The New England Patriots suffered another disappointing loss to the New York Giants in their Super Bowl rematch last night in Indianapolis.
The Giants, having won the past six consecutive games, ended the night with a final score of 21-17, giving the franchise it’s fourth Super Bowl title. This win places MVP Eli Manning, one win over his brother Peyton at his home stadium.
The game started off to what may have been viewed as a slow start, but the third and fourth quarters heated up with a nail biter when Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots turned over the first and only interception of the night for the New York Giants. The winning score was a six-yard run by Ahmad Bradshaw with 57 seconds left in the game, as he slow motioned and "fell" into the end zone. Other breakthrough players included Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Jason Pierre-Paul.
The half-time performance featured a flawless 53-year-old Madonna, who did not disappoint with her electrifying set. Her show featured Nicki Minaj, M-I-A, LMFAO and Cee-Lo. She performed hits such as "Like A Prayer," "Vogue," "Music" and Madonna’s new single "Give Me All Your Luvin." The performance featured tightrope walkers, a marching band, acrobatic dancers, soldiers and concluded with one final message: "WORLD PEACE."
In a situation very reminiscent of the Janet "malfunction" several years ago, NBC did not catch M-I-A giving the finger during the halftime performance. They went on to release the following statement: "We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime. It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late."
Say what you want, but Madonna delivered a captivating performance from beginning to end, sparking immediate commentary all over the blogosphere. According to Twitter, "Madonna’s performance during the Super Bowl’s halftime show saw an average of 8,000 Tweets per second for five minutes."
In addition to the game and performances, most tuned into the game to watch multi million dollar commercials—the "best" and most memorable coming from Doritos, Fiat, Samsung, Budweiser, Chevy, GoDaddy.com and E*Trade.
In 2013, Super Bowl 47 will take place in the Big Easy; New Orleans, Louisiana.
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