Monday, February 02, 2009

Jolly Good Super Bowl

I thought the Superbowl was going to be hard pressed this year to top last years stunner of the Giants over the Patriots. They managed to put one together that was as good, if not better. I think over all, I'd say last years was a bit better as the underdog pulled it off.

This year's edition was a yawner for about half the game. The ending was spectacular, but Pittsburgh had the game in hand for a while, and then almost managed to let it slip away. They didn't have an answer when the Cardinals switched to the no-huddle offense. They simply got the last meaningful possession, and that was the game changer. I was certain that that Steelers had found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but they pulled it out of the fire.

I must admit there was some serious dirty play going on, especially near the end when fists for flying. I agreed with John Madden, which does not happen that often, on that one play near the end when he thought that one Steeler should have been ejected.

I was disappointed for the most part with the commercials. There was that one from careerbuilder.com that I thought was hilarious, but that was about it. Having had jobs like that, I could sympathize. I'm still trying to figure out the grease monkey one. And the GoDaddy.com ones are just plain sleazy. Its pretty bad when the commercial makes you consciously plan to never to business with it in the future.

Menard's here in the MidWest has that effect on me. If you have ever heard the Menard's world's most annoying jingle, you'd know it. It will drive you insane. I consciously avoid Menard's just for that reason. But I digress...

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Steelers. I was in Pittsburgh one week a few years ago when Monday Night Football was in town. The entire city was basically shut down that day. It was wild, and somewhat endearing.

Anyway, congrats to the Steelers...and to the Cardinals too, they played a whale of a game.

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