WHAT DID YOU MISS IN 2016?
In 2012, Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner announced that the NFL intended for the 50th Super Bowl to be a spectacular event to mark the competition’s 50th year. Six cities participated in the bidding process:
• Arlington, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
• New Orleans, Louisiana (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
• Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium)
• Miami Gardens, Florida (Sun Life Stadium)
• Seattle, Washington (CenturyLink Field)
• Los Angeles, California (Stadium Unknown)
Los Angeles’ bid had been dependent on a team relocating to the Los Angeles area by the date of site selection. This never happened, so they were ruled out of Super Bowl 50 and put forward for consideration for the following year’s event. Of the remaining five, the league eventually narrowed down the choice to three cities: New Orleans, Miami, and Santa Clara. Eventually, it became a contest between Miami and Santa Clara. However, Miami’s bid fell at the last hurdle due to the Florida legislature refusing to approve the funding plan, and the gig was awarded to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The 2016 Super Bowl was played on February 7, 2016, at the Levi’s Stadium in what transpired to be one of the most defensive Super Bowl games in the history of the NFL. The Broncos secured themselves an early lead and never relinquished it. Denver managed to rack up seven sacks, forcing three turnovers, while Carolina attempted to keep the pace with five sacks and forced two turnovers.
Von Miller of the Denver Broncos was named the Super Bowl most valuable player, and the game also marked the last game in Peyton Manning’s career.
The 2016 Super Bowl was played between AFL champions the Denver Broncos and the NFL Champions the Carolina Panthers.
Date: February 7, 2016
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
MVP: Von Miller, Linebacker
Favorite: Panthers by 5.5
Referee: Clete Blakeman
Final Score: 10-24
Pre-game: Sam Hunt, Seal, Armed Forces Chorus
Anthem: Lady Gaga
Coin Toss: Joe Montana
Half Time: Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars
Coldplay produced a dazzling performance in partnership with Beyonce and Bruno Mars at the 2016 Super Bowl.
2016 Super Bowl Half-Time Entertainment Set List
Viva la Vida
Adventure of a Lifetime
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson song with Bruno Mars Performed by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)
Formation (Beyoncé song with Beyoncé)
Up&Up (Performed with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars)
However, it was Lady Gaga’s performance of the national anthem that really stole the show, with many spectators comparing it to Whitney Houston’s iconic 1991 rendition.
Super Bowl weekend proved to be as much about partying as it was about football. MAXIM x Bootsy Bellows threw an amazing party that figured A$AP Rocky together with a special performance by Lil Wayne. Rolling Stone didn’t disappoint with the likes of Avicii, Elle King, and Travis Scott strutting their stuff. Hosted by Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers
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