Before Super Bowl 55, Vince Lombardi spoke to the crowd in Tampa — a hologram version of Lombardi, that is.
The legendary Packers coach Lombardi died in 1970. But his words were read before Super Bowl in an attempt to serve as inspiration after a difficult 2020 year for many. Lombardi was pictured walking through the streets of the United States, speaking to various people with words that Lombardi himself once wrote or said.
The words themselves spoken by Lombardi during the presentation definitely had an inspirational nature to them. A sampling:
Things got weird when a hologram-version of Lombardi was displayed on the scoreboard at Raymond James Stadium. The hologram was actually an actor, Ross Hutchinson, from Topeka Kansas, according to USA Today.
Lombardi’s hologram prompted a number of confused reactions on Twitter, including some references to a Tupac hologram.
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