Super Bowl XLV

There were a lot of things that went wrong with Super Bowl XLV.  Everything from over 850 fans losing their seats to the National Anthem being botched. Luckily the most important part, playing the game, was a success and was one of the best Super Bowls I have seen that did not involve the 49ers.  Few of the commercials were funny.  My favorite was Bridgestone’s “Reply All” commercial. The biggest commercial fail was Groupon’s commercial about Tibet.  Making fun of a country’s struggle for independence won’t exactly win you the new customers you are seeking with the Super Bowl Ad.   

The biggest fail of the Super Bowl was not Ben Roethlisberger but Christina Aguilar messing up the National Anthem right before kickoff.  Instead of saying “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she sang “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.”  The Super Bowl is the single biggest sporting event in the United States so maybe the thought of over 100 million people watching you sing one of the hardest songs alone on a stage is overwhelming.  But Aguilar is a professional singer and has preformed the song before so really there is no excuse.  I won’t comment on how she looked.  Check out the video below:

At halftime the game between the Packers and Steelers looked like it would be a blowout with the Packers leading 21-3 and the Steelers unable to generate offense.  Maybe the Steelers got pumped up by the Black Eyes Peas halftime performance which was another failure.  I think the Black Eyed Peas went with the futuristic theme for their halftime show just so they could cover up Fergie up top as much as possible to avoid another wardrobe malfunction.  The Super Bowl halftime show has become uninteresting to anyone over the age of 18 and who is male. 

The way the Packers were able to hold off the Steelers comeback in the second-half while losing cornerback Charles Woodson and receiver Donald Driver for the game was amazing.  With how successful the team was on offense and defense without the two showed the Packers were destined to win the Super Bowl.  There is nothing better than watching the Super Bowl come down to the final minutes of the game.  According to the Nielsen Co. over 111 million people watched the game which made it the most watched T.V. program ever.  

I don’t know which is more depressing.  The refrigerator that was once full of beer is now empty or the NFL season is now officially over and we don’t know when it will be coming back.

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