The 2018 Super Bowl is just around the corner and there are plenty of things for everyone to be excited about. The Super Bowl food! The Super Bowl commercials! The Super Bowl sports! And of course, my sweet internet child, the Super Bowl memes. Who doesn’t love to kick back, relax, and root for their favorite sports meme? (Yes, hi, hello. That was my one, self-allotted sports pun. I hope I used it wisely.)
Regardless of whether the team you are rooting for wins or loses, or whether you favorite team is playing at all, we can all find a bit of joy in a meme-able sports moment. Before we delve into some funny tweets and memes to gear you up for Super Bowl LII, let’s take a walk down Super Bowl meme-ory lane. (Oops, sorry. I lied about only making one pun.)
Last year, Lady Gaga blessed us with an exceptionally meme-worthy Super Bowl halftime show. She descended from on high! She caught a football! She did a mic drop then jumped into who knows where! It was a performance of epic proportions, murdering the internet and then resuscitating the internet back to life again. Not that anyone would expect anything less from Queen Gaga herself.
During the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show, Beyoncé reminded us that she is, in fact, Beyoncé, forever defying gravity and never, ever falling. Katy Perry’s 2015 Super Bowl performance was essentially a meme brought to life. She literally flew across the stadium on a “The More You Know”-esque star.
Of course, it is virtually illegal to talk about Super Bowl memes without paying proper homage to our beloved Left Shark. Bryan Gaw, the man behind the genius that is Left Shark, recently gave a lighthearted and uplifting interview with NPR, reminding us once again why we so badly needed Left Shark in the first place.
This Super Bowl's memes and tweets had a lot to live up to, but you better believe they delivered. And if you are looking for ones that are truly epic, here are some of the best the internet has to get you started.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?