Random Super Bowl Thoughts

Just a few more thoughts on Super Bowl XLV to close it out:

Which was worse – Christina Aguilera’s performance of the National Anthem or the Fergie’s rendition of Sweet Child ‘O Mine?  After a few years of AARP halftime shows, I thought this year could be a bounceback year for more contemporary artists.  Um, not so much.  From the Black Eyed Peas’ light up suits to the Tron-look-alike dancers and the weak vocals and canned pop drivel, the performance was weak.  Just weak.

In case you missed any of the Super Bowl Commercials, you can catch up on all of them here.  My favorite was this one:

Overall, I’d say the commercials were a letdown, but there were a few good ones.  Doritos had a good one along with the NFL ad with the old TV shows.  The Eminem ad for Detroit was good too.  I didn’t know what the hell I was watching on that Groupon commercial.  After seeing that, it made me think they should have just taken the $5 billion and called it a day.

If there’s any silver lining to the Packers winning the Super Bowl is that it has to make Brett Favre crazy.

Is it just me, or do the Packers receivers stink at receiving?  Tons of drops make me believe the Bears’ receivers not so bad.

It drove me nuts that as soon as Ben Roethlisberger so much as flinched when he slipped and tweaked his knee, Aikman and Buck were all over it.  Where was that in the NFC Championship game?  Just because Cutler didn’t grab at his knee and make a big deal about it, he is a villain while an alleged rapist looks like a hero.

I can’t ever see Steelers’ backup quarterback Byron Leftwich and not think of Gary Coleman.

For a while there, didn’t it seem like the last team with a player left standing would win the game.  Just a slew of injuries late in the first half.  Can you imagine how banged up teams will get if the NFL goes to an 18-game schedule?  I’m all for more football, but don’t water down the product.  I’ll get into this a lot more this offseason while keeping tuned into the labor situation, but thought I’d get it out there now.

Just when I was thinking that the Steelers might come back to win, my Illini and Skokie guy Rashard Mendenhall coughed it up.  Ouch!

I have to say that everything that could have gone wrong for Jerry Jones and Dallas did go wrong.  From the weather to the falling ice injuring people outside the stadium to having to turn actual ticketholders away because their temporary seating wasn’t up to code, this Super Bowl was a disaster.  Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

Time for owners and the NFLPA to get their act together and get a deal done.  They’ve only got a few weeks left to get a deal done before the March 4th end of the current CBA.  Let’s hope they get it done or this Packers victory will be souring my mouth far too long.

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