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Yes, of course I watched the Superbowl. I'm a football fan. Pro football, anyway. I always watch the Superbowl.

It wasn't a blowout, as so many Superbowls have been in the past. Looked like it might turn into that early on, when the Packers opened up a big early lead, but the Steelers came back in the second half and for a while it looked as though they might snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

It wasn't a thriller either. Not one of the great contests. Mediocre play, for the most part. The last few SBs have spoiled us. Kind of a yawner.

But maybe that's because I had no strong rooting interest. It's amazing how big a difference that can make. The games that involve me most are those featuring one of my teams, of course... but I can also get pretty worked up by a contest featuring one of the "bad guy" teams I love to hate, like the Cowboys or the Pats. In those, at least, I have someone to root against. The Steelers and the Pack, though... don't love 'em, don't hate 'em, so it's hard to stay emotionally involved.

I do like good play, no matter who's involved, but there weren't many spectacular plays in this SB either. Nothing to compare to the Tyree catch or the Santonio Holmes reception.

Even the commercials seemed kind of boring this year. I've already forgotten most of 'em.

That being said, I'm sure you Terrible Towel Wavers out there are crushed right now, and all you Cheeseheads are telling each other this was the best SB even. So condolences to the former, and congrats to the latter.

Next year I want Jets v, Giants. Sobway Superbowl!!!

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hinka83
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
national anthem
Even that i'm not an american I recognized that the us anthem wasn't correct... how can something like this happen?
The game was okay...GB were the better team... 2 interceptions were too much at the beginning.

hinka
cleverkid
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
ha, was thinking the exact same thing. technically it was a close game, but overall it just didn't feel exciting. lots of sloppy play that just ruined any moment of hype. glad the pack won, but ultimately a SB i will forget.

so the bad guys are the cowboys as well as the pats, what about niners from the 80s/90s? curious what a new yorker like yourself thinks of my team from the west.
grrm
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
The Niners and Giants were great rivals during those years, and had some great contests. I hated losing to the Niners, of course, and loved beating them... but they were too much of a class act to hate. Bill Walsh, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott... you had to respect guys like that.

Which is not to say that I don't relish my memories of the '90 NFC championship game, or the sight of Mark Bavaro carrying half the 49ers down the field for twenty years.
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Kyle Brown
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
Welcome to my Generation of American idiots. Im ashamed of my generation and I weep for the future. No not because some bimbo cant sing and doesn't know the correct words, but because this is what my generation has become...a bimbo who cant sing and doesn't know its head from its ass.
lampster65
Feb. 7th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
I'm with you except for saying Christina Aguilera can't sing. That's like saying Michael Phelps can't swim or Michael Jordan can't dribble ... or George R.R. Martin can't write. She can definitely sing, although I always question why singers insist on putting notes in the National Anthem that weren't written there, but there you have it.
I'm more worried about my generation when iconic soft drink maker Pepsi bases a whole campaign around ads that resort to hitting people with their product as a punchline.
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hilleviw
Feb. 7th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
"Next year I want Jets v, Giants. Sobway Superbowl!!!"

But how on Earth would you decide who to root for?
brudewollen
Feb. 7th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
As a committed Ravens fan, I had a lot to root against in the Steelers. I'm no big Pack fan, but I was rooting for them if only for that. (That being said, I do like it that a city of only 100,000 still manages to have a hugely successful and profitable NFL team.)

I always had a thing against Pittsburgh after the 1979 World Series (the 1971 Series too, though that happened a year before I was born). Also, the girl who broke my heard 15 years ago lived there and I last saw her when I visited her there, so my memories of the place are further tainted by that.

I really wouldn't mind it so much of the Allegheny and Monongahela over-swelled their banks one wet spring and washed the whole place away.
jamesonlanister
Feb. 7th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
Not so super bowl
I thought the same....I wanted to see this year's Gang Green Vs. the 07 Rain City Hawks.....thankfully i have a copy of madden on my xbox....so i can at least watch the computer duke out the stats of those teams whenever i please...even though it took three months of daily playing in order to build the teams...........still worth it....had to custom most the Jets stat work....but yeah.......I'll let ya know how it turns out....

Go teams that haven't won ten times over (as long as they're not the cowboy's or the pat's....fuck those guys)
french_fan
Feb. 7th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
bored by SB
bored by football ?

Try Rugby then.
joffrey_thejust
Feb. 7th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
Oh, Ser, can you seeeeee ....
I`m sure a Jets vs. Giants - final would have been more spectacular. And next year they may get the National Anthem right. Go Jets, Go Giants !!! Something to look forward to next year. Nonetheless, be glad that the NFL has provided some distraction from your heavy workload in the last season.
ruylopezdefns
Feb. 7th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, Ser, can you seeeeee ....
Well said, Joff. What do you have if you don't have your health and ability to enjoy leisure time?
khonkaen
Feb. 7th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
That's an interesting Freudian slip in that last line.
jenefur
Feb. 7th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
My husband and I aren't really interested in sports, but we *are* Wisconsinites. The Super Bowl is kind of a big deal, so we listened on the radio, and it was kind of awesome. I had forgotten how great it can be to just listen to a game and have to fill in all the little details :)
spinalcrackr
Feb. 7th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I was interested just to root against the Steelers, but mostly against Roethlisberger. I wouldn't say it was a terrible game, but it was definitely sloppy with a lot of turnovers, penalties, and dropped passes. Rodgers was the highlight of the game, I thought he played pretty well in the face of pressure despite his team's inability to catch a ball. I guess they can't all be Giants vs Patriots.
mrshanes
Feb. 7th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
George, remember the 2002 Giants vs 49er playoff game? Man I broke a T.V. after that game it still haunts my dreams.......
librarygorilla
Feb. 7th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm a Steelers fan myself, but I kind of wish that the Packers had kicked their ass. As it was, I agree: neither team was playing particularly well, and while the Packers are perfectly capable of beating the Steelers, this was more a case of the Steelers beating themselves.
inkskratches
Feb. 7th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
From a Packer Fan
Sorry, but no amount of rain is going to dampen this Wisconsinite's parade. You might not remember this Superbowl, but it's certainly not one we in Titletown will be forgetting any time soon.

I hope you're rewarded in kind next year with a win of your own.
level1paladin
Feb. 7th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Best commercials evar George!
I had someone to root for, so the game wasn't so bad.

THE COMMERCIALS GEORGE! There was Captain America, Thor, Cowboys & Aliens, the new Priest movie! Oh and that hilarious Little Darth Vader commercial?!? You know you loved that one.
spinalcrackr
Feb. 7th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Best commercials evar George!
Mini Vader was my favorite
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