The Carolina Panthers led by Cam Newton were not the only losers on Super Bowl 50 after being dominated by the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning. One group that did not escape online criticism was the rock/pop band Coldplay led by singer Chris Martin.
So which group—the team from Carolina or the band from London—fared worse on Sunday?
CBS SF Bay Area wrote:
“Martin and Coldplay have a good ear for pop hooks and although they try hard, have difficulty commanding a stage as big as this. With the opening “Viva La Vida” and snippet of “Paradise,” they seemed to get lost in their surroundings — the pinwheels of color on the floor of the stage, the young people coming out with violins, the dancers working on the field.”
And of course, social media was quick to react and troll the band’s performance:
Is Coldplay done ruining music and sports yet?
— Horatio Quartzjixler (@Quartzjixler) February 8, 2016
As someone who has been booked as a headliner only to have the audience enjoy other performers more, I deeply relate to Coldplay.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 8, 2016
Singing sheep > Coldplay.
— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) February 8, 2016
And worst for Coldplay, Taraji P. Henson, an American actress/singer tweeted: “Maroon 5 is life to me! #SuperBowl50 #HappyCamper.” The said post was deleted immediately and Henson apologized for the mistake.
As for Newton, the Panthers’ quarterback and newest NFL Most Valuable Player, this was his performance for the night in the 24-10 loss to the Broncos:
265 passing yards on 18-of-41 completions with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception.
And oh, he was sacked SIX TIMES and the new “face of the NFL” just couldn’t handle and adjust to what the Broncos’ defense gave him.
So which was the worse performance in Super Bowl 50?
Newton will most likely bounce back from this disappointing loss and maybe even return to the Super Bowl while Coldplay will release another best-selling album.
Unfortunately for Newton, Coldplay has the easier road to redemption with perhaps an upcoming gig soon.
For the Panthers? They are due for another long NFL season, where even a dominant regular season run is not an guarantee of an NFL title.
Without contest, Super Bowl 50’s bigger loser is Carolina Panthers QB and NFL MVP Cam Newton.
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