Super Bowl LVI didn’t disappoint as the Los Angeles Rams were crowned champions and, as expected, the Super Bowl memes throughout the night were lit. From pregame to postgame, the Super Bowl memes were coming in bunches and they had us dying of laughter all night long.
The Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 after scoring a late touchdown with just over one minute left in the game. Joe Burrow had one final opportunity to lead his team to victory, but the Rams’ defense proved to be too much as they swallowed up the Bengals’ offense easily.
It was the second Super Bowl win for the Los Angeles Rams, but first in over 20 years. Sean McVay, head coach of the Rams, became the youngest head coach to ever hoist the Lombardi Trophy and pulled in nearly eight million more television viewers than last year’s Super Bowl.
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Which Super Bowl Memes Caught Our Attention?
Super Bowl LVI was packed full of memorable moments and they were captured in Super Bowl memes throughout the night – especially during the halftime show, which was a breeding ground for Super Bowl memes. Between Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, memes were lit.
Of course, that doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the jokes that were made on social media during Super Bowl LVI. There were no limits as people around the world chimed in with their own Super Bowl memes and it’s one of the things we loved most about the big game last Sunday.
If you missed the game or simply want to relive some of the game’s best meme-worthy moments, don’t worry – we’re going to discuss some of our favorite Super Bowl memes that we witnessed during Super Bowl LVI, so prepare to let out a flurry of laughs and we’ll do the same!
25. Alright, Where Are the Super Bowl Memes?
This is a Super Bowl meme that I’m sure we can all relate to. As the game was starting, everyone was scrambling around on Twitter and Instagram to satisfy their meme addiction. And it’s only fitting to use a video from last year’s Super Bowl halftime show with The Weeknd to bring it all together. Luckily, we were blessed with plenty of Super Bowl memes this year.
24. Elon Musk vs. Macaulay Culkin
Alright, bare with me here, but doesn’t Matthew Stafford look a little like Elon Musk? And doesn’t Joe Burrow look a little like Macaulay Culkin? Well, there you have it, I’m telling my kids that these were your Super Bowl LVI quarterbacks. Both quarterbacks certainly put on a show, combining for 546 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the highly-televised event.
23. Matthew Stafford = Aaron Rodgers
Matthew Stafford spent the first 12 years of his career with the Detroit Lions. During that time, the Lions were the laughing stock of the NFL and he led the team to an 86-95-1 record. In one year with the Los Angeles Rams, he led his team to a 12-5 record (best of his career), an NFC Championship, and a Super Bowl win. So, he’s basically Aaron Rodgers now, right?
22. David vs. Goliath
The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are two different teams that were built in two completely different ways. The Rams were largely built with money, bringing in any superstar that was available at the moment. Meanwhile, the Bengals built their team through the draft and gave young players a chance. At the end of the day, Goliath (Rams) prevailed with a victory.
21. The Detroit Lions Sort of Won, Right?
The Detroit Lions haven’t been to the playoffs since 2016 and haven’t won a playoff game since the 1991 season. Matthew Stafford is a large part of that history and while the Lions haven’t been successful in nearly 30 years, they can at least say they groomed a quarterback that went on to win the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, they’re light years away from doing it themselves.
20. Not Everyone Was Happy With It
When the Super Bowl Halftime Show performers were announced, people were either 100% for it or 100% against it. It was definitely nice to see the NFL switch it up with this being the first time hip hop artists were taking over halftime. With that said, I completely understand that not everyone likes hip hop. Well, now they know how us hip hop fanatics felt in past Super Bowls.
19. Odell Beckham Jr. Crying Face
Odell Beckham Jr. has a way of being the center of attention at all times. It all started with his touchdown catch in the first quarter, which opened the scoring and gave the Rams an early 7-0 lead. He ended up leaving in the second quarter due to injury, but returned for the celebration and gave us this meme-worthy gem similar to Michael Jordan’s crying face – but tears of joy.
18. They Got the Name Wrong
Before kickoff, everyone stood and removed their caps for the singing of America the Beautiful by Jhené Aiko and the National Anthem by Mickey Guyton. Before Jhené Aiko started singing, the camera panned to Mickey Guyton with Aiko’s name at the bottom of the screen. It was clear they meant to show Jhené Aiko, but someone had their artists mixed up on national television.
17. Les Snead Becomes a Meme
Alright, so we already mentioned how the Rams were built through superstar talent through free agency and trades. Well, that kind of led to Rams’ GM Les Snead becoming a meme. Many people thought he was crazy for sending two first round draft picks and a third round draft pick to the Lions when they swapped Jared Goff with Matthew Stafford. In the end, Snead triumphed.
16. Doja Cat Seen on the Jumbotron
One of the many celebrities seen in the Super Bowl crowd, Doja Cat had her 15 seconds of fame early in the second quarter. The jumbotron cameraman was showing all the celebrities at the game when they turned to The Weeknd and Doja Cat – who was making this awkward face at the camera. She always knows how to light up a room with her corky ways.
15. Anderson .Paak Makes an Appearance
The Super Bowl Halftime Show was a star-studded event that featured the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent. With that said, no one was ready for Anderson .Paak casually jamming out on the drum. There weren’t many rumors that he would perform – albeit on the drums – so fans were a little shocked when they saw it.
