The most-watched television event in the United States arrived on Sunday evening: the Super Bowl.Millions upon millions of Americans got together with family and friends to eat pizza and chicken wings, make bets, tune in for the funniest or most controversial commercials, and watch Lady Gaga’s halftime show performance. Oh,and some people also wanted to see the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons compete for a trophy. With so many people watching one event, Super Bowl memes and jokes inevitably flooded the internet.
The hashtags #SuperBowl and #Falcons, as well as the terms “Gaga” and “Patriots,” had each been tweeted over half a million times before the game had even started. President Trump stirred the pot during an interview with Bill O’ Reilly preceding the pregame by predicting that the Patriots would beat their rivals by eight points. Speculation of what to expect from Lady Gaga’s performance — with conservatives like Tomi Lahren begging her to keep it politics-free and Katy Perry/Gaga fans ready to keep the artists’ “feud” alive —was rife.
There was no shortage of material for everyone ready to keep up with the night’s action on Twitter and Facebook. And, sure enough, the internet did not disappoint.
1. Harry Potter Fans Will Relate
2. It's All About The Food
The game comes second.
3. Not The Greatest
But we'll give him a break.
4. The Disrespect...
Where is the moment of silence for the Bowling Green Massacre? #Superbowl— Robin Thede (@robinthede) February 5, 2017
How could this American tragedy go unmentioned?
George H.W. Bush: Sorry, I can't come to inauguration. I'd rather lay in bed.— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) February 5, 2017
George H.W. Bush: TURN UP AT THE #SUPERBOWL
I support him.
This would be an understandable choice. But, to be fair, he was actually in the hospital during Trump's swearing in.
6. Referee Trump
Executive order memes continued to prove their awesomeness throughout the game.
7. What Game?
8. No Doubt
Man, Trump is gonna have a lot of commercials to tweet about tonight. #SuperBowl— Travon Free (@Travon) February 6, 2017
We all know they're coming.
9. Spicer Keeps Bringing Those Facts
10. President's Prediction Wasn't Looking Good
Patriots fans: jones won't be a factor...— Austin Humphreys (@Mrhumphreys23) February 6, 2017
The Patriots didn't get off to a great start, trailing the Falcons by 14 points one hour into the game. Being behind was not a common occurrence for this team.
11. Sweet Moves
Can't deny it looks impressive.
12. Lady Gaga Dangling
Lady Gaga covered more ground on the field than the Patriots. #SuperBowl— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) February 6, 2017
Patriots fans had to be suffering throughout the game.
14. How Do People Make These So Fast?
Video editing in the middle of the game?
15. Sad Tom Brady
no relatable meme needed. this is a sad af tom brady. pic.twitter.com/dIIEAC4wtU— whitney (@its_whitney) February 6, 2017
16. And Again...
That feeling when maybe Lady Gaga has better hand-eye coordination than you. pic.twitter.com/cLFX2285ym— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 6, 2017
17. Too True
Especially on Super Bowl Sunday. It should be Super Bowl Saturday.
Gaga being an overachiever again.
19. #Deflategate Back Again
Tom Brady: All you need is a 2nd half comeback— Kermit 🐸 (@SAVAGEKERMlT) February 6, 2017
Inner Tom Brady: Deflate the balls pic.twitter.com/yA7A3447Zg
This will never stop haunting Tom Brady.
20. Seriously, Never.
The Tom-deflating-balls jokes are just too funny.
21. When Things Started Turning Around
The Patriots' comeback got everybody all tense.
22. America's Learned Its Lesson
Tom Brady could still win the electoral. #SuperBowl— Betty F*ckin' White (@BettyFckinWhite) February 6, 2017
Anything can happen.
23. When You're Winning
People are way too creative.
24. Just Goes To Show...
You should never get comfortable just because you're in the lead.
The 2017 Super Bowl definitely served up the jokes. Hopefully next year will be just as satisfying.