Monday, February 7, 2011

The Real Super Bowl Report

Let me give you the sports update.  The Super Bowl was yesterday.  Green Bay Packers played the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Green Bay won, 31-25.  Ben Roethlisberger (who has been in the news) is the quarterback for the Steelers.  Really, that's all you need to know.  If you cared about the game you already know the particulars, because you watched the game.  If you don't care one bit, that is all the information you need.

This is a football.
You should probably
know this.
Even if you couldn't give a crap about the Super Bowl, you should know the above-mentioned information.  I will tell you why.  When you ask questions like "What teams are playing in the Super Bowl?" the day before the game, your husband will give you a look of such shock and disdain that you will have to quickly say "Ha ha  - gotcha - just kidding" and then run upstairs and look it up on line.  Also, apparently, you look clueless if you don't know which team Roethlisberger is the quarterback for.  Oh, and if any time this week you say you don't know who won, people will shake their heads at you.  They won't care that you are not interested in football, everyone will think you are a dork (versus a nonconformist) if you don't know.

I did not see Christina Aguilera sing the National Anthem.  Heard she messed it up.  Heard it about a thousand times.  She has a reputation for being a very good performer and she a has a great voice.  I am giving her a pass.  Everyone makes mistakes.  At least you know she was singing live.  She did not have any kind of weird hat on with a whole city on it like the person who sang during the World Series.  That's in the plus column.

I did see the Black Eyed Peas half-time show.  I thought it was kind of hard to hear the singing, but overall, I thought it was good.  I was pretty impressed with the 4 kazillion dancers who all seemed to know what they were doing and were wearing cool light-up costumes.  How do you even hold rehearsals for that?  And where did all those people sit during the game?

Let's give credit to  He is legally
blind and actually has to work hard to
dance and not fall off the stage (for real).
Anyway, the Peas got panned pretty badly.  People are all in an uproar that the acoustics were awful, Fergie was screaming, they didn't sound that good, on and on.  Really people?  Settle down.  It was a half-time show.  It wasn't a concert you paid $200 a ticket for.  It was just something to listen to/watch instead of commercials.  They threw the stage together in 5 minutes, and were dropping people from the sky (and didn't kill anyone).    They sung a medley of songs everyone knew.  I was entertained.

As for Slash and Usher...we didn't really need them.  I'm surprised they even agreed to it.  They were each on for 2 seconds.  Hardly seemed worth the trip.  And, if you like the Peas, how interested are you in hearing Sweet Child Of Mine?  Answer: not very.  Could have also lived without Fergie dancing like Axel Rose.  Usher's split was kind of impressive in that he didn't appear to smack his "parts" on the stage nor kick in the head when he jumped over him, so win-win there.

Lastly, the commercials.  I was disappointed in the E-Trade baby ones.  They weren't as funny as usual.  The Bridgestone one where the guys freaks out at sending an e-mail "reply all" was a riot.  The little kid as Darth Vader (Volkswagon) was great - but they only showed a shortened version.  That one is so good in the full version, I am posting the link -  Darth Vader Commercial.  Other than that, nothing really caught my interest.

I think you have all the important sports-related details you will need so you can converse intelligently this week.  I spent a lot of time eating, so I may have missed some other (I am sure unimportant) stuff, but I think you're good with just this.

This is not a fighting chicken. 
It would be too yucky to show you those pictures.
This chicken was trying to steal snacks on the
beach in St. Thomas (also for real).

In other world news - The Daily Beast reported that a man was killed by a chicken during a cockfight.  Yes, you read right.  Seems chickens, with knives tied to their beaks (but of course), were fighting and one of the chickens slashed a man in the back of his calf, severing a major artery, killing him.  I think we are going to file that right under "and that's what you get."


  1. Impressed that the blind guy didn't fall off the stage, but clearly he shouldn't trust his hairdresser anymore.
    Thank you for making me bust out laughing at the end of a very frustrating, crappy day. :)

  2. You forgot to mention that the Super Bowl party at your house was really an extended birthday party for you brother and mother who graciously had dinner at your house instead of a fancy restaurant b/c your husband would have been dancing around the table urging us to swallow food whole and get home to the company/game.
    The food served was excellent and the company was also.
    Was there a football game at that time? I was playing paper toss with my grandson and didn't notice. Hmmmm.
    P.S. I have that chicken picture in my Cruise album. Really was on St. Thomas beach.
    Love, Mom

  3. Thank you for this post. I did not watch the super bowl. Now I can pretend I did! I have seen the Darth Vadar commercial. It has been posted by about 50 of my friends since the little guy has a heart defect like all of friends kids (and my daughter). Love the commercial. Love the little boy!

  4. I did not see much of the Super Bowl, we watched a movie, Salt (which was surprisingly good, by the way), but thanks for posting the Darth commercial. I loved it.
    Can I just say that the Doritos commercial really grosses me out? It makes me NOT want to eat them, and usually I can inhale those things.

  5. Finally, someone who agrees with me about Christina's performance. It's not like she totally forgot all the words or something, she just got a couple of the lines mixed up. But she actually sang LIVE, sounded good, and was dressed appropriately.

    The only thing that bugged me about the halftime show was the "V" not lighting up properly during the halftime show.


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