February 08, 2010

Random Supper Bowl Thoughts

Well, the Llama-ettes and I sat down with our traditional big ol' bowls o' nachos and watched the game last evening.

First off, congratulations to 'Awlins. At the end of the 1st quarter when they had stalled out, I said to the gels that the game was pretty much over, figuring Manning & Co. would simply wear the Saints down. This is why I'll never retire on NFL picks. The Saints' rally and gradual domination of the game was a truly first rate effort and they more than deserve their triumph.

I don't know which was more painful to hear, Queen Latifa murdering "America" or Carrie Underwood butchering the National Anthem (including her spectacularly false final note).

Coo-el lighting for The Who's half-time show. However, the gels simply couldn't understand why we were listening to a band that's been around for almost 50 years now.

As to the commercials, I thought that Audi "Green Police" one pretty damn funny. I also simply couldn't understand all the fuss over the Tenbow pro-life one. I probably wouldn't even have noticed it had it not been for the undies-wringing in the press the last few days. Actually, I thought the Doritos one with the little boy telling the date to keep his hands off the boy's mama was far more touching in a sneaky way - how horrid (but true) it is that the kid has no dad around and that he's savvy enough to know why the date is eyeing his mom that way. Also, although I've never actually seen the show, I'm assuming that the people in that Bud spoof of "Lost" were the actual actors from the program. Finally, I thought the Simpsons/Coke ad was immensely stupid. Somebody take that horse round back and shoot it, please.

Posted by Robert at February 8, 2010 02:19 PM | TrackBack

I also liked the Doritos "bark collar" one.

But there were far too many ads that had pantsless men in them.

Posted by: rbj at February 8, 2010 03:36 PM

I thought the best one was the Monster.com ad with the little Leprechaun/troll/bogeyman guy who couldn't make it as a night terror (attacked by the family dog, caught by cops, head slammed in the door by a preteen bully), so he becomes a CPA.

Posted by: B.B. at February 8, 2010 05:10 PM

The LOST spoof did not have the actors from that show - different network.

I liked the Google ad.

Posted by: jen at February 8, 2010 07:22 PM
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