Temptations Super Bowl Halftime Show


Following an owner’s meeting that was held in Honolulu on October 26, 1993, Super Bowl XXXII was awarded to San Diego.

Super Bowl XXXII was played between the AFC’s Denver Broncos and NFC’s Green Bay Packers on January 28, 1998, at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California to decide which team would be crowned champions of the 1997 football season.

This was an exceptionally closely contested game that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats. The Broncos had taken a 17-7 lead by the second quarter by converting two turnovers; however, by halftime, the Packers had reduced this to 17–14. In the second half of the game, the Packers maintained an even performance with the Broncos and, with 13:32 remaining on the clock, the game was tied. Both teams went into defensive mode until the Broncos’ Terrell Davis got a break and scored a touchdown with 1:45 remaining on the clock.

Davis, who had been suffering from a migraine that forced him to miss the majority of the second quarter, was named MVP. During his time on the field, he had managed to run 157 yards, catch two passes for 8 yards, and score three touchdowns.

Final Score: Green Bay Packers (NFC) – 24 Vs. Denver Broncos (AFC) – 31
Date: January 25, 1998
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
MVP: Terrell Davis, Running back
Favorite: Packers by 11
Referee: Ed Hochuli
Attendance: 68,912

Pregame: A celebration of music and history of California. Performances by The Fifth Dimension, Lee Greenwood and members of the Beach Boys. Phil Hartman narrated the show
Anthem: Jewel (American Sign Language performance by Phyllis Frelich)
Coin Toss: Joe Gibbs, Eddie Robinson, and Doug Williams
Half time: Boyz II Men/Smokey Robinson/Martha Reeves/Temptations/Queen Latifah.
Halftime theme: Salute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary
Halftime set:

  • “Get Ready” (The Temptations)
  • “I Can’t Help Myself” (The Temptations)
  • “The Tracks of My Tears” (Smokey Robinson)
  • “My Girl” (The Temptations with Smokey Robinson)
  • “Heat Wave” (Martha and the Vandellas)
  • “Paper” (Queen Latifah)
  • “Motownphilly” (Boyz II Men)
  • “A Song for Mama” (Boyz II Men)
  • “Dancing in the Street” (all artists joined by GSU Marching Band)