I couldn’t name a single Rihanna song before the Super Bowl and still can’t today. Apparently, she’s pregnant and had some itch issues is the only thing learned about her last weekend. Doubt I’ll ever see her in concert.
The NFL could not provide the players with a good field to play on, but we had a bunch of gigantic glass-type shelves for singers and dancers to perform on. I feel like the NFL has jumped the shark on what’s important, but what do I know?
I just read that Rihanna is a billionaire. Apparently, she is rich from her beauty business, Fenty Beauty. Warren Buffett is a billionaire too, but I would not want to watch him scratch himself at a Super Bowl halftime. I feel relatively strong about this opinion. Not willing to argue with you.
Like other recent performers, Rihanna was not paid to perform at the Super Bowl. The NFL provides a production budget, but the performers are on their own. Her boyfriend is someone named A$AP Rocky and he’s apparently famous and rich, too. I’m not sure how you get a dollar sign in your name, but I’m going to stop by the courthouse this week and see how much paperwork is involved with such an endeavor. Guy $peckman would be a pretty cool new name, in my opinion.
After thinking about it for a bit, I doubt Warren Buffett can dance or sing, but people can surprise you. Who hasn’t done a double take at their local Friday night karaoke talent night and said: “If only Earl could get his shot?” Anyway, scratch (not literally) Warren, I don’t think he’s that guy.
I don’t buy a lot of beauty products, which is probably obvious. I generally just wait until Foley provides some column tip and then I run with that. He endorsed Harry’s Body Wash last year and I’ve been a steady user since, making him an influencer. Not sure if he was paid for that endorsement, but probably.
Patrick Mahomes won a Super Bowl Sunday night. Reportedly partied until 5 a.m. in Phoenix and then was at Disneyland with his family on Monday and back in Kansas City for a parade and party on Wednesday. I’m tired just writing those sentences.
I’m impressed. I stayed out till 5 a.m. once and then took my family to the Kansas City Zoo the next morning and it nearly killed me; yet I did not play a single down of NFL football that day.
Luckily the family took lots of photographs that day at the zoo and they have been able to remind me of it for the last 25 years. I’m not sure who Eastman or Kodak were, but I’m not a huge fan. “Here’s the family looking at a rhino and Dad looks sicker than he was back at the Lion’s Den.”
Anyway, Patrick is apparently good at footballing, partying and familying. This dude has been as good off the field during his career as he is on the field. That’s amazing. I have no idea who his “handlers and daily assistants” are but they are really good based on his nearly flawless public off-the-field performances.
(Guy $peckman can be reached humming some Rihanna tunes or at firstname.lastname@example.org)