14. Can You See? Cause I Can’t…
For those watching the Super Bowl Halftime Show at home, you probably had a better view of it than any of the fans at the actual game – especially the fans that were facing the opposite direction of the front stage. Not only did it probably look better on TV, but it probably sounded a lot better. Still, it was a phenomenal show that will go down as one of the best ever.
13. All We Need Now is Tupac
The 2022 Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show was nostalgic for a lot of people. It brought back so many great memories of hip hop’s golden age, but it was missing something and that something was Tupac. Don’t act like you weren’t waiting for him to come down from the heavens and announce he’s still alive. Now that would’ve been a special moment, but it never came.
12. Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Woes
The Cincinnati Bengals knew they had to win at the line of scrimmage if they were going to come out victorious. Unfortunately, the Rams’ defensive line, and front seven as a whole, were too much to handle as the Bengals’ offensive line gave up seven sacks. They did their best swiss cheese impression as Aaron Donald and Von Miller picked up two sacks each.
11. Snoop Dogg’s Wardrobe for the Win
Snoop Dogg has long been a supporter of the Crip community and he continued to show that with his wardrobe choice during the Super Bowl Halftime Show by wearing an outfit that resembled a blue Crip flag. It was reported that the NFL asked him not to show his affiliation with the gang, but he supposedly did it anyway because that’s just how Snoop Dogg rolls.
10. Snoop Dogg Taking a Hit Before Performing
Speaking of how Snoop Dogg rolls, he was seen taking a hit of a joint before his performance during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He has always been a big supporter of marijuana and is known to smoke before just about any event he does. So while it was no surprise that he was lighting it up at the Super Bowl, it’s extra special knowing that someone got it on tape.
9. Snoop Dogg Crip Walking With Joy
Alright, we talked about Snoop Dogg’s outfit, we talked about his extracurricular activities, but there’s one more meme about Snoop that’s worth mentioning and it’s the one that stole the show – his crip walk. With Dr. Dre rapping to his side, Snoop Dogg looked happier than anyone as he crip walked on center stage. And just like that, the social media community went wild.
8. Kanye’s Interesting Outfit Choice
Kanye West is another hip hop artist that knows how to steal the attention of a crowd and he did so during Super Bowl LVI. While he wasn’t one of the halftime performers, he was shown in the stands with his son, daughter, and Antonio Brown. West was wearing a black mask that covered his whole face, which led many people to make fun of his view of the Super Bowl.
7. Kendrick Lamar’s Dancers
Kendrick Lamar was one of the halftime performers and did what he does best – stole the show with an incredible and meaningful performance as one of the best hip hop performers in the world. While no one poked fun at his performance, many people were poking fun at his backup dancers that looked a lot like the bad guys from the comic ‘The Meteor Man.’
6. A Tribute to Compton
A lot of thought went into the stage setup for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The set was designed to pay tribute to several LA locations, including the LA County courthouse at 200 West Compton Blvd. The floor of the set was designed to look like a map of Compton, which many people related to a childhood rug we all had growing up – don’t lie, you had it, too!
5. The Avengers Have Landed
When all the halftime performers were on center stage together, some fans couldn’t help but point out how much they resembled The Avengers. They might not be superheroes per se, but they’re definitely heroes and role models to millions of people around the world. Don’t expect them to defeat any super villains, but they definitely know how to put on a good show!
4. Eminem Takes a Knee
Colin Kaepernick has been a controversial topic in the NFL for the past six years and his impact on the game continues to show itself to this day. During the halftime show, Eminem (the only white performer) made a statement of unity and solidarity when he kneeled after performing ‘Lose Yourself.’ The NFL has since denied reports that they tried to stop him from doing so.
3. This One’s for the Millennials
We’ve touched base on the nostalgia that ensued throughout the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Millennials, which includes anyone born between 1981 and 1996, were delighted to finally see some of their favorite artists from their teenage years perform at the Super Bowl. The halftime show had long been dominated by pop and R&B artists, but this year was different.
2. Mary J. Blige Laying Down
Mary J. Blige takes home an award for having one of the most relatable Super Bowl memes of all-time. After performing ‘Family Affair’ and ‘No More Drama,’ she laid flat on her back in the middle of the stage as the camera panned out. This spurred a flurry of hilarious memes as people related to the moment – a moment of relief, relaxation, and comfort.
1. 50 Cent Upside Down
Perhaps the funniest meme that appeared during Super Bowl LVI was 50 Cent, who performed his song ‘In Da Club’ early in the show. At the start of his set, he was hanging upside down while he rapped, which he famously did in the music video in 2003. The number of memes that were created as a result were countless. In fact, people are still making memes of it one week later.
There Are Plenty of Super Bowl Memes to Go Around
We touched base on some of our favorite Super Bowl memes that were synonymous with this year’s game, but there are literally thousands more where that came from. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, funny Super Bowl memes aren’t that hard to find.
While a majority of those memes occurred during the Pepsi Halftime Show, there were also several in-game moments that were deemed meme-worthy. It made for a healthy balance of good football, funny memes, delicious food, quality memories, and more funny memes.
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