This Will Be the Best Super Bowl Halftime Show of All-Time

Super Sunday will soon be upon us and with it, quite possibly the most epic big game halftime show of all time. February 13, 2022 will see Super Bowl LVI kickoff at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA when the Los Angeles Rams “host” the Cincinnati Bengals at their home venue. We’ll see what happens in the game itself, but of one thing we can be certain- the halftime show is going to be legendary.

The approximately 12 minute set will feature: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. According to NFL.com, “collectively, these artists have been awarded 43 Grammys and have created 22 No. 1 Billboard albums. Eminem heads the list with 15 Grammy awards while Kendrick Lamar has 13, Mary J. Blige 9 and Dr. Dre has 7.

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Much like the game itself, the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show has also inspired prop betting and at sports betting NJ you can learn all about the details. Every Super Bowl brings a lot of fascinating prop bets, on the halftime show and even the National Anthem. This one is no different.

You can wager on who will perform first and the odds look like this: Mary J. Blige +170, Kendrick Lamar +255, Snoop Dogg +355, Dr. Dre +505 and Eminem +595.

If that order holds, then Slim Shady/Marshall Mathers/Eminem is essentially the “headliner,” and that would make perfect sense given the stats above, pertaining to his career trophy case. 

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And this is probably the preferred order for Xennials, a term to describe so-called geriatric millenials or younger members of Generation X, as this is truly “our music.”

For our kids, nieces, nephews, the Gen Zs, now you’ll get to see what we rocked out to, “back in our day.” Dr. Dre “The Chronic” was the first album I ever bought, and this was the LP that introduced the world to Snoop Doggy Dogg. Eminem was the soundtrack of my college and graduate school years. Mary J. Blige was the background music for my high school years. 

This will mark the first time that five different artists will grace the Super Bowl stage together, and that in itself is historical, but this show will be about so much more than that.

True hard core hip-hop is coming to the Super Bowl for the first time, and it’s West Coast Gangsta Rap, G-funk in its finest form.

The L.A. Rams are playing at home, as are Dre (Compton) and Snoop (Long Beach). And they have Dre’s mentor, Shady, playing with them. As we learned from “Nuthin But a G Thang, “Compton and Long Beach together now you know you in trouble.”

It’s going to be the greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show of all time. I grew up watching Super Bowls in which the halftime show was often the bands of yesteryear, our parents’ music, geared towards the previous generation.

Now, for us middle-agers, it’s finally our turn. It’s really hard to believe that these albums from my youth are all well over two decades old now!

Paul M. Banks is the owner/manager of The Bank (TheSportsBank.Net) and author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America,” as well as “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry.”

He has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated and the Chicago Tribune, and co-hosts the After Extra Time podcastFollow him on Twitter and Instagram

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