Ben Acker

On February 3rd,  the New England Patriots took home yet another win at Super Bowl LIII. But the game itself was not the only thing in the spotlight. The Super Bowl LIII halftime show was large topic of discussion the morning after. Performers at the halftime show included Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Travis Scott.

“I’m not a big fan of any of the artists that performed, said Duxbury resident Ernie S. “But I’m sure there are many people who are.”

The halftime show originally was going to include Rihanna, but the artist turned down the Super Bowl to support Colin Kaepernick, who has been exiled from the NFL after his controversial national anthem protests.

“I don’t care too much for Rihanna’s music, but I support her protesting.” said Junior Jordan A.

Another halftime show that had some fans left disappointed, was when a short clip from the Spongebob Squarepants song, Sweet Victory was played, and then interrupted by Travis Scott.

“I signed the petition,” said senior Ryan J., “and was very disappointed to see that Sweet Victory was only played for a few seconds before being interrupted.”

The song’s cameo goes back a few months ago when Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Spongebob, passed away. A petition was started on Change.org to have the Sweet Victory played at the Super Bowl in Hillenburg’s honor. The petition got over one million signatures, until it was recognized by the NFL.

While some were not satisfied with the cut off, the NHL attempted to make up for it by playing Sweet Victory during one of their games shortly after the Super Bowl.

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