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6 essential things you need to know about the Super Bowl

… even if you think you don’t care

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The New England Patriots won

They won 28-24 to take their fourth Super Bowl title.

Tom Brady (Gisele’s fella) threw four touchdowns and was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) for the game. It’s his third Super Bowl MVP award.

Super Bowl Football Source: Kathy Willens

The Seahawks made a balls of things at the end

In a move that Sports Illustrated called “the most astounding play call in NFL history”, the Seahawks essentially gave the game away when they were in a position to take a three point lead.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has taken the blame for the call, and explained his reasoning.

Seahawks player Doug Baldwin pretended to take a shite after scoring a touchdown

And he received a penalty for his troubles.

Super Bowl Football Source: Matt Slocum

Sharks were the stars of the half time show

Move over Katy Perry, it was the dancing sharks who got all the glory, even the guy on the left who didn’t know the moves.

The halftime show also featured Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott, four costume changes, and an animatronic lion.. all in just 12-and-a-half minutes.


Super Bowl Football Source: Matt York

Source: iKhoStyle7i/YouTube

The half time ads were for…

Budweiser, Dove, NoMore.org, Always, Snickers, Newcastle, Microsoft, T Mobile (featuring Kim Kardashian), Esurance (featuring Bryan Cranston, Lindsay Lohan), NBC’S Nascar (featuring Nick Offerman), Pizza Hut, Jurassic World, Chevrolet, Toyota, Turbo Tax, Game of War (featuring Kate Upton), BMW, Skittles, Lexus, Nationwide (featuring Mindy Kaling), Terminator: Genisys, Coca Cola, Avocados from Mexico, Furious 7, Doritos, Nissan, Weight Watchers, Weather Tech, McDonald’s, Discover, Squarespace (featuring Jeff Bridges), Pitch Perfect 2, Domestic violence PSA, Skechers, Geico, Sprint, Clash of Cans (featuring Liam Neeson), Jeep, Ted 2, NFL (featuring Britney Spears), Mophie, Loctite, Bud Light, Mercedes Benz, Fifty Shades of Grey, Wix.com, Victoria’s Secret, Heroes Charge.

Source: Esurance/YouTube

There was a fella there in a Cavan jersey

He was in the dear seats too. $10,000 apparently.


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