The only thing more dramatic than the Lions' 16-13 fourth-quarter win over the Vikings on Thursday was Aretha Franklin's rendition of the national anthem.

Actually, "dramatic" might not be the best word to use to describe Franklin's performance. "Never-ending" would probably work better after Franklin somehow managed to belt the anthem out for a full four minutes and 35 seconds.

To put that into perspective, oddsmakers usually expect the national anthem at the Super Bowl to run for roughly two minutes. Franklin doubled that, plus some, and let's just say people on Twitter weren't amused.

After Franklin was done singing, the jokes started flying.

There were football jokes.

There were Colin Kaepernick jokes.

There were Thanksgiving jokes.

There were presidential jokes.

There were even Johnny Manziel jokes.

There was also a time of possesion joke at the end of the first half.

And a joke about starting a family.

On the other hand, maybe we should stop complaining. The Vikings-Lions halftime show of Andy Grammer sent Twitter on another firestorm.

After watching Grammer's performance, maybe we shouldn't complain about Aretha.

If you missed Franklin's performance, you can see it below.