Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

I have to say that was a pretty good one. One of the Cardinals players was being interviewed after the game and he was going on about "We came here for one reason and one reason only, and that was to win a football game, and we didn't get that accomplished," etc. etc. Come on buddy! You guys kicked some ass. Hell, if somebody had actually bothered to tackle James Harrison at the end of the half, you would have won. I mean really. Who expected the Cardinals to ever have a lead at any point in the 4th quarter? Go treat yourselves to a spa or something.

I always assumed people called Ben Roethlisberger "Big Ben" just because it sounded cool, but my God that man is huge. He looks like he just ate the running back. He could almost star in Shrek 4.

I think Bruce Springsteen is a talented guy, but seeing him perform the halftime show, I have to say I'm still a bit mystified by the almost universal critical adulation he's received. Something got out of hand somewhere along the line. Anyway Tom Petty was better.

I think my favorite commercial was the Cheetos one where the plain girl got so fed up listening to the obnoxious ditzy girl talk on her cell phone that she threw Cheetos under her seat, and by implication, invited birds to attack her. Now here was a commercial with a protagonist I could really identify with! I also liked the Doritos man getting hit by a bus. Nothing makes me want to buy a product like schadenfreude.


yoggoth said...

I defended Bruce's performance to someone else by saying, "Not as good as Prince, but better then Tom Petty."

The conventional wisdom about the Super Bowl - boring game, watch it for the ads - is now ass backwards. The game was great and the ads were some of the most annoying I've ever seen.

Sarah said...

I have to watch from Canada, and it's pointless if you don't care for the teams since they don't even play the commercials. They don't even play new commercials, just the same crappy ads for Tim Hortons.

Prince, Tom Petty AND Brucestein were all way better than the lifeless performance given by Paul McCartney a few years ago. I'm just glad they've been sticking with people who have paid their dues. I think you should have at least three rad albums or a decade of touring under your belt before they let you do the superbowl.

Herr Zrbo said...

A decade under your belt to perform at the halftime show hasn't been the trend though. In the past decade we've had Britney, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, and a whole host of others who've performed at the halftime show who had an album under their belt. And who were probably sponsored by Pepsi.

Little Earl said...

Jesus, what DO you get in Canada? Is there just a blanket ban on sleazy American fun?

And Tim Horton's, wow. You're taking me back to my days in Rochester, NY.

Sarah said...

There's a joke from a Simpsons episode that goes something like "Canada? You mean America Jr.?" And that pretty much sums it up.

I think the whole Janet Jackson exposure turned out for the best since it reversed said trend of pop tarts at halftime.