Yeah, so the "Super Bowl" was pretty boring. I didn’t really care which team won, I just wanted a good game and some entertaining commercials. I was pretty let down on the game, and only a few commercials were worth watching.
Going into the battle as a completely indifferent fan, though I was slightly leaning toward
The Seahawks completely controlled the first 25 minutes of the game. A lame push-off call on a
On the second play of the second half, Willie Parker found an opening and was gone on a 75-yard touchdown run. But the Seahawks bounced back. Matt Hasselbeck drove down the field and set up a 50-yard field goal attempt by Josh Brown, who missed again.
The teams exchanged punts for the remainder of the quarter. Then Hasselbeck got hot and started moving the Seahawks down the field. At the
Now remember, I didn’t really care who won the game, but this call got me so pissed off that I actually got up and started pacing and bitching!
Later, Antwaan Randle El would make a great pass to Hines Ward on a reverse that put the game away. Great play to watch, indeed! But I saw a blatant hold when
Who knows what would have happened in a cleanly called game, and that was what frustrated me. The east coast bias overcame the officiating and this game was handed to
Alright, enough whining - let’s get on to the important stuff: the commercials!
First let me say, Jessica Simpson simply needs to go away. That Pizza Hut ad was completely lame and got things started on the wrong foot. But there were still some redeeming ads to keep us entertained.
Budweiser had some doozeys! The "hidden beer in the office" ad was OK, so was the "roof grill" ad. The "bear" ad was pretty good, so were "the wave" and the "streaker" as well. I loved the "magic fridge" ad, and we all applauded and got a huge kick out of the "barn" ad with the little Clydesdale pony.
I really enjoyed the Burger King ad with the dancing girls dressed as food. I wasn’t too sure at first, but when they started piling on top of each other, it made me laugh.
The Ameriquest ads were kinda fun. You can have a lot of fun when your tag line is "don’t judge too quickly." I liked both the "hospital" ad and the "flight" ad.
The FedEx ad with the cavemen was kinda dumb, and the Diet Pepsi ads were awful. Not as bad as the Diet Pepsi Machine ads from earlier in the season, but not much better either.
The Career Builder ads were OK. I liked the one with the asses in shirts and pants. The monkeys are getting a little old.
Michelob’s "tackle" ad was pretty funny, and so was Nationwide’s "Fabio" ad. Anytime you have an ad with Fabio, you’ve got comedy whether it’s intentional or not.
The Honda ad with Yosemite Sam and the mud flap girl was OK, and the MasterCard MacGyver ad was pretty good. Sprint "locker room" ad was kinda funny too.
The ads that really did nothing for me: Toyota Camry, Sierra Mist "airport" ad, Aleve "Mr. Nimoy" (beats the erectile dysfunction ads), Gillette Fusion (how many blades can you actually have?), ESPN Mobile, Godaddy.com, Disney, United, Overstock, Ford "Kermit" ad, Dove "girls" ad, Cadillac "runway" ad, Sharpie "pirate" ad, Sprint "ringtones" ad, H3 "Lil’ Monster" ad, and that’s about all I care to mention.