Who Should Sing At The Next Super Bowl?

8 Performers We Need For Super Bowl 54 To Wash The Bland Taste Of Maroon 5 Out

Because let's face it, has anyone been that impressed in the last couple of years?

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While the hype was real around Maroon 5's half-time show, the audience has had a mutual feeling of being let down. Personally, I believe no matter who you bring on, a large group of people is not going to be happy. Half of the world is looking for that Lady Gaga, Beyonce show while the other half wants to hear some good music.

I personally didn't think Maroon 5 did a horrible job. In my opinion, if they would've stuck to traditional concert-type performance, just the band and some good vocals, it would've been much better. Artists are so caught up in trying to put on this lavish production that they lose a sense of authenticity to their performance. The gimmicks were distractions more than anything else.

With that being said, who has what it takes to unite the people and give us a half time show that we all deserve?

1. Ed Sheeran

Glastonbury Festival 2017 - Day 4

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8098413/ed-sheeran-2018-stadium-tour-added-dates

Ed Sheeran is arguably one of the best live performers. His songs are well-known enough to where everyone can find someone to nod their head along to, even if you're not a major fan. Give this man a loop track, a guitar and some cool lights and I think everyone will be pretty dang impressed.

2. Shania Twain

Shania

http://westgateevents.com/events/shania-twain-vegas/

Shania is a legend. Her songs will please all generations and she can put on one hell of a show. Bonus points would be if she brought a horse out like she did in Las Vegas. She did already sing in 2003, but she can come back. We welcome her.

3. Garth Brooks

The 39th Annual CMA Awards - Garth Brooks Performs in Times Square

http://www.megacountry.com/news/1200-megablog-live-links-kris-kristofferson-garth-brooks-121

Staying on the topic of country music, another legend is Garth Brooks. Similar to Ed Sheeran, you should see this guy live. All he needs is a guitar and he can really put on a show you won't want to miss.

4. The Original Cast of Hamilton

Hamilton

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2018/12/28/27-daysHamilton-Pittsburgh-Miranda-musical-theater-Benedum/stories/201812190203

Because... they're amazing. And while there is many things this country does not agree on, I think we all can love Hamilton equally.

5. Rhianna

Rhianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXvyJDqqQec

This iconic queen deserves her spotlight. Plus if she sang 'Love on the Brain', I think I would die.

6. Pink

Pink

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Pink/Pink+Live+At+The+Forum/740T0NZt6d-

If you need a reason why Pink should sing at the Super Bowl, look up a video of her singing live.

7. Taylor Swift

Taylor

https://www.capitalfm.com/artists/taylor-swift/performances/ready-for-it-jingle-bell-ball-2017/

After seeing her Reputation Netflix documentary, I think we all can agree that Taylor deserves her Super Bowl moment.

8. The Bikini Bottom Super Band

Bikini Bottom

https://twitter.com/bigberto0717/status/878398258745356289

They deserve to sing Sweet Victory. We have enough technology to figure this one out, people!

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.
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I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn't sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It's obvious your calling wasn't coaching and you weren't meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn't have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn't your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that's how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “It's not what you say, its how you say it."

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won't even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don't hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That's the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she's the reason I continued to play."

I don't blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn't working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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Will The Seahawks Extend Bobby Wagner?

The star veteran linebacker will turn 29 in June.

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The Seattle Seahawks have made a few notable moves so far in the 2019 NFL offseason. They traded star pass rusher Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for significant draft capital and made quarterback Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in NFL history after his self-imposed April 15 deadline for a contract extension. In addition, they selected Ohio State wide receiver D.K. Metcalf in the 2019 NFL Draft after he surprisingly fell to the 64th overall pick at the end of the second round. However, there are still a few questions to be answered. Most notably, will the Seahawks extend veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner?

Seattle drafted two linebackers in Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven in this year's draft. However, Wagner has been one of the NFL's top linebackers throughout his seven-year career and is considered by many to be the best along with Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Although a versatile player, he is perhaps most known for his elite tackling ability and efficiency in that department. In the 2018 season, he missed only one tackle out of 139 attempts and was given a 139.0 tackling efficiency score from Pro Football Focus, more than double the score of runner-up Jon Bostic. However, he is entering a contract year and approaching his 29th birthday, so Seattle must make a decision on his long-term future.

Wagner is expected to become the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL after being overtaken by five other players of his position since he signed his initial four-year, $43 million contract extension on August 2, 2015. He has been one of the most consistent linebackers in the league and has stayed relatively healthy throughout his career with few character concerns. After Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley set the market for the position with his five-year, $85 million contract, the Seahawks will have to offer a significant amount of dough to their star to keep him. Wagner has stated that he will play the 2019 season as if it is his last in the Emerald City and reports say that he is not keen on taking a hometown discount to stay with the team.

The Seahawks were in a similar situation with veteran safety Earl Thomas last offseason when he held out for a contract extension that paid him his perceived value. We all know how that turned out. Could the same scenario happen with Wagner? All we know for sure is that Seattle has another large decision to make for another veteran star player.

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