Super Bowl Halftime Show

BY KIA TYUS

The announcers for the Super Bowl Half Time Report sounded like they weren’t impressed with the first half of the game, while they were discussing different plays. The announcers voices had emphasizes when they were making key points about the different topics that they were discussing.

Michael Strahan, Howie Long, and Jimmie Johnson did a great job putting the focus on both teams instead of just one.

When discussing the play of Seattle, they started off talking about the incredible Seahawks defense. They keyed out Marshawn Lynch’s sub par performance and talked about what he could do to improve in the second half. They also made a point to acknowledge the play of Russell Wilson. They talked about how he is great at making plays out of broken ones.

When discussing the Broncos, the announcers were not so kind. They first discussed how they thought the game would be closer. Then, they discussed how terrible the offensive line was and how they needed to protect Peyton Manning if they wanted to have a chance to come back. Finally, they talked about how the Broncos as a whole could come back in the game. The announcers almost sounded like a bunch of coaches but that’s probably because they all have been former coaches and players in the NFL.

The announcers also knew the history of the Super Bowl pointing out that the only other time a team had been shut out in the first half of the Super Bowl was the Indiana Colts and The Baltimore Ravens. The Colts were shut out 10-0 at the end of the first half.

During the half time show they also took a point to promote a movie and praise Bruno Mars halftime performance. This was interesting to me because they didn’t just focus on football the entire time. They also acknowledged the other activities and upcoming events that were happening.

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The Richard A. Maxwell Sport Media Project is a hub for teaching, research, and service related to sport media. The Project benefits students and faculty at Bowling Green State University, and offers outreach and media consulting to area and regional groups that work with student-athletes. Through collaborative efforts of the Sport Management program and the School of Media and Communication, BGSU students have the opportunity to learn such skills as sports writing, reporting, broadcasting, announcing, public relations, media relations, communication management and production. Faculty and other scholars have access to resources about the commercial and sociological aspects of sport.

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