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How the Super Bowl Half-Time Show Became a Spectacle Within a Spectacle

A traditional half-time show is commonly held in most of the major sports in the United States, but none are as much of a global spectacle as the one held at the annual Super Bowl – the deciding NFL league championship game of the season, which takes place each year in February. 

What is the Super Bowl?

This is the final match in the calendar of the National Football League; this match pits the winner of the AFC (American Football Conference) and the NFC (National Football Conference) against each other for gridiron supremacy. The winner is that season’s NFL champion. 

The NFL ‘SB’ has been called this since 1996 after it replaced what used to be called the NFL Championship Game. It’s usually played on the second Sunday in February, and the next one, numbered LIX, is scheduled for February 9, 2025. 

Who will win the Super Bowl in 2025?

The quickest, easiest, and most accurate way to find out which NFL team will most likely come out on top next year at LIX would be to check the latest NFL odds. For example, at the time of writing, you are currently looking at the latest average odds:

  • Odds-on favorite team to win LIX outright: San Francisco 49ers. They have a 15.40% implied probability rate (IPR) of winning.
  • Second odds-on favorite team to win LIX outright: Kansas City Chiefs. They have a 13.30% IPR of winning the title.
  • Third odds-on favorite team to win LIX outright: Baltimore Ravens. With a 9.50% IPR, they’re a little way behind the 49ers and the Chiefs but still have an outside chance of being victorious.

Don’t forget that betting on the favorite doesn’t always guarantee you will win. The underdogs can just as easily win and upset the odds and don’t forget that these odds are subject to change throughout the season. 

Why is it such a spectacle?

There are many reasons why the Super Bowl intermission has become the spectacle it is. Firstly, the NFL chiefs implement a strict vetting process to ensure the setlist is family-friendly, meaning everyone can watch. 

Secondly, they invite some of the world’s most prominent singers, rappers, and musicians of the time. In fact, it has become a major platform for these stars and can help elevate their status in pop culture even further. 

A broad range of technological developments have also helped enhance the spectacle, with better pyrotechnic displays, carefully crafted stage designs, and huge LED screens and epic sound systems around the stadium. 

Major sports broadcasters have also made the event more accessible than ever to audiences across the globe. People in other countries can now watch the live-streamed action in 4K Ultra HD quality from their desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, smart TVs, and tablets. 

The half-time performance transcends sports and is widely enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. 

Some of the biggest superstars to have put in the most unforgettable performances over the past 15 years are Michael Jackson, Usher, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Beyoncé, Rhianna, Cold Play, and Katy Perry, to name a few. 

Who Would You Like to Perform in the Halftime Show of the Next Super Bowl?

It’s still too early to say who might perform at LIX, but some people have hinted that it could be Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam, or the Foo Fighters. Whoever performs will undoubtedly create another unforgettable spectacle for everyone to enjoy.