Super Bowl LVIII - Fun and Football

Sunday February 11, 2024

We arrive at Super Bowl Sunday with excitement for everyone. This is a unifying event not only for the US - but for people in other countries who join together to have fun - taking us away from the chaos of reality.

Industry experts expect this year's Super Bowl to be the largest sports betting day in American history, with more than 67 million people wagering on the event. I bet on the Chiefs because of Mahomes - but also on the energies of Taylor and Travis. I was told the 'money on the street' is on the 49ers so we shall see as the excitement builds and the odds change.

Super Bowl LVIII had to be one of the most exciting games I've seen in Super Bowl history and I've seen them all. CBS announced that this was the most watched TV moment of all time with 123.4 million viewers.

The broadcast opened with Frank Sinatra singing "My Way" - his image projected inside and outside the Sphere. It was an homage to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack who helped make Vegas what it is today.

It took back me to personal memories

Ellie and Carl - The Cheerleader and the Quarterback

The Game

Congratulations to superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs who came from behind at half time to a second-half comeback with some late heroics in overtime as Mahomes threw a touchdown to beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.

I knew going in that the energies were with Mahomes who earned his third Super Bowl MVP going 34-of-46 passing for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception resulting in a 99.3 passer rating.

It felt like the magical energies of former quarterback Tom Brady when he led his team to comeback victories. I used to blog that Brady was moving time and energy to get the job done. I saw it again with Mahomes last night.

Mahomes earned his third Super Bowl MVP going 34-of-46 passing for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception resulting in a 99.3 passer rating.

The Chiefs became the first NFL team in 19 years to win back-to-back Super Bowls with a third Super Bowl triumph in five seasons - cementing the league's modern-day dynasty. The championship also elevates Mahomes - a remarkable 15-3 in the playoffs in his six-year career - into elite company. He's now one of five quarterbacks in league history to win at least three Super Bowls, joining Tom Brady (seven), Joe Montana (four), Terry Bradshaw (four) and Troy Aikman (three). Aikman and Mahomes, 28, are the only ones of the group to win three before their 30th birthday - quite an accomplishment.

When I bet on the Chiefs it was about Mahomes' energies combined with those of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift - that set fans into a frenzy at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas and at home.

I loved the camera shots of Taylor sitting with Blake Lively cheering on the Chiefs.

Travis and Kelce

Don't bet on Travis and Kelce's relationship lasting. It's fun and romantic in the moment. Their careers will ultimately take them in different directions, and each will find another partner in the future. Fans want Taylor to finally find her man - not sing about Travis as another one of her break up songs. Their relationship represents the highs of falling in love accompanied by success.

I don't see it lasting due to many factors including career scheduling as both are married to their work - and Travis wanting to always be the center of attention combined with his apparent rage disorder. They are both riding on a high at the peaks of their careers - making love and money.

Videos on Monday showed them partying till dawn with other members of the team - and at a club with her parents. The first time I saw Travis's mother, Donna interviewed, I could see her hesitancy about their relationship though she only had positive things to say. She knows her son and his issues.

Patrick and Brittany

Family time post game ... In the past it was about watching Tom Brady and Giselle's kids growing up each year. We now switch to Patrick Mahomes, his wife Brittany and their two adorable babies.

Brittany made the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a few weeks ago wearing a stunning red swimsuit. This season she was sometimes shown at the games with Taylor Swift.

The Halftime Show With Usher

Usher and company will best be remembered for performing on roller skates. Watch the Halftime Show

Many had hope Justin Bieber would perform as Usher was his mentor. Cameras showed Justin dancing in a private box with his wife, Hailey Baldwin, but he wasn't up to performing just yet. In 2022 he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type 2 and that half of his face was paralyzed. All of autoimmune diseases are a result of emotional problems that become a cumulative over the years particularly anxiety and depression. It's the body saying it needs to rest.

My favorite Super Bowl performances from past years go to Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry, and several others which takes us to the Commercials .

The Commercials

Beyonce's new album "act ii" plus two singles drops March 29, 2023 featuring country music - "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages". Taylor Swift's new album - "The Tortured Poets Department" - drops April 19, 2024.

Beyonce promoting her new album

Favorite Commercial

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

Alien adventures directed by Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's ad may have been inspired by Ronald Reagan's 1987 speech before the United Nations. "Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world."

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