Super Bowl XLV :: Cheesehead Champions!
The Green Bay Packers are Champs again! The Pack laid down the smack on the Pittsburgh Steelers beating them 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. Aaron Rodgers surpassed all expectations leading the way and winning the MVP. It was a good game… Christina Aguilera made up her own lyrics to the National Anthem, Axle Rose forgot to show up to the halftime show, a couple of commercials almost made me pee my pants they were so funny, and the game was exciting coming down to a last minute defensive stand by the Packers. Not a bad Super Bowl day.
It’s hard to watch sometimes, but the pre-game show always goes overboard. Wacky-waving Arm-flailing inflatable tube men, dramatic techno music, and national anthems sung by pop stars that make up their own lyrics… it just doesn’t work for me. By kickoff, I was ready to throw a brick at my TV. Is it just me or does the hype of the Super Bowl even work? Why can’t we just have a traditional marching band play some football tunes and let the players play football? I vote no more corny hoopla!
Packers Pounce First
The Packers took this game right out of the starting blocks. Aaron played great picking apart the Steelers defense with his pure passing style. On the other hand, Ben Roethlisberger launched up a wounded duck that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Nick Collins. With the score 21-3 early in the game, the Steelers were pretty much out of the game.
With the price tag to air a commercial at the Super Bowl at $3 million, companies needed to make sure they were entertaining. Some of them were hilarious, some of them were disappointing, but either way the NFL made a lot of money and I am now been brainwashed to want to drink Brisk Iced Tea all day.
The Black Eyed Peas came out and gave a pretty good halftime show. A lot of people are criticizing it because Fergie’s voice was out of tune and she totally messed up Guns N Roses’ song with Slash who popped up on the stage out of nowhere. But let’s give them some credit… the Peas did not lip sync like most past halftime shows. And I have a feeling the reason why Fergie was so nervous was because lead singer of Guns N Roses Axle Rose probably forgot to show up, and she had to learn the lyrics to Sweet Child of Mine hours before the performance... maybe.
Last Half Let-down
Well I was in too much pain from over-eating the guacamole, and I could not pay attention in the 2nd half to what happened, but I heard that the Steelers actually almost made a comeback and fell short on the last drive of the game. Well good for the Packers! I admit it, I did not expect the Packers to live up to their 3-point favored point spread, but they proved to be the best team in the NFL this year, and that’s one of the toughest accomplishments in the World. For a town of 100,000 people, congratulations Green Bay… what bunch of cheeseheads champions!