What to Expect From This Years Super Bowl Halftime Show

What to Expect From This Years Super Bowl Halftime Show

Will controversy also take the stage?

Lady gaga is expecting to blow the audience away in her upcoming Halftime show at the Super Bowl. She is known to pull out big tricks in her performances just like at the past VMA's where she either dressed like a man or had frequent outfit changes. There is also something else that people are speculating about and that is whether or not she will bring politics up when she takes the stage.

Lady Gaga does not hold anything back when it comes to pleasing an audience. She has gone to a lot of extremes, but states that she has meaning to her outfits. For example, she said her meat dress was her form of commenting on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" which was a policy that discharged openly gay soldiers. She stated "dead meat, is dead meat, and if you are willing to die for your country, then your sexuality should not matter. The fact of the matter is that someone is not gay and dead, nor are they straight and dead, they are just dead." Although it looks like Gaga will pull out all the stops and make a statement this Super Bowl Sunday, it seems as though the NFL may be putting a stop to her doing this. According to TMZ, the NFL has spoken to Gaga and told her to not mention Trump or any other political topic during her performance. If this is true, will she abide by the guidelines they have set for her?

TMZ as also contacted people who work for the NFL and they have denied limiting or setting boundaries for her performance. The Grammy award winning singer has said little about what songs she will sing, but has stated that her Halftime show will bring people together and that she has been planning it since she was 4. There is also a rumor that she plans to do part of the performance on the stadium's roof. According to CBS, this show might be the most expensive when it comes to production value. I guess we will have to wait and see what the Grammy Award winner pulls this Sunday.

What other controversies have artists dealt with during their Halftime show?

This incident is often referred to as "nipplegate." In 2004, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson took the stage for the halftime show. During this performance, Timberlake accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's breast when trying to rip off a piece of her clothing for the performance. This lead for the FCC to fine CBS $550,000 which was taken to the supreme court.

In 2012, Madonna took the stage and performed her recent single at the time, "Give me All Your Love." Along with her were the two women featured in the song, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Things were going great until M.I.A stuck her middle finger to the camera. A sudden outburst of anger burst from the media and the NFL apologized. The NFL then sued M.I.A for $16.6 million dollars.

In the most recent Halftime show, Coldplay headlined and they also featured Bruno Mars and Beyonce. Beyonce slayed when she performed and it also came with a message. Her and her back up dancer's outfits were apparently a tribute to the black panthers. Apparently, her performance was a commentary on the police brutality that is happening in America. Although, I am surprised people did not see this coming since she is an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. The performance, as well as the outfits, were on point, in my opinion.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.


Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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