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100 People, and in some cases Things, that would make a better President than Donald Trump

1. Me
2. Beyoncé
3. Beyoncé’s 3 year old child Blue Ivy
4. Franklin Roosevelt
5. Abraham Lincoln
6. George Washington
7. Nicki Minaj
8. Nicki Minaj’s butt
9. Chris Pratt
10. Fetty Wap
11. Mariah Carey
12. Velma from Scooby Doo
13. Daphne from Scooby Doo
14. Scooby Doo
15. Ariana Grande
16. Ariana Grande’s hair extensions
17. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
18. A jar of mayonnaise
19. The cast of Empire
20. The cast of SpongeBob SquarePants
21. Mr. Rogers
22. Big Bird
23. Mickey Mouse
24. Elmo
25. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich
26. A toothbrush
27. A spoon
28. Ellen Degeneres
29. Bill Nye the Science Guy
30. Myself & I
31. You, probably, depending on who you are
32. Steven Spielberg
33. Harrison Ford
34. Han Solo
35. Princess Leia
36. Batman
37. Superman
38. Wonder Woman
39. Mr. Incredible
40. Mrs. Incredible
41. Jimmy Fallon
42. Jimmy Kimmel
43. Jimmy Neutron
44. Carl from Jimmy Neutron
45. Shaquille O'Neal
46. Michael Jordan
47. The movie Space Jam
48. Bugs Bunny
49. Daffy Duck
50. The number 50
51. A Mexican American, including but not limited to:
52. George Lopez,
53. Ricardo Montalbán,
54. Eva Longoria,
55. or Salma Hayek
56. Will Ferrell
57. Steve Carell
58. Amy Poehler with auburn hair
59. Amy Poehler with blonde hair
60. Sir Mix-a-Lot
61. Will Smith
62. Jaden Smith
63. Willow Smith
64. the song Whip My Hair by Willow Smith
65. The entire population of the state of Hawaii
66. Marty McFly
67. A doorstop
68. James Bond
69. A wax figure of Gwen Stefani
70. Tupac
71. 2pac
72. Shakira
73. A high-heeled shoe
74. A martini
75. Miranda Cosgrove
76. Josh Peck
77. the song We Belong Together by Mariah Carey
78. Beyoncé saying “Onika” in the Flawless Remix
79. Dory from Finding Nemo
80. Meryl Streep
81. Jodie Foster
82. Jennifer Lawrence
83. Bianca Del Rio
84. Leonardo DiCaprio
85. An Academy Award Statuette
86. Adele
87. Roman Zolanski
88. The Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Performance
89. A soup ladle
90. A pair of Crocs
91. Nicki Minaj’s verse in Monster by Kanye West
92. Cher
93. A trash can
94. Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
95. A minivan
96. The Abominable Snowman
97. Adam & Eve
98. Adam & Steve
99. Michelle Obama
100. Bernie Sanders


“Excellence must be pursued, it must be wooed with all of one’s might and every bit of effort that we have each day there’s a new encounter, each week is a new challenge. All of the noise and all of the glamour all of the color all of the excitement all of the rings and all of the money. These are the things that linger only in the memory. But the spirit, the will to excel, the will to win, these are the things that endure.” — Coach Vince Lombardi, The Winning Coach of Super Bowl I and II (1968); Beyoncé’s Super Bowl XlVII Halftime Show (2013)






The Ravens’ attempt to convert Joe Flacco into a pocket passer remained a work in progress as the 2012 season began. Terrell Suggs suffered a tendon injury during an off-season basketball game and was unable to play for at least several weeks. In the opener on September 10, Baltimore routed Cincinnati 44-13. After this easy win, the team headed to Philadelphia. The Eagles had struggled during their Week 1 match in Cleveland and were not expected to win, but a bizarre game ensued thanks to the NFL facing another lockout mess, this one involving the league’s referees, who were replaced by ex-college officials. The replacement officials were widely criticized throughout the league. This game featured multiple quesionable calls that went against the Ravens, perhaps costing them the game 24-23.

Returning home for a primetime rematch of the AFC Championship, another bizarre game ensued. New England picked apart the Baltimore defense (which was considerably weakened without Terrell Suggs and some other players lost over the off-season) for the first half. Trouble began early in the game when a streaker ran out onto the field and had to be tackled by security, and accelerated when, at 2:18 in the 4th quarter, the referees made a holding call on RG Marshal Yanda. Enraged fans repeatedly chanted an obscenity at this penalty. The Ravens finally drove downfield and on the last play of the game, Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal to win the game 31-30, capping off a second intense and controversially-officiated game in a row for the Ravens.

