Super Bowl LIII

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Low-Scoring Game Results in Lower Ratings

Relative to the Super Bowl, anyway

(Newser) - A lot of people watched the Super Bowl Sunday night—just not as many as usual, according to early numbers. Deadline reports that preliminary figures suggest the Patriots-Rams game might end up being the lowest-rated game in 10 years. The overnight rating was 44.9, which translates to the percentage... More »

Adam Levine Has Message for His Critics

Thank you, writes Maroon 5 singer

(Newser) - The reviews of the Super Bowl halftime show anchored by Maroon 5 haven't exactly been stellar. "Designed to be forgotten" is the headline of a review at the Atlantic , one voicing a typical sentiment. But lead singer Adam Levine seems to be taking it in stride. "We... More »

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Delivers Epic Surprise

Here are this year's most talked-about ads

(Newser) - The ads provided some much-needed entertainment during the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history —especially a Bud Light ad that took a very dark turn. The ad, set at a medieval jousting match, was "hijacked" by HBO's Game of Thrones to promote its final season, with the skull-crushing... More »

Patriots Win Lowest-Scoring Super Bowl in History

New England defeats Los Angeles Rams 13-3

(Newser) - Not a huge surprise: The Patriots won the Super Bowl again. Bigger surprise: Tom Brady and crew scored just 13 points. It was enough, however, as New England defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII, per NFL.com . It was, in fact, the lowest-scoring game in Super... More »

This Anthem Controversy Is Not What You'd Expect

Gladys Knight's national anthem causes some betting confusion

(Newser) - One of the weirder Super Bowl "prop bets" that takes place is how long the national anthem will last. On Sunday, Gladys Knight's version managed to create controversy, reports the Daily News . The common bet was whether she'd go over 1:50, and Knight sang for 2... More »

Halftime Show Sticks to Music

Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi perform

(Newser) - The Super Bowl halftime show is in the books, without controversy on the stage. Maroon 5 took the stage at Super Bowl LIII, with help from Travis Scott and Big Boi. All three performers kept things politics-free, notes Fox News . "Amid the lights and fire and explosions, the acts... More »

Governors Make Unusual Super Bowl Bet on Own Teams

There's time, not money, on the table

(Newser) - The governors of Massachusetts and California are placing a friendly wager on the outcome of the Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom say they and their staff will volunteer time at a... More »

Amid Super Bowl Flap, a Message From Adam Levine

Maroon 5 singer says he thought hard about halftime show, those angry at him 'will be heard'

(Newser) - "We got you." Per ET.com , that's Adam Levine's cryptic message on what he and Maroon 5 will do Sunday during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, a performance the band is getting a lot of flak for from fans angered by the NFL's treatment... More »

Here's Your (Alleged) 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Act

Maroon 5 will perform at the big game, sources claim

(Newser) - Two sources tell Variety the Super Bowl LIII halftime act has been chosen, and it's Maroon 5. Another source tells Us , "The offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted," while ETOnline says the band is the "frontrunner" to perform. The band itself, fronted... More »

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