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Post Super-Bowl XLIV thoughts

To be honest, Super Bowl XLIV didn't really live up to it's hype, is there was any real level of hype in the first place. At least it wasn't the kind of hype that Super Bowls of the recent past were known for.
Congrats to the Saints. They did a good job coming from behind to beat the Colts. A lot of that had to do with Peyton Manning's costly interception into the hands of Tracy Porter, which might have been the most memorable past of the game.
Still, SB XLIV wasn't as exciting as it was cut out to be. Most of the game was about field position than actual scoring. The Sean Peyton's decision for an onside kick did more to tip the scales in favor of the Saints than much of what Drew Brees did on the field.
The ancillary events surrounding the game were just as underwhelming.
The Who's halftime performance was possibly the weakest since the NFL stopped using Up With People. The light show and stage effects were far more interesting that what was left of the band itself. The NFL seriously needs to reconsider using rock acts from the Jurassic Era, and going for more current acts. Wardrobe malfunctions be danged.
The commercials weren't any better. The Late Show spot with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, and Jay Leno was probably the only true WTF moment of the night. Quite a shocker, considering Leno and Letterman's past. The majority of the rest didn't hold up to previous years. Even Budweiser's ad with the Clydesdale's and the longhorn steer was pretty lame. (A bucking bull from the Professional Bull Riders would have been better).
In the end, the game was kind of...meh. It was more of a grinder than a shootout. It won't go down as one of the greatest or most memorable Super Bowls.


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To be honest, Super Bowl XLIV didn't really live up to it's hype, is there was any real level of hype in the first place. At least it wasn't the kind of hype that Super Bowls of the recent past were known for.
Congrats to the Saints. They did a good job coming from behind to beat the Colts. A lot of that had to do with Peyton Manning's costly interception into the hands of Tracy Porter, which might have been the most memorable past of the game.
Still, SB XLIV wasn't as exciting as it was cut out to be. Most of the game was about field position than actual scoring. The Sean Peyton's decision for an onside kick did more to tip the scales in favor of the Saints than much of what Drew Brees did on the field.
The ancillary events surrounding the game were just as underwhelming.
The Who's halftime performance was possibly the weakest since the NFL stopped using Up With People. The light show and stage effects were far more interesting that what was left of the band itself. The NFL seriously needs to reconsider using rock acts from the Jurassic Era, and going for more current acts. Wardrobe malfunctions be danged.
The commercials weren't any better. The Late Show spot with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, and Jay Leno was probably the only true WTF moment of the night. Quite a shocker, considering Leno and Letterman's past. The majority of the rest didn't hold up to previous years. Even Budweiser's ad with the Clydesdale's and the longhorn steer was pretty lame. (A bucking bull from the Professional Bull Riders would have been better).
In the end, the game was kind of...meh. It was more of a grinder than a shootout. It won't go down as one of the greatest or most memorable Super Bowls.



Posted originally: 2010-02-08 00:27:00
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