I watched the N.Y. Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI today on TV.
- My favorite ad was the Doritos slingshot snatch, possibly inspired by Angry Birds.
(One kid is refusing to share his bag of Doritos with his baby brother. So grandma puts her electric wheelchair in reverse, and slingshots the baby in a jumper towards the older kid, and the baby snatches the Doritos.)
- Fiat had a couple of pointless ads featuring an Italian cutie.
- Clint Eastwood did a two minute ad for Chrysler (owned by Fiat) with the theme of “It’s half-time in America.”
The halftime show wasn’t very interesting to me, but Madonna did an adequate job considering the audience was really there to see a football game. I didn’t recognize any of her guest singers. One of the guest singers motioned with a middle finger, which caused some controversy after the game.
As far as the game went, I almost stopped watching during the 3rd quarter.
The Patriots coach must have told his team at halftime to “Just coast.” – the Patriots performance was that bad.
I did not expect that many incomplete passes, interceptions and sacks in a pro game, let alone the Super Bowl.
Wes Welker’s fumbled reception, with the spiral pass bouncing off his hands, will live on forever as one of the worst plays in Super Bowl history.
Tom Brady did fine when the Giants defence gave him 5 seconds to prance around the backfield before throwing to an unscreened receiver, but was completely ineffective under pressure or against screened receivers.
His final seconds Hail Mary throw is just another illustration of that – incomplete.
As his supermodel wife, Giselle Bundchen, said, “You [have] to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” she said in the video. “My husband cannot f–king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
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