Super Bowl 2023 – live: Latest news on Chiefs v Eagles as Rihanna teases ‘weird’ music ahead of halftime show

Super Bowl 2023 – live: Latest news on Chiefs v Eagles as Rihanna teases ‘weird’ music ahead of halftime show
Super Bowl 2023 – live: Latest news on Chiefs v Eagles as Rihanna teases ‘weird’ music ahead of halftime show

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After a thrilling NFL conference championship, the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are the last two teams standing and will face-off on Sunday.

Super Bowl LVII kicks off at 4.30pm MT (6.30pm ET, 11.30pm GMT) in Glendale, Arizona, at the Cardinals’ 63,000-capacity State Farm Stadium.

While the focus is football, the annual showpiece is a highlight of the entertainment calendar and this year will feature a performance by Rihanna in the Apple Music halftime show. Country star Chris Stapleton will also open the game by performing the national anthem.

Other performances include Babyface singing “America The Beautiful” and Sheryl Lee Ralph giving her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.

And it wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without brands vying for consumer attention with memorable, star-studded ads.

Some 100 million people are expected to watch the spectacle in the US alone, and with just days to go, Fox cancelled and then uncancelled the traditional presidential interview with Joe Biden citing “confusion”.

We’ll be keeping tabs on everything you need to know in the build-up and everything that happens on the night.

Follow along below!

Voices: Here’s what you need to know before you bet on the Super Bowl

Meredith K Ginley, who studies gamblers, writes:

Gambling has become ever-present in our lives. Sports betting, particularly on major games like the Super Bowl, has become the topic of much debate (and hand-wringing). The American Gaming Association estimates 50.4 million people will legally wager $16 billion on this one game alone. Has the combination of easy-to-access sport betting apps, a flood of gambling ads, and the excitement of the Super Bowl essentially created the perfect storm? As a member of a team of research psychologists dedicated to understanding gambling harms and how to treat them, let’s take a closer look at this issue.

Trump attacks ‘no talent’ Rihanna ahead of Super Bowl performance

Donald Trump attacked Rihanna on social media ahead of the pop star and fashion mogul’s upcoming performance at the Super Bowl.

The Independent’s Jack Rathborn runs through everything you need to know about betting on the Super Bowl LVII:

Super Bowl 2023: The best and worst of the ads so far

From a PopCorners campaign featuring Bryan Cranston as his Breaking Bad character Walter White to a Doritos love triangle featuring Jack Harlow, these are some of the best – and worst – Super Bowl ads this year, so far.

The key battle that will decide Super Bowl 2023

Patrick Mahomes is targeting a second Super Bowl ring in this Sunday’s delicately balanced game, writes Jack Rathborn.

Before the big game, it’s Team Ruff v Team Fluff

The most important sporting event of the year is nearly here, and we’re not talking about the Super Bowl.

On Sunday 12 February, Puppy Bowl XIX will return to Animal Planet with two teams full of adoptable puppies.

The annual Puppy Bowl is a sports competition dedicated to raising awareness of shelters across the nation and helping adoptable dogs find their forever home.

Chelsea Ritschel has the latest on this weekend’s other main event.

Sibling rivalry brings added drama to Arizona this weekend

Andy Gorel writes:

Everyone loves a good sibling rivalry; there’s something very relatable about it. From Michael Jordan claiming his brother’s dominance over him made him a better player to Liam Gallagher smashing a tambourine over his brother Noel’s head at a gig in 1994, we feel all sorts of ways about our siblings. That’s why Super Bowl LVII will be a particularly fun spectacle to watch.

A hotly anticipated return for Rihanna

Rihanna is well aware that it’s been over six years since she dropped her last album Anti. 2,190 days to be exact.

All eyes have been on her since it was announced that the Super Bowl will be her return to music.

Voices: Will the Super Bowl fix its sexist commercials this year?

For every clever, thought-provoking segment, or just plain fun 60-second spot, there’s a sexist ad waiting. Like Victoria’s Secret’s “Let the Real Games Begin” commercial, which imagines women waiting patiently in their lingerie for their own chance at a half-time show. Or Dorito’s “Double-D,” a heavy-handed and sexist ad that could not be more obvious were it aimed at teenage boys.

This is the 57th Super Bowl, and if precedent is anything to go by, the majority of ads are still produced by and for men. Will they finally get it right this year?

Nick Sirianni not out for revenge against Kansas City

Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni insists he is not motivated by revenge as he takes on former team Kansas City – and the man who fired him – in Super Bowl LVII.

Sirianni lost his job as Chiefs wide receivers coach when Andy Reid took charge of the side in 2013.

He now has the chance to get one back on Reid, who is interestingly also a former Eagles head coach, on the grandest stage as their teams meet in Sunday’s NFL showpiece in Glendale, Arizona.

Super Bowl 2023 – live: Latest news on Chiefs v Eagles as Rihanna teases ‘weird’ music ahead of halftime show

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