Monday, February 7, 2011

Why does the question football get a Lorelai?

Well, the Super Bowl has come and gone, and I must say, I'm not sad to see it leave. There was madness, everywhere. Sundance Square was all blocked off, and ESPN was there shooting live. It was camp for the Steelers fans. At the convention center in Dallas there was The NFL Experience. Apparently it was really cool. I didn't go. The Lombardi trophy was there. There were autograph sessions with famous football stars. The Packers camp was out in Dallas somewhere.

When it came to the game itself, it was less than thrilling. I know that you're shocked, but I actually watched. I went to a friends house and he was having a watching get together, and it was more fun being with a group of people. It was more for the ambiance than the game.

Let's start with Lea Michele singing America the Beautiful.

She's amazing. That's all I have to say.

Then, Christina came and sang the National Anthem. No bueno.

Couldn't Lea Michele have sang both? Christina, not only was really bad, but messed up the words. Come on. It's the National Anthem. She said in an interview that she was excited cause she'd been performing the National Anthem since she was seven. If she's been performing it for so long, wouldn't you think she could get the words right?

Then came the halftime show.

I think the quality of the show was horrible. I've been told that seeing it live was much better. A lot of sports announcers who were at the game have talked about how live, it sounded great, and was quite the fun experience. But on the recording, the mic volumes are all jacked up, at times their voices are over powering, and at other times, you can barely here them. It was a really random appearance by Slash, and Usher. Having both of them there and actually do something would have been cool, but they were there for a minute, and then gone, without really doing anything. Visually it was kind of interesting, with all the dancers, and whatnot. But that was about it.

And apparently changed some lyrics . . . "It wasn't quite a wardrobe malfunction, but had an off-script Super Bowl moment of his own during the Black Eyed Peas' performance on Sunday night. The singer delivered a message to President Obama by changing three lines to his band's hit "Where Is The Love?" during the 15-minute medley:

In America we need to get things straight / Obama, let's get these kids educated / Create jobs so the country stays stimulated.

As far as political protest subjects go, children's education and creating jobs aren't the most radical of topics, but I appreciate using America's biggest stage for a constructive purpose. Normally, stars treat their Super Bowl halftime appearance as an opportunity to promote themselves, their albums or partial nudity, so it's nice to hear a little non-controversial social awareness. I think we're all in favor of smart kids and people having jobs."

Personally, I think they should have had the Glee kids come do something, like they did during halftime of the championship game on the show following the Super Bowl.

Muchos amounts better. :)

Then there were the commercials. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.

Jack in the Box - I Love America

NFL - Best Fans Ever

Best Buy - Really, I'm just amused by the fact that the Osbournes are in a commercial with Justin Beiber. What kind of world do we live in?

Snickers - Logging

Chevy Camaro - Bumblebee



And of course, probably my favorite, the Volkswagen Darth Vader commercial. I can see my nephews doing this.

And apparently, the Super Bowl was the place to be for the rich and famous. Everyone was there. Usher, Maroon 5, Sarah Shahi, Steve Howey, Lauren Froderman, George W and Laura Bush, Consoleezza Rice, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, A-Rod, Cameron Diaz, Leah Michele, Chord Overstreet, Matt Bomer, Hayden Panettiere, Josh Duhame, Chase Crawford, Jessica Szhor, P-Diddy, and the list goes on. Arlington Texas is on the map.

Oh yeah, and somewhere in all of that, foot game was played. A team from one of those northern states where it's cold won.

1 comment:

  1. Having the Super Bowl here was AWESOME!
    The F6 show was AWESOME!
    And I won an iPod Touch. AWESOME!

    Just admit it :)