Two days out from Super Bowl LVI, we have been programmed by the left-stream media to “know” the 2022 hip hop extravaganza was the greatest Super Bowl halftime performance in history. NFL broadcaster Al Michaels told Eminem, the only kneeler among Super Bowl headliners, he’s the “best in show.” Also, Time magazine’s Cady Lang called the halftime spectacle “electrifying” and a “love letter” to the City of Los Angeles. More than 100 million watched the Super Bowl. What a success!
Wait. Not all are buying this. Mara Schiavocampo, of ABC News, has out-flanked her fellow left-streamers. She appeared on CNN Monday morning to complain that the NFL and Jay-Z, who puts these rap shows together for the league, missed a golden opportunity.
“It was a good night for hip-hop (Dr. Dre, left, and Snoop dog, right, in above photo) … [but] it was a bad day for the movement. Because the NFL was able to successfully use black performers to distract black audiences from the issues that are important to them without making any meaningful change,” Schiavocampo said, adding:
All the problems that the NFL has been accused of are still there. They know that they have a PR problem. The reason we know they have a PR problem is because they put all this diversity in front of the camera.
Now that’s a good thing. All of these black performers deserve those opportunities and should be showcased, but that is not enough. What Brian Flores is fighting for. What Colin Kaepernick was robbed of his economic opportunity in the NFL and that is what they consistently refuse to make changes on.
Additionally, Lang rated Eminem’s dropping to a knee during the national anthem and the “celebration of Dr. Dre’s 3 decades of hip hop” (without acknowledging his long violent history of abusing black women) among the best parts of the halftime show. Her worst recollection was the omission of rapper Kendrick Lamar’s rallying cry against police brutality.
Lang also claimed the first all-hip hop lineup was an effort by the NFL “to connect with fans and artists who felt alienated by the league’s stance on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem demonstration against police brutality and racial injustice.”
Fact-checking pause: Kaepernick, who blew off an NFL tryout in 2019, used his disgusting anthem protests in the 2016 season as a springboard to a lucrative career as a professional race-baiter. One who’s bank-rolled by a Nike endorsement, Netflix and ESPN documentaries and other sources of big money. Yet he’s often portrayed by knuckleheads like Jemele Hill and now, Schiavocampo, as a poor, unemployed cast-off.
Recently fired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Flores filed a blockbuster lawsuit recently against the NFL, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Miami claiming he is the victim of employment discrimination. Oh, wait – this just in. His lawsuit machine has cranked out yet another legal complaint against the Houston Texans. Flores was a finalist for the Texans’ head coaching job, but they hired the black Lovie Smith while the interview process was still active.
What to conclude? The NFL is now annually peddling rap at the intermission of its marquee event. It just featured Snoop Dogg, rated No. 2 all-time among hardcore gangsta rappers by one source, and Dr. Dre, ranked No. 6 by another source. Kendrick Lamar, who, in 2013, released a song with lyrics threatening to murder his rap rivals, was also on stage Sunday. It’s all so fitting for the National “Felons” League, which saw the former child-beater Adrian Peterson arrested again Sunday, at LAX for yet another episode of domestic violence.
With NFL arrests practically a weekly thing, it’s appropriate that Super Bowls also feature questionable talent on the big halftime stage as well.