What you need to know about the Super Bowl and its halftime show

In a world where every NFL team has a mascot and its own hashtag, it’s hard to get away from the halftime show.

As much as the Superbowl is about celebrating the game, there’s a certain amount of reverence that goes with it.

So why does the halftime showcase always get so much attention?

And why does it always come at a time when the NFL’s biggest star is facing an addiction crisis?

ESPN’s Todd Archer discusses.

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Why the halftime shows are such a big deal The NFL is in a weird place.

Its fans aren’t exactly averse to seeing a lot of the game live, and the halftime schedule doesn’t always include as much action as the big events.

But the league also has a very clear mandate.

“You’re not going to see us play the game for the fans,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said on the eve of the 2010 season.

“We want to make sure we are on the field as much as possible, we’re on the practice field as many as possible and we’re going to do all that we can to make this a good event for our fans.”

So even though the Superdome has hosted its fair share of big events, it has always been the home of the biggest.

“It’s a little bit of a different vibe,” said Jeff Zrebiec, who was the team’s senior vice president of operations until he was fired this year.

“In the past, you would see a couple of players getting a lot in the stadium, but there were no celebrity guests.”

When the Patriots faced the Jets at MetLife Stadium last year, the game was streamed live on ESPN.

But that was before the internet became the most widely used media source.

“They were a little surprised,” Zrebi said.

“The internet had just been in the home locker room.

So when they came into the stadium and were playing, it was like, ‘Wow, this is big.'”


Super Bowls are about spectacle When the Superbowl begins, the stadium lights go out and fans get to sit back and watch the action unfold.

But before the game even starts, the Superfans are lined up for a long-awaited celebrity guest to take the stage.

This time, it is the halftime performer, and it’s not even the biggest star in the world.

This year, Super Bowl 50 is headlined by former NFL star Cam Newton, who’s playing for the Panthers.

The New England crowd was packed, but the NFL didn’t want him to get too loud.

“I was told by the NFL that we shouldn’t be as loud as they wanted,” Newton said.

He then proceeded to perform a couple songs before getting on stage.

“Then I saw the people that were on the outside, the people standing in the street, I was like oh my God, they’re going crazy,” he said.


The NFL isn’t alone in its devotion to the halftime experience In some ways, the NFL is the ultimate underdog in this regard.

For one, its star quarterback, Tom Brady, has battled addiction for most of his career.

He was arrested in 2009 for allegedly abusing his girlfriend and was released in 2015.

In a statement after the arrest, the league explained: “The league takes all reports of domestic violence seriously and has worked to address the issue.

While our league is a family, we respect the rights of our players to express themselves freely and without interference from others.”

In some cases, the commissioner has taken action to protect players from the consequences of substance abuse.

During the 2014-15 season, when Brady was suspended for the first four games of the regular season, Goodell sent a letter to the league saying that he wanted to make clear to the players that they should never let their team down if they wanted to show support for Brady.


Superbowls are a big draw for the Superstars The halftime show is supposed to be a great place for the stars to be seen.

But, like most celebrity events, the show can sometimes feel a little off.

For instance, the biggest stars are usually the biggest fans.

But when the stars don’t make the show, it can be a real hit to the brand.

Last year, a New York Times piece revealed that the Superstar of the Year winner of the 2015 Super Bowl, Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers, had taken drugs during the course of the show.

When Newton got up on stage at the end of the halftime and began singing “I Got the Power,” he looked like a man in denial.

“Just because I’m a star doesn’t mean I have all the answers,” he told reporters.

“There are people who have the answers.”

Newton had a good answer.

“When I say