Monday, February 03, 2014

A Super Super Bowl Recap

Unless you live under a rock like Maryland State Senate President Mike Miller, you know that the Super Bowl was on Sunday.  It was a highly hyped game pitting the NFL's best defense against the best offense.  It turned out to be a dud of a game, but that doesn't mean that the game wasn't memorable.

Super Bowl 48 was held for the first time in the state of New Jersey.  As you may recall, the Super Bowl was awarded to the New York City area after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Fortunately, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn't close off any bridges leading into New Jersey.

The game featured the Seattle Seahawks, who represented a city that hasn't had any sports bragging rights since 1979 when the Supersonics, who are now in Oklahoma City, won the NBA Championship, and the Denver Broncos, who are managed by John Elway who's a big douche, and led by legendary quarterback Peyton "I choke in the playoffs" Manning.  One of my friends justified cheering for the Seahawks by the fact that Elway spurned the Colts when they drafted him in 1983, so he could never cheer for the Broncos.  That's good enough reason for me!

The game started off on a bad note when the center snapped the ball over Manning's head, into the end-zone, where the Seahawks landed on it for a safety.  2-0.  That's like a Mike Mussina baseball score.  The game went downhill from there.  The Seahawks won the game 43-8.  So much for number one offense. Peyton Manning maintains his playoff choking legacy.  Ho-hum.

So what about the commercials?  There was the much anticipated Doritos time machine, the Full House Oykos Yogurt, and the 1980's Radio Shack.  The Doritos commercial - dumb.  The Oykos Yogurt - funny.  Radio Shack - HYSTERICAL!!!  Did you have any favorite commercials?

Maybe the halftime show would be a hit.  It featured Bruno Mars, with an opening act by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Seems to me Bruno Mars should have opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  By an analysis of comments on Facebook, anyone under 40 was excited about the pop singer Mars, while everyone over 40 was psyched by RHCP.  Definitely a generational divide.

Well, the party I attended was definitely fun.  It's always good to catch up with neighbors.  Whwat are your Super Bowl memories?

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