As the 2020-2021 NFL season has officially wrapped with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning Super Bowl LV with a breeze on their home field, many are starting to speculate what Tom Brady’s future is in the league. The Buccaneers won 31-9 over the Kansas City Cheifs; the game was lopsided from the first quarter throughout, fans rushed to Twitter claiming the halftime performance by The Weeknd saved the game.
Tom Brady threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, which his go-to target caught Rob Gronkowski (TE) caught two, while the other touchdown being caught by Antonio Brown (WR); while (RB) Leonard Fournette added to the score with a rushing touchdown. The game lacked offence on both sides as the Chiefs were held without a touchdown for the game’s entirety, settling for three field goals. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 270 yards but was picked off twice; the defence ruled the game as both teams did not hold back and forced each quarterback to scramble throughout. The Buccaneers’ defence shut the Chiefs down on crucial third-down attempts as the Chiefs were only successful on three attempts out of 13. While the Chief’s defence was not as successful as the Buccaneers players resorted to trash talking in hopes of a momentum shift, Tyrann Mathieu was the first to target Brady with his words. A side that is not often seen from Brady was shown as he quickly ran after Mathieu to exchange more words throughout the game. The two claimed they apologized to each other after the game over text. Yet Brady got the last laugh out of two as he was awarded his fifth Super Bowl MVP award and winning his seventh Super Bowl, adding to his hall of fame career.
The Weeknd had gained attention throughout the week as reports rose that the performer put in $7 million of his own money for the performance. After the concert concluded, fans quickly rushed to Twitter, claiming this was the best halftime performance to occur. The Weeknd had fire under him as he was recently snubbed of a Grammy nomination for his latest album of “After Hours”. An album that many argued should be considered album of the year, yet the performer had received a cold zero nominations in any category for his latest work. The Weeknd was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and fans hit social media to praise the special moment that occured for a man who was once homeless living on the streets in Toronto. Yet The Weeknd was not the only Toronto native who had a Super Bowl performance, as rapper Drake appeared in a commercial with State Farm Insurance.