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'SpongeBob' Fans Are Ropeable Over The Super Bowl's Paltry 15-Second Tribute

'SpongeBob' Fans Are Ropeable Over The Super Bowl's Paltry 15-Second Tribute

He thanked the universe for the opportunity, his fans, as well as addressed his haters/critics by thanking them for "pushing us to do better".

Fans were especially hoping to see the tribute in the form of a reference to "Sweet Victory", a song which is performed by SpongeBob and friends in an arena, making it ideal for the Super Bowl. "We look to have a good time". However, they've shown no indication that they plan to get political during their performance. The reactions were, you might say, "mixed" - and the ire was directed at lead singer Adam Levine, who was copping it from all angles. All of which, paired with Adam's bold nipple reveal during Maroon 5's SB performance caused fans to take to Twitter to express their outrage over what many deemed a double standard.

Maroon 5 ran through some of their biggest career hits, including earlier songs like "Harder to Breathe" (2002), "This Love" (2002), and "She Will Be Loved" (2002), and more recent ones like "Moves Like Jagger" (2010) and "Sugar" (2014). However, following controversy surrounding the NFL and American Football player Colin Kaepernick, rumours and fears the band may cancel their performance have surfaced ahead of Sunday, February 3.

The Super Bowl halftime show always creates an "insatiable urge to hate a little bit", Levine told Entertainment Tonight. The musical interlude was headlined by Maroon 5, with appearances by Travis Scott and Big Boi.

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Travis Scott performs during the Super Bowl halftime show.

"No one thought about it more than I did", said Levine.

I even liked some recent ones: Lady Gaga's 2017 set wasn't boring, I didn't dislike Justin Timberlake's one from past year as much as a lot of people did and I thought Beyoncé's 2016 performance of "Formation" was the sly and timely political commentary this country needed before everything went to hell.

It was supposed to be the exclamation point to Maroon 5's performance, but that came earlier in their set when Levine was joined by a drumline and local gospel choir on stage for the band's latest hit Girls Like You.

It would have been great if at least one of the artists featured in the halftime show would have done at least a short part of "Sweet Victory", but that's not how it turned out.


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