The first half of the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on Sunday was a dud.
The Patriots mustered just a 3-0 lead heading into the locker room, the two teams combined for just 69 yards on the ground, the Rams had only 57 total offensive yards and there were eight combined punts in the opening half. The Rams were shut out in the first half for the first time in head coach Sean McVay’s tenure, too.
It was incredibly slow.
So, naturally, Twitter turned elsewhere for entertainment — and had plenty of hilarious ideas about what was more entertaining than the first half of the game.
Even LeBron James got in on the action.
Man where Shams, Woj, Haynes, McMenamin at????…. 🤷🏾♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 4, 2019
Watching these teams score about as many points combined as you did in the 5 weeks you were out rehabbing. https://t.co/GyyCJlAIJE
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 4, 2019
Attending Fyre Festival was a better investment than going to this Super Bowl
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) February 4, 2019
The 100th NFL football commercial was more entertaining then the first half of this Super Bowl.
— Jan Bethea (@JanBethea) February 4, 2019
— Las Vegas Lights FC (@lvlightsfc) February 4, 2019
— Bre (@ItsYourGirlBre) February 4, 2019
Hey @WMPhoenixOpen — you were, by far, more entertaining than the first half of this football game that’s on. 👏
— RBC Heritage (@RBC_Heritage) February 4, 2019
The Celtics-Thunder game earlier today was more entertaining than this Super Bowl.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 4, 2019
The NFL did this just to make Maroon 5 seem more entertaining.
— David Fleming (@FlemESPN) February 4, 2019
There was more yardage gained in that @NFL commercial than the entire first half of the game 😂😂
— tonystarkradio (@tonystarkradio) February 4, 2019
— Kelly Kline (@itskellykline) February 4, 2019
Looks like we weren’t the only ones enthralled by that first half. pic.twitter.com/UxlGTIHb9o
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) February 4, 2019
First half: puppy bowl 1, super bowl 0.
— Adam Playford (@adamplayford) February 4, 2019
Who could’ve possibly imagined that Maroon 5 would have a chance to be more entertaining than the game??? #SuperBowl
— Joe Moody (@moodyforelpaso) February 4, 2019
— Pedro Heizer (@pedroheizer) February 4, 2019
If it’s any consolation prize, though, the halftime show wasn’t any better.
It takes something truly grim to be worse than that #SuperBowl first half. Maroon 5 are it.
— Peter Guy (@Getintothis) February 4, 2019
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