Sunday, February 1, 2009

That’s Super Not Stupor!

Despite not caring whether the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Arizona Cardinals won the Super Bowl, I really enjoyed the game! It was very exciting with some terrific and unusual plays including a stunner of 100 yard touchdown run after an interception by Steelers’ James Harrison. Wow!

The halftime show was Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performing for a way, way, way too short 12 minutes. The Boss was rocking and struck a great balance between arena rock and not being too frilly in the stagecraft department.

The vaunted and always over-hyped Super Bowl advertisements were O.K. The Budweiser Clydesdale and Dalmation advertisements still have what it takes to tell a story and draw you in. I’ve recently become aware of and think it’s pretty cool. (You can see all the Super Bowl ads on Hulu.) That is very good because tonight’s Alec Baldwin Hulu ad was a turn off and did nothing to make me want to go check it out! The Coca Cola Happiness/Avatar ad was sweet. But I think the real winner of the Super Bowl Ad Wars was Miller Time’s one second advertisement. I Tweeted that if I hadn’t heard the buzz about a one second ad, I might have thought it was an error. Yet even though I only heard it and didn’t see it, I knew it was Miller Beer just like that. Money well spent.

When the New England Patriots aren’t in the Super Bowl, Chuck often refers to the event as the Stupor Bowl. Tonight? Not by a long shot!


Lailaa said...

Oh, how A envies you folk that got to see one of his fav performers perform and to watch the Superbowl as he's quite into "The Boss" and tries to watch as much American Football as he can when possible - although not always the case since the games only get broadcast over here in the early AM hours... Hugs, xx

Pink Granite said...

Hi Lailaa -
So sorry to make your A jealous! But Springsteen's halftime performance really was the highlight of a very exciting game! Ooops! I think I just rubbed salt in the wound! Sorry!
- Lee

carrie said...

I loved Bruce too.. he can still rock!!!!!!!!!!!! Carrie

Pink Granite said...

Hi Carrie -
He was AWESOME!!!
- A.L.