The Campaign For DA

2.06.2011

Random Thoughts: Super Bowl Live Edition


  • Christina messed up the National Anthem? Heck, I didn't even catch that.
  • Sneak peek of the halftime dancers.
  • Seems like they'd have to sell a lot of Doritos to recoup the cost of all of those commercials.
  • At Sundance Square this morning, there was a guy walking around in blue carrying a Denver Bronco flag. That's a man who won't be upstaged regardless of dignity. 
  • A shot a Jerry Jones' box showed Cameron Diaz feeding A-Rod popcorn.  This is like Roman Dignitary watching the Christians and the lions. (Screenshot.)
  • The new Sandler/Aniston movie had a commercial showing a shot to the groin. One of the first commercials in the Super Bowl did as well (Pepsi). Idiocracy
  • Something seems weird about this Super Bowl and I think I finally figured it out: Both teams having yellow pants on bugs me. 
  • 3:20 left in 1st: Big Ben throws an interception returned for a TD. Obviously, hanging out at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar should have been a bigger story. #kidding
  • The NFL ignores arrest after arrest but readily flags someone for excessive celebration in the Super Bowl? 
  • The GoDaddy.com with Joan Rivers made me smile because I just watched her documentary. Otherwise, I'm not sure I would have giggled. (Still power down whenever I see Danica Patrick.)
  • It may take 50 years, but I bet there will be a technology one day that will allow you to virtually walk around the field during live action. I'm serious. 
  • The "Tiny Dancer" Budweiser commercial made me think of Almost Famous. Was that their intent?
  • The Teleflora "You're rack is unreal" ad is the early leader in the clubhouse. 
  • I like the idea of The Ticket's "Fake Jerry Halftime Dance Party" but it's hard to turn down the sound on Fergie. No way Mrs. LL would let me do that anyway. (Praying for podcast later in the week.)
  • I read that the NFC has won the coin flip for 14 straight years. Is that right? 
  • Did I need to be on acid to understand the Coke dragon commercial? (Stolen line.)
  • First shot of the people outside who paid $200 to watch it on TV screens. Look, if I'm young, I understand paying $20 to do that. Maybe $50 if I went with a bunch of friends. But even then I'd feel idiotic. 
  • 21-3 before halftime.  For all of us who didn't spend $1,500 for a ticket, high five! (Uh, or fist bump.)
  • I'm sorry, I really thought the CarMax "I feel like . . . " commercial was funny.
  • I'll admit: I get all of the Woodson defensive backs over the last 10 years confused. 
  • Oops. Not so fast. 21-10 with under a minute left before halftime. It's a million to one chance, but do you think there's a Steeler fan that was walking outside to his car to leave when that happened? 
  • Just saw a tweet saying that Cowboyrita's (sheesh) were priced at $19.00.
  • Halftime verdict on Blackeyed Peas: Despite some audio issues, I thought it was fantastic. 
  • The Mrs. just wanted to watch the halftime show and decided to go to the bathroom when it started. Get some bladder control, woman!
  • Actually listened to a couple minutes of The Ticket's halftime show. I hate to say it, but the Fake Norm with Fake Goose has turned from a funny bit into an unlistenable bit.
  • Break: Had to go look for the dumb Family Cat that hasn't been seen in three hours. Found her. (Ugh.)
  • Now 21-17, Pack, just inside the 3rd Quarter. "I've got a feeling" that the Steelers may roll. (Rimshot.)
  • Isn't it a little tough to pay attention to the commercials? Once I hear that Fox-go-to-break music I immediately power down. 
  • I remember the first time I saw the down, distance, score, and time icon in the corner on Fox. It was an NFL preseason game -- their first I think. Can't imagine not having it now. 
  • Eminem is the most mainstream bad boy we've had in a while. 
  • Third quarter winding down. Not bad. But not exactly riveting. 
  • Total attendance just announced: 103,219. Not a record despite the fact it includes folks outside IN THE RAIN!
  • Re: The catch/no catch at :25 left in the 3rd. You know, that looked like a catch to me. Third and 10 now not converted. That might be a pivotal play. (I just turned into serious sports guy.)
  • The NFL commercial with bits from Sitcoms was great. With a late entry appearance by Cartman to top it off. (And Seinfeld's Newman was a Cowboy fan? I don't remember that.)
  • Now Pack is up 28-17 with the 4th underway after a Steeler fumble. As much as I hated Bill Parcels, he was absolutely right about preaching "hold onto the ball." 
  • Now a Flozell Adams holding penalty. He has remembered he's in Cowboys Stadium. 
  • Wow. Pitt TD with 7:34 left. And going for two. With the option! Golden. I felt like I was watching Nebraska in the 1980s.
  • The Beaver-save-the-guy from the bridge that was out was very cute. What do you call the chest pound and then point move?
  • Now the Packers are driving with 4:00 left. There's more momentum shifts than my multiple personality disorder. Huge drive. And on 3rd and goal and incomplete pass. 2:10 left. Pack up by 6.  Will Steelers come back? I'd be scared to bet. 
  • On the Steelers return, there was a 15 yard personal foul penalty (which was Huge and Stupid) but we never got to see it because of commercials. Edit: Well, we finally did from an awful overhead shot.
  • And then the final drive petered out before it ever got started. A potentially dramatic ending doesn't even get close to happening. 
  • There was nothing odder than Roger Staubach bringing in the Lombardi Trophy. So uncomfortable. And once he reached the stage the mic picked him up saying, "I can hand it to you so I can get out of here, right?" And then he handed it off and scrambled off stage. Strange.
  • Giving the MVP a new car is kind of a slap in the face to the rest of us working stiffs, isn't it?