Twitter Is All Jokes Over Vince Lombardi Super Bowl LV Pregame Hologram
By Jason Hall
February 7, 2021
The Super Bowl LV pregame ceremony featured a major surprise that seemed to catch many fans off guard.
The ceremony included a hologram of late Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowls and is the namesake for the trophy given to the winning team.
The Lombardi hologram, featuring the coach in his trademark coat and hat, appeared on the jumbotron at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and broadcast on CBS to the millions of viewers watching at home.
Naturally, that made it a trending topic on Twitter leading up to the Big Game, with many impressed by the monologue, but even more taking the opportunity to fire off jokes.
"i did not have "Vince Lombardi hologram" on my super bowl bingo card," Twitter user @digbysfriend shared.
i did not have "vince lombardi hologram" on my super bowl bingo card— amaya 🌸 (@digbysfriend) February 7, 2021
Here are several other notable tweets in response to the Lombardi hologram.
Hologram Vince Lombardi wouldn't have kicked that field goal.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) February 7, 2021
Yes! I just won my over 0.5 Vince Lombardi holograms bet! I told ya!— Lorenzo Rodriguez (@ThatGuyZo) February 7, 2021
Kanye got the Super Bowl a hologram of Vince Lombardi for its big day!— Sean O'Connor (@seanoconnz) February 7, 2021
I've been around for a hologram of Tupac & Vince Lombardi— Jonathan Thomas (@JonThomasTV) February 7, 2021
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, in Super Bowl LV on Sunday (February 7) at Raymond James Stadium.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is playing in his 10th Super Bowl, having appeared in nine as a member of the New England Patriots, before signing with Tampa Bay in March.
Quarterback Tom Brady finished Sunday's game with 201 yards and three touchdowns on 21 of 29 passing, winning a record fifth Super Bowl MVP Award, surpassing his own previous record set in Super Bowl LI (2017.)
The victory was Brady's first as a member of the Buccaneers after joining the franchise in March following 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
Brady now owns a 7-3 record all-time in the NFL's biggest game and surpassed his own previous record for most Super Bowl wins by a quarterback (6) set in February 2019. The 43-year-old also broke his own record as the oldest quarterback to both start and win a Super Bowl also set in 2019.
Sunday's win was Tampa Bay's second Super Bowl victory in franchise history. The Buccaneers are also the only team in NFL history to both host and win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
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