Super Bowl LVI: Bengals' Evan McPherson watches halftime show instead of heading to locker room
McPherson had the best view to watch the widely-praised 14-minute concert
Trust the Super Bowl to come with enough drama and off-the-field news that makes for great reads. The halftime show was so good that Cincinnati Bengals Evan McPherson spent time on the sidelines to watch Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent turn SoFi Stadium into a back in the day club. Joining him was long snapper Clark Harris.
Per the New York Post, Harris had earlier told the outlet that he indeed planned on watching the halftime show instead of being part of the Bengal's locker room. “Everybody that’s going to be on that halftime stage is people that I grew up listening to my whole life — Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg — so, I’m going to just stay on the field at halftime and watch the halftime show,” Harris said. He was joined by fellow mate McPherson, who kicked a 29-yard field goal in the first half before nailing another 38-yarder in the third quarter. However, the efforts went in vain. The Los Angeles Rams won their second Super Bowl LVI by pipping Cincinnati 23-20.
Twitter reactions were all about calling McPherson a legend. "Smart man. It was phucking AMAZING!!" one of the fans opined. "Love how he is throwing up gang signs. or trying to. Bless," another opined. "I am a @FSUFootball grad and I find this awesome. One time in my life I would cheer for a 🐊" a tweet read. Not all agreed though and some found it absolutely amazing. "Instead of or acting, he’s watching the show 🤦♂️ Trade him to the cowboys immediately," one of the fans lamented. "Are the Bengals the most likable team ever. These kids 😂😂" a tweet read.
"He is the kicker!! Nobody inside the locker room would notice that he was missing," a fan laughed. '"I'll be super bummed if we can't at least watch it on a TV or something," said the 22-year-old earlier to TMZ Sports. McPherson kicked two game-winners for the side so far this postseason. "I hope I get to watch it," he added. "I hope I get to be out there to experience it."
Smart man. It was phucking AMAZING!!— RainCityWoman (@RainCityWoman2) February 14, 2022
love how he is throwing up gang signs. or trying to. Bless.— eddy hunt (@edhunny) February 14, 2022
I am a @FSUFootball grad and I find this awesome. One time in my life I would cheer for a 🐊— Nole Nation (@FSU_nation) February 14, 2022
Instead of or acting, he’s watching the show 🤦♂️ Trade him to the cowboys immediately— STF (@S_G2006) February 14, 2022
Are the Bengals the most likable team ever. These kids 😂😂— Papastreck (@MattStrecker) February 14, 2022
He is the kicker!! Nobody inside the locker room would notice that he was missing.— Jimbo (@jimbo_bc) February 13, 2022