Super Bowl 53, AKA The Big Game, AKA the biggest night in advertising, AKA the triannual Tom Brady coronation, was a total snoozefest. It was the second-lowest-scoring first half in Super Bowl history, with the New England Patriots going into halftime with a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Rams. By comparison, the second half was the greatest show on turf, ending with a 13-3 Pats victory. On top of it all, the halftime show performer was in flux after several potential artists (including Rihanna and Pink) reportedly refused to perform over the NFL's alleged blackballing of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Travis Scott in particular faced pressure to back out, but eventually he took the stage with Maroon 5 and Atlanta native Big Boi, while the #ImWithKap hashtag floated around Twitter.
The final scoreline may have been relatively close, but the game left a lot to be desired. Nevertheless, we cobbled together the few memorable moments, which you'll try to erase from your memory because they remind you of that Sunday you wasted four hours watching one of the most boring NFL games of the season.