At least, for Dallas Cowboys fans, this cursed matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs included a hefty dose of Rihanna and the Super Bowl halftime show.
Rihanna’s first live performance in seven years dominated the Twitterverse, and her floating planks, thousands of white-clad dancers, and mid-program Fenty Beauty ad electrified viewers.
Yup. We finally found the one thing Eagles fans won’t boo. Sorry, Dak Prescott.
Was Rihanna pregnant at Super Bowl halftime show?
Twitter began buzzing early about what they perceived to be Rihanna showing off a fresh baby bump during her unveiling atop the halftime show, and the world is still waiting for official confirmation one way or the other.
What we do know is that Rihanna welcomed a baby boy in May with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. Those are the facts. The rest is just speculation about a rapid gestation period.
Needless to say, Princess RiRi had nearly as many fans in the building as either team.
And yes, Adele really was there. And she really looked like this.
Pretty much exactly like the meme.
When the program reached the “Umbrella” sequence, we’d reached the point of no return.
No, Tom Holland didn’t show up to do a lip sync. No, they didn’t bring Jay-Z out (or any other guests). Nick Sirianni still cried, though, and that’s what’s most important.
There was certainly one guest who probably wished he could be out there, but that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
Hopefully, next year it’s Cowboys fans worrying about the Super Bowl halftime show taking too long and throwing off the team’s momentum. Ideally, it’s Cowboys players who get the chance to duck into the locker room next year while watching the other team stay out on the field for the halftime show, knowing exactly how this is about to go.
We’re sick of the Eagles and Chiefs, but long live Rihanna.