Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl 2009!

Last night was the Superbowl and it was a great game. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 27-23. Even if you don't watch football everyone usually watches the big game to see all the fanfare, halftime show and watch the commercials. This year was a bit of a disappointment in all those categories.

Normally throughout the game the camera will zoom in on the celebrities in attendance. This year the only two people they showed was Kurt Warners wife and Cuba Gooding Jr. Is that really the only famous faces in the crowd? There were more celebrities at Steamboats Friday night to see a show. Those famous faces being Michelle McCool and Mark Calaway AKA "The Undertaker". I'm sure more people would be excited to see a WWE wrestler than a person that was in Jerry Maguire 13 years ago.

The commercials were not that great. My favorite was one of the first ones shown for Pepsi titled Forever Young. I thought it was a creative way to contrast events of years gone by with current iconic images. Other than that nothing really jumped out at me as overly funny or cutting edge. The only remotely funny one was the MacGruber/Pepsi spot and people not familiar with Saturday Night Live were probably highly confused with that character.

On another sour note I thought the half-time show was bad. Is Bruce Springsteen even relevant anymore? Do the Superbowl planners still think that any entertainer under 30 will be tempted to reveal their nether regions to the public? Of course letting Lil' Wayne loose on the field and air waves for 10 minutes may be scary for the censors but wouldn't it be fun to watch!

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