Like the four seasons, the sports leagues have all increased their start times and league games later in the calendar year. I remember when the Super Bowl was played on the second Sunday in January, rather than the second Sunday in February.
Some have argued that the NFL should move the Super Bowl to Saturday. Instead, keep the game on Sunday, but since we’re going further into February, spend an extra week that would make the game coincide with President’s Day weekend.
The abandonment of sporting tradition is not without precedent. To wit: The Major League Baseball World Series was, since the game’s genesis, a daytime event in October that has since been banned from late-night television that runs longer than the 11 a.m. news and has bled until November.
Moving the Super Bowl would prompt league suits to change the game’s start time to later in the evening, so the game ends after midnight like MLB baseball. Quick: who won the World Series? What about the March Madness of 2021 that hemorrhaged in April?
A later start time for the Super Bowl would mean more pre-game programming and an extended halftime show that could last from half an hour to a full hour.
The halftime shows of the country’s grand sporting event have gone from G-rated marching bands and twirling cheerleaders to what are now called “voice pornographers”. Enter “Snoop Dog” despite numerous gun and drug arrests, and the notorious “Dr. Dre” featuring Eminem (“Just Don’t Give AF–k”) and Kendrick Lamar (“B–ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”) will take center stage for this year’s “halftime entertainment.”
The rapper’s emergence on the NFL’s biggest stage is sponsored by Pepsi where NBC charges six million dollars for a 30-second commercial. Such an award should not be dismissed so easily, especially for those entrenched in the culture war.
The performers’ title “the art of rap” is as graphic as it is vulgar and racist that not only glorifies rape and violence, but also the killing of police officers. For a brief sample of what is apparently in store for a hundred million people, Snoop Dog and someone named J5 Slap rap the following in the article titled “Police”:
“All you n-like over there,
Take your guns that you use to shoot each other
And start shooting these motherfuckers
That’ll impress a fucking mother like me.
In 21st century America, such degeneracy is considered musical entertainment worthy of the nation’s most pompous stage at the high-flying Super Bowl.
The conservative and previously traditional NFL that once suspended star players Alex Karras and Paul Horning for gambling now plays in Las Vegas full-time and embraces sports betting coast to coast. Additionally, the league jumped on the hip-hop party train as this halftime show was hailed as a momentous advancement for black culture.
I wonder if the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree?
The Blaze was clear and concise writing: “This is not progress. It’s not a great moment in American history, NFL history, or black history. The Super Bowl halftime will be a satanic ritual, a celebration of America’s moral decay.
It’s been well documented how halftime shows have been walking down the porn aisle for over a generation. Lowering the bar is a tradition.
Meanwhile, two American classics “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Huckleberry Finn” have been banned from the Washington state school’s required reading list because both novels contain racial slurs. It’s not new. What if some states block the Super Bowl halftime show citing the same reason such classics have been canceled?
The Super Bowl always unites the nation, which is why the left wants to affix its label to it.
Despite publicizing their end zones with “Stop Hate” and “End Racism,” the NFL is facing a class action lawsuit filed by fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Flores accuses the league of “racist hiring practices that have left the league racially segregated and run like a plantation.”
America is engaged in a far more malignant plague than COVID-19 and it can be found center stage at the Super Bowl.
Greg Maresca is a freelance writer living in Elysburg, Northumberland County.