on me just because you didn’t come up with it

So you see, this year’s Super Bowl is filled is a lot of nah’s and no’s. If any artist that should be performing at the biggest game of NFL season, it should be Janet Jackson, and at the very least, Justin Timberlake should’ve brought Janet out and atoned for treating her like yesterday’s trash. I’m not sure how his performance is going to go because I won’t be watching. Instead, I’ll be joining in on the Twitter hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay and getting my entire life.

Here’s some Super Bowl performance’s that you can watch in the place of Justin Timberlake’s. I’m just ready for All-Star weekend!


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