The Ravens would win the AFC North with a 10-6 record, but finished 4th in the AFC playoff seeding, and thus had to play a wild-card game. After defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 at home (the final home game of Ray Lewis), the Ravens traveled to Denver to play against the top seeded Broncos. In a very back-and-forth contest, the Ravens pulled out a 38-35 victory in overtime. They then won their 2nd AFC championship by coming back from a 13-7 halftime deficit to defeat the New England Patriots once again, 28-13.

The Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, beating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

Super Bowl XLVII was an American football game between theAmerican Football Conference (AFC) champion Baltimore Ravens and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the2012 season. The Ravens defeated the 49ers by the score of 34–31, handing the 49ers their first Super Bowl loss in franchise history. The game was played on February 3, 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Superdomein New Orleans, Louisiana. This was the tenth Super Bowl to be played in New Orleans, equaling Miami’s record of ten in an individual city.

For the first time in Super Bowl history, the game featured two brothers playing against each other—Jim and John Harbaugh, head coaches of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, respectively—earning it the nickname Harbaugh Bowl or The Harbowl. In addition, Super Bowl XLVII was the first to feature two teams who had undefeated records in previous championship games (Baltimore, 1–0; San Francisco, 5–0). The 49ers, who posted a regular season record of 11–4–1, entered the game seeking their sixth Super Bowl win in team history (and first since 1995), which would have tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most by a franchise. The Ravens, who posted a 10–6 regular season record, made their second Super Bowl appearance in 12 years, having previously won Super Bowl XXXV. Ray Lewis, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) from that game, as well as the last remaining member of the inaugural Ravens roster from 1996, also played in this game, his last before his retirement from professional football.

Baltimore built a 28–6 lead early in the third quarter before a partial power outage in the Superdome suspended play for 34 minutes (earning the game the nickname Blackout Bowl). After play resumed, San Francisco scored 17 unanswered third-quarter points to cut the Ravens’ lead, 28–23, and continued to chip away in the fourth quarter. With the Ravens leading late in the game, 34–29, the 49ers advanced to the Baltimore 7-yard line just before the two-minute warning but turned the ball over on downs. The Ravens then took an intentional safety in the waning moments of the game to preserve the victory. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP. Flacco became the 4th quarterback in a row to receive MVP after Drew Brees at Super Bowl XLIV, Aaron Rodgers at Super Bowl XLV, and Eli Manning at Super Bowl XLVI.

CBS broadcast the game in the U.S., and charged an average of $4 million for a 30-second commercial during the game, the highest rate for any Super Bowl. According to Nielsen, Super Bowl XLVII was viewed by an estimated average of 108.69 million people in the United States, with a record 164.1 million tuning into at least six minutes of the game.] Beyoncé performed in the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, which featured a reunion with her fellow members from Destiny’s Child,Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.


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Beyoncé's Super Bowl Halftime Show is EW's Best Music Performance of 2013

1. Beyoncé

There are pop stars, and then there are the supernovas: performers so powerful they create their own force fields, leaving a trail of crackling kilowatts in their wake. Exhibit A: Sure, the blackout that plunged New Orleans’ Superdome into darkness after her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show may have been a coincidence, but we know better; her utter command of one of TV’s biggest audiences ever — some 110 million — was the takeaway story of the night. (The Ravens won, you say?) Exhibit B: Her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which raked in more than $100 million despite the absence of a promised fifth studio album because… Exhibit C: Oh yeah, she was just going to drop that (excellent) self-titled album on Dec. 13 with zero warning and own the pop culture conversation all over again. —Leah Greenblatt


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Beyoncé Super Bowl performance is among Billboard’s 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

After her silhouette was lit on fire, Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke with an inspired display of hits (including “Love on Top” and “Crazy in Love”) and multimedia indulgence during her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show performance. And that was all before Destiny’s Child’s long-rumored reunion commenced when Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams shot out from under the stage like pistons to join Bey for “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women” and “Single Ladies.” During Beyonce’s reign on the halftime stage, she was also backed by dozens of female dancers and band members (including a killer horn section), and innovative animation screens with duplicate Bey’s running wild.