I believe Declan speaks for me, watts, and Dan... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xm8Xf1Ulo4
I am proud, that as an adult, I managed not to cry. But the reason, I didn't host a Super Bowl party this year, is because as an adult I swore. A lot.
Also, in this new level of maturity - congratulations to the Giants. You've got New England's number, well and good.
For a non-rooter (someone who thinks that either of those teams was fun enough to watch, as long as one can tune out their fan bases), you really can't ask for more out of a Superbowl than two relatively evenly-matched teams playing a close game with the outcome in doubt, at least potentially, until the last play.
If we're talking ads, my favorite might go to the NFL's that used "What'd I Say" mostly 'cause I'll take any excuse to listen to that song. Oh, and the scruffy dog in the Bud Light commercial. Bonus points for it being a promo for rescue animals.
Other than what Isaac said, not much I could add about the game itself. But I'm stunned that the Fiat spot even made it to air.
As always, I'd appreciate a crowdsourced answer to who won the pool. (With the AdMeter results not due until the morning.)
I was glad I saw the ad that clarified that I would definitely get sex if I got someone flowers for Valentine's Day.
Brought to you by the same people who explained to me that a mascara would change my life.
How'd that work out for you?
Got pink eye, which eventually left me blind in one eye.* So they weren't wrong.*Total lie.
Well, I said the final score would be 23-17, so as long as we ignore winner, MVP, Madonna, and the prop bet, I'm looking pretty good....
Any halftime show that features a guy named Sketchy Andy and references the Roman Empire while the star appears to be channeling Glinda the Good Witch of the West is alright by me.Side note: Are the NY Giants the team with the least personality or what? Eli is droll, Manningham and Nicks were verklempt. Where's Michael Strahan when you need him?
Ad Meter looks like a win for Doritos.
I saw that ad online a couple of months ago. Never thought it would make it to US air.I bought my first (Alfa Romeo) GTV200 after the salesman compared it to Sophia Loren - they know what sells cars in Italy, at least.
A friend of mine works at the agency who produced the rescue dog ad, so yay, Toby! If you go to the Bud Light Facebook page and "like" Weego the Rescue Dog, they're donating $1 up to $250,000 to the Animal Rescue Fund.My favorite ad of the night was the Clint Eastwood "Halftime in America." We watched it 3 times in a row.
I wonder if it would've been a win for Ferris Bueller if they hadn't released that ad ahead of time?
Beckham's tattoos deserve to be further up on the list than in the 30s. I fully admit that I'm biased and I don't care.
It's the rare single entendre, seldom spotted on US TV.
Genevieve, I said the same thing. They should have released the 30 second ad on-air and then sent people to the website to watch the longer version. Seeing the short version after having watched the full spot a few times last week made it a disappointment.
I'm a bit stunned, but my favorite ad was the Kia 'Dream' add, which somehow used both Mr. Sandman and Kickstart My Heart in context-appropriate ways. I found it really effective, and, actually, rather touching. I'm positive I've never written that preceeding sentence about a car ad before.I found Madonna to be very weird to watch, like a not-as-graceful Madonna impersonator. My 6yo had a great time vogue-ing, though, and whatever technology they were using to turn the whole field into a screen was damn cool.About the game, the less said the better, except that this one doesn't hurt as bad as bad as four years ago, as, to quote my wife, at least this time the Pats showed up for the game. Still though, damn, I can't believe Welker didn't hang onto that pass.
The closeness of the game prompted a discussion at the party I was at: why is it, when past Super Bowls (and great plays withing them) are talked about, the Rams/Titans are never talked about? That was easily the closest finish of any SuperBowl in the past 20 years, with two evenly matched teams coming down to a single, exhilarating (or heartbreaking, depending) play.We agreed that the main reason lies with both teams being small-market; that if the matchup had been Cowboys/Jets, it would be the defining Super Bowl play of our time.That offends me in a similar way to the conversation about Smash happening one thread over.
The younger half of our household can't get enough of that Geico pig. Funny stuff.
It deosn't get brought up because it wasn't a very good game. I think it was the best finish in Super Bowl History, and given the last decade of close games, that might actually be saying something. But, and I distinctly remember having this exact conversation several times the day after said game, the previous 59 minutes was pretty lame. The Tennessee defense managed to slow the Rams down in a way that made it look more like bad offense than good defense, and then managed to not generate a whole lot of spark themselves. Maybe if I watched it again, I'd see it as a monumental defensive struggle. But sometimes a game is close because neither team is playing well.
As someone on the Twitter noted, it was odd seeing Vince Neil and Matthew Broderick promoting joyful driving, given their histories.
Don't know if anybody is still here, but Spaceboy 1.0 was particularly moved by the Eastwood commercial. Exact quote, blurted out from total silence: "We have to save Detroit!"