Although people gathered around their television screens to watch Super Bowl LVIII – in which the Kansas City Chiefs scored a 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in an overtime thriller – much of discussions were about commercials, plays on the field, unexpected moments. and celebrity appearances took place online.
From memes about Taylor Swift having a drink to Travis Kelce yelling at his trainer to Usher’s halftime show and Beyoncé announcing new music, we’ve compiled the best internet moments of the night.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrate the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory
The Kansas City tight end excited the crowd with a (slightly musical) speech while his pop star girlfriend cheered him on, much to the delight of Swift’s fans online. They shared a long embrace on camera and the photos immediately started going viral.
Taylor Swift drinks
Photos of the pop star’s reaction to the game have been a staple of this football season. Whether she’s looking annoyed, nervous, or just downing her drink, Taylor Swift is seemingly always up for the meme treatment from her fans.
Travis Kelce yells at coach Andy Reid
An angry Travis Kelce got heated during a brief conversation with his coach, grabbing his arm and yelling. Although some fans were concerned, others made jokes about the quick but emotional exchange, imagining what Kelce might have said to Reid.
HIS SISTER WAS A WITCH, RIGHT? AND WHO WAS HIS SISTER? A PRINCESS, THE WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST BRO. Are you going to look at me and tell me I’m wrong? pic.twitter.com/kYuwcJiAeU
-Katie Maraghy (@KatieMaraghy) February 12, 2024
Usher’s halftime performance brings back an old meme
Footage of Usher’s performance at a 2022 NPR Music Tiny Desk concert has been released viral again as fans reacted to his halftime greatest hits medley. In the clip, Usher’s mouth “look at that” while gesturing towards his eyes.
Beyoncé’s hint about new music has fans talking
The superstar sent fans into a frenzy after teasing new music in a Verizon announcement, which she confirmed shortly after. She posted on Instagram that Renaissance Part II will be released on March 29 and will release two new singles.
Nickelodeon Features Fake Celebrity Appearances
One of children’s favorite TV channels can’t help but go viral. The SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Super Bowl show featured appearances from fictional celebrities like “Herring Styles” And “Billie Eelish.”
Justin Bieber didn’t join Usher on stage, as fans hoped
Fans were bracing for an appearance by Justin Bieber during Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show. Usher was Bieber’s mentor early in his career and the two collaborated on the song “Somebody to Love” in 2010. Bieber was spotted in Las Vegas with the Kardashians, but he I didn’t go on stage.
Ice Spice poses while her friends applaud
As Taylor Swift and Blake Lively celebrated a play on the court, Ice Spice struck a pose and looked directly into the camera, becoming a meme for the second time tonight.
Nickelodeon Super Bowl Coverage Calls Travis Kelce ‘Taylor Swift’s Boyfriend’
The children’s TV channel’s broadcast of the big game features a number of iconic cartoon references, including sideline reporter Sandy Cheeks and commentator SpongeBob SquarePants. One of the most commonly remembered photos shows Kelce identified as Swift’s Boyfriendrather than the Kansas City Chiefs tight end.
Jason Kelce chats with Taylor Swift and Ice Spice
Taylor Swift headed to boyfriend Travis Kelce’s big game with plenty of time on her hands — and famous friends by her side. A viral photo shows Swift with rapper Ice Spice, known for her bright orange afro, chatting with Travis’ brother Jason Kelce. It became a meme as people shared what they imagined the artist and footballer were discussing.
Viewers streaming the Super Bowl on Paramount+ joked about how they were having issues with their streams frequently stopping and crashing, using memes to express their frustration.