In the end the wrong team won, but man was it a great game. Not quite 'Wide Right' or last year's masterpiece, but in the same tier, that's for sure. It was a superb effort by Fitzgerald and Warner. The latter wrapped up his ticket to the Hall of Fame, in my humble opinion, and just posted nasty numbers. If it wasn't for that dang Holmes . . .
Anyhow, congrats to all you Steelers fans out there.
Some thoughts on the whole proceedings:
1. Five hours of pregame? C'mon, it isn't a state funeral guys. What the hell do they have to talk about for 300 minutes?
2. Faith Fill's intro song to NBC Football bites. It's far less memorable than Hank Jr's piece for Monday Night Football.
3. Jennifer Hudson looked devastated during the National Anthem, with the murder of her family still weighing heavily on her mind. I'll say a prayer for her tonight.
4. If you had to slap a label on me, I guess I'd be a 'hawk'. But the steady drumbeat of color guards, fighter jet flyovers, and the on-field presence of a commanding General . . well, 'tis a tad Mussolini for my taste.
5. I still love Madden, but Al Michael's 'humorous detachment' wears thin. I must say that today, thank God, the man was 'on'.
6. This will piss off any number of readers ~ 10 to 20 years older than me, but Bruce Springsteen is about as relevant and beloved to my generation as Al Jolson is to yours. Ony the impressive volume of late-era Baby Boomers allows the man to get gigs as big as the Super Bowl. I didn't even bother watching it.
7. You know those intros where players announce their name and college? I think anyone who uses the occasion to broadcast their high school, thuggerific moniker, or anything else other than name and college should have their intro cut. Period.
8. Why is it that on a normal day of work Lisa will call home oh, NEVER, even when I miss her or need her to pick something up, but on SuperBowl Sunday she called THREE times during the game?
9. Speaking of commercials:
a. Due to its tongue-in-cheek nature and the presence of the Great Alec Baldwin, [aka 'he who I will forgive of all liberal rants because he rocketh so'] Hulu gets an A.
b. The Coke commericals were great as usual, and the insect picnic was just darling. Did . . did I just use the word 'darling'? I meant, uh, wicked cool. Dude.
c. Budweiser sucks. Their commericals are propaganda. Next.
d. The Career Builder spot dragged on too long but scored with its repetive humor.
e. NBC's in-house ads blew. I could care less about their Monday night lineup, even with the commercial.
10. Finally, a word about the Danica Patrick Go-Daddy.com ads.
a. I am all for brunettes.
b. I am all for hot brunettes.
c. I am all for naked hot brunettes.
d. I am all for naked hot brunettes lathering up in a shower.
e. I am all for naked hot brunettes lathering up in a shower on a webcam.
f. I am all for naked hot brunettes lathering up in a shower on a webcam and joined by a hot German woman.
BUT . . . .
I do not see how this sells web addresses, nor do I think this does anything for how Patrick is seen in the sports world.
I don't think she's doing anything 'wrong', but at some point she has to realize that she has a choice. Either she plays it straight OR she can make some money as a masturbatory fantasy and piss away any chance for earning respect in the racing world.
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It'll be interesting to see how the commericals were viewed elsewhere on the Web. What did you guys think?