The Loop Ten Special Edition: Super Bowl LV

The Loop Ten Special Edition: Super Bowl LV

Kevin Cusick’s special countdown of the top newsmakers, groundbreakers and world-class fakers looks back on all the pomp and circumstance surrounding Sunday’s rather large football game.

20. (tie) ANTOINE WINFIELD JR.
Provides Minnesota its greatest Super Bowl moment since the Prince halftime show.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. celebrates after an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

20. (tie) MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE
Georgia representative claims key penalties against Chiefs defense part of a false-flag operation.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

20. (tie) THE JASON ALEXANDER HOODIE
“Seinfeld” dude’s career has been all downhill since winning “The Contest.”

(Screen grab from YouTube)

19. BYRON PRINGLE
First player in history to get his own Super Bowl potato chip ad.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle, foreground, is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

18. DR. ANTHONY FAUCI
COVID expert reminds all Super Bowl party guests they should now self-quarantine until 2022.

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks before receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md. Fauci suggests fans enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 with people in their household. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File)

17. ANTONIO BROWN
Proof that good things don’t happen exclusively to good people.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown (81) makes a touchdown reception against Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

16. ROBINHOOD
A great place for the great unwashed to trade stocks … when Robinhood decides you’re allowed to.

(Screen grab from YouTube)

15. TYREEK HILL AND TRAVIS KELCE
Not nearly as game-breaking when their quarterback’s running for his life.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. taunts Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a play during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

14. TREVOR LAWRENCE
Next No. 1 pick enjoys watching a game that he will NEVER play in as a Jacksonville Jaguar.

FILE – Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was among 98 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft, while national championship-winning QBs Mac Jones from Alabama and Trevor Lawrence from Clemson were among another 30 players eligible after completing their degrees and deciding not to play more in college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

13. LEONARD FOURNETTE
Appears much harder to tackle as a Buccaneer than he was as a Jaguar.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette runs for a touch down against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

12. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Just what America needs: a commercial appeal to The Middle from a guy who hasn’t voted Republican in 71 years.

(Screen grab from YouTube)

11. TYRANN MATHIEU
Points finger in Tom Brady’s face, draws penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct toward the elderly.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks with Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

10. MIKE LINDELL
Minnesota’s pillow guy insists Chiefs won, warns we could be facing The End Times.

FILE – In this March 30, 2020 file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Lindell, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, who has continued to push the notion of election fraud since Trump lost to Joe Biden in the presidential election in November, said his products will no longer be carried in the stores of some retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

9. BRUCE ARIANS
Bucs coach risked it. Got biscuit.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians walks on the sideline during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

8. ANDY REID
Chiefs’ game plan was every bit as askew as his facemask.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy picks up Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

7. WILL FERRELL
Turns out his commercials have gotten every bit as unwatchable as his movies.

(Screen grab from YouTube)

6. TONY ROMO
Few people have put less effort into earning $17 million a year.

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, CBS football analyst Tony Romo walks across the field during warmups before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Romo will not be in the broadcast booth on the final day of the NFL regular season Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, after being sidelined by due to “COVID-19 protocols,” the network said. CBS Sports posted the news with a short tweet on its “CBS Sports PR” Twitter feed on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

5. JOE BIDEN
After a four-year pause, the Super Bowl is again preceded by a few minutes of softball.

(Screen grab from CBS)

4. THE WEEKND
That halftime tribute to Hannibal Lecter was something!

The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

3. PATRICK MAHOMES
Without any semblance of blocking, he’s just another son of a former Twin.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, center, is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, right, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

2. TOM BRADY
Now surely the GOAT-iest of all the GOATS.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady shouts before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

1. ROB GRONKOWSKI
His greatest moment … not counting his New Year’s spiking of the Lego Steve Harvey bust.

(Twitter photo)

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Sarah Thomas, Britt Reid, Karen, Kirk Cousins, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church, Jim Nantz, The King of Cold Cuts, Roger Goodell, Drake from State Farm, Donald Trump, James Brown, Amanda Gorman, Dr. Squatch, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Michael B. Jordan, Antoine Winfield Jr., Eric Bieniemy, Edgar ScissorHands, Ndamukong Suh, Flat Matthew McConaughey, Singing Ashton Kutcher, Ronald Jones Jr., Dolly Parton, Mike Evans, Wayne’s World, Todd Bowles, Miley Cyrus and Billy Idol, Le’Veon Bell, Budweiser.

Down judge Sarah Thomas (53) arrives before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

You can hear Kevin Cusick on Wednesdays on Bob Sansevere’s “BS Show” podcast on iTunes. You can follow Kevin on Twitter — @theloopnow. He can be reached at kcusick@pioneerpress.com.

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