The Super Bowl is synonymous with scandal. There have been few years where the game has not been overshadowed by some anomaly of an event. This year everyone will be on the lookout for all of the happenings and latest gossip surrounding this game. With all of the political figures and celebrities attending this event, the commercials and the game are not going to be the only thing everyone is keeping an eye on.
The unfortunate events that have plagued this beloved sporting event are wide in range.
There have been football players like Max McGee and Brett Farve who have admitted to heavy drinking the night before subsequently playing the big game while hungover.
Bengals player Stanley Wilson was discovered using a “white powdery” substance in his hotel bathroom. This was after abruptly leaving a team meeting and not returning.
In 2004, Janet Jackson had her now famous “wardrobe malfunction” referred to as “Nipgate.”
In 2007 the Patriots were caught taking videos of the Jets defensive signals during their open week matchup, which was the controversial “Spygate” debacle. In 2015, the Patriots would again be in the spotlight for another scandal in which Tom Brady was accused of deflating the ball, this was the infamous “Deflategate.”
This year there is not one person who will be watching that is not expecting something off kilter to happen. It is the current norm for us as a society now. If it happens almost every year then “I want a front row seat,” are the thoughts of all of us watching.
Lady Gaga will be the headlining act for the half-time show and will be joined by Tony Bennett. Her stage presence and theatrics alone are worth tuning into the game. She has assured the network that there will be no wardrobe malfunctions and everything will go off without a hitch. After all, She has been planning to perform at this event since she was a small child. Luke Bryan will be singing the National Anthem.
Controversy plagues the Super Bowl, and while we all hope everything goes smoothly, one can never be sure it will. The Super Bowl has always appealed to the masses. Some watch it for the sport, some for the commercials, and some to see what scandals will be talked about the next morning.