Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Other People's Thoughts on the Super Bowl

I know this may be a bit late in the blogging world, but I wanted to spend time yesterday looking over what members of the media (and my students) thought of the Super Bowl. I have come to several general conclusions:
  • The Super Bowl was generally crappy. The game was weak, and probably won by the Steelers based on some shady referee calls. Either way, it was a bad game.
  • The commercials were awful. There was no general stand out or water cooler commercial. However, Seth Stevenson of Slate, amusingly points out that The Onion's Gillette prophecy has been fulfilled. Personally, given all the hype about the Burger King commercial, I would much rather live the rest of my life without seeing a woman dressed up like a meat patty. Disgusting. Oh, and none of my students got the Benny Hill or MacGyver references. That made me feel old.
  • What should have been a poignant moment with John Madden and Al Michaels was quickly cut from in favor of less interesting analysis of a bad game. This may be their last Super Bowl together, lets show some respect.
  • Could we now stop talking about football for about seven months and get back to baseball please?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They had a really cool Lost commercial, with a song in the background: "Might as well face it you're addicted to Lost!" It amused me :)