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Donald Trump Comments on Panthers vs. Broncos During Super Bowl 50 Matchup

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2016

Super Bowl 50 featured just two touchdowns in the first two quarters of play, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump evidently wasn't impressed. 

Shortly after halftime concluded, Trump took to Twitter and expressed his frustration with the showdown between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers: 

Perhaps Trump is just miffed that his Super Bowl pick is in need of a pick-me-up. During Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, Trump was one of four candidates to pick the Panthers, per BuzzFeed News. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie were the only candidates to pick the Broncos. 

Of course, challenging the quality of the NFL product is nothing new for Trump. As one of the faces of the now-defunct United States Football League, Trump attempted to craft a worthy NFL competitor while making a name for himself. 

"I was well-known, but not really well-known," Trump told the Associated Press' Jeff Horwitz (via ABCNews.com) of his fame at the time of the USFL's emergence. "After taxes, I would say I lost $3 million. And I got a billion dollars of free publicity."

Although the USFL ceased operations in 1986, Trump's star has only continued to rise as he's evolved into one of the most recognizable personalities in the country. 

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