Packers Prevail–Super Bowl Recap
In a game where momentum seemed to swing like a pendulum, the Green Bay Packers come away with a big win. Some other big moments also caught Americas attention on "Super Sunday".
So I was moderately interested in this years Super Bowl. Not a whole lot of lead up going into it and no "story" I suppose. If you ask me the fact that the Green Bay Packers were able to over come all the injuries that plagued them early on is pretty amazing but that's just me. I can't stand Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward so I was automatically rooting for the Pack. Cheesehead for a day I guess. Needless to say I was pretty happy with their 31-25 Super Bowl victory.
The game was one of the more exciting games too. Green Bay owned the first half, but Pittsburgh battled back in the second half to get within 3. But Aaron Rodgers would lead his team down the field for the game winning drive, and the Packers defense would hold strong in the final 2 minutes to prevent The Steelers from converting a key 4th down. They named Rodgers the games MVP and deservingly so. The guy threw over 300 yards and 3 TD passes. Great game for the Pack. The game however wasn't the only thing that caught my attention last night.
Star of Glee, Lea Michelle did a great rendition of "God Bless America" to open up the game and then it was Christina Aguilera's turn to show her American pride by singing the national anthem. Unfortunately she forgot the watch the Ramparts. She completely left that line out and then to make up for it she decided to combine a couple lines to make it "what so proudly we watched". Not good Christina. It will be interesting to see how she handles it. Check out the video if it here, just in case you missed it.
The half time show was actually way better than I expected it to be. The audio is always a bit weird for the Super Bowl since you have the crowd noise and you have to get sound all over a whole stadium so you can't fault the Black Eyed Peas for that. Overall they did pretty well, considering they were following acts like The Who, The Stones and Bruce Springsteen. Slash was a nice addition to break up all the top 40 and R&B with him and Fergie busting out some "Sweet Child O' Mine". Usher came in at the end to do his best Michael Jackson impression, which wasn't bad. Overall, the halftime show kept me entertained which was nice.
As far as the commercials go they were pretty good this year. Doritos brought it pretty strong with some good ads. I particularly liked the creepy guy licking the guys fingers and pants to get the taste of Doritos, gross. Snickers also had a good one with Roseanne Bar getting smashed by a log. Go Daddy is usually a crowd favorite with it's teasing of Danica Patrick "taking it off" on their website, which never happens so any of you heading there this morning to check it, jokes on you. Some of my favorites were the couple Car Max commercials. This one was awesome.
I was glad to see some summer movie trailers. Particularly being able to see a trailer for the upcoming Captain America movie. A lot of internet buzz about this, and finally we got a glimpse at it. We also got to see trailers for the new Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean and a longer extended trailer for Thor. The one commercial that really let me down was the Ozzy and Bieber ad. It was just bad. I did however enjoy the Kim Kardashian ad for Sketchers. Finally someone makes those ridiculous shape up shoes look good.