Well on events around the superbowl… or maybe the commercials… because I know what I thought is what really matters from last night. Hah. Really its just that I actually had an opinion on a few things and thought hey – why not – I’ll blog them!
So the game itself… we actually watched most of it, and I had picked Greenbay to pull for mostly because they beat the Falcons and because their quarterback was not Ben Roethlisberger. So yeah my team won!
But the commercials and the entertainment – that’s where I start having opinions.
First off – messing up the National Anthem is not cool. Why can we not just sing it like its meant to be? And maybe, just maybe, get the words right? Especially in what is obviosuly a very patriotic themed superbowl. I’m not really sure why its a patriotic theme – but regardless, I liked the patriotic stuff. And then you mess up the Anthem? I really liked the Declaration of Independence segment in the pre-game. Not really sure how it tied to the game, but I’m a sucker for that type of stuff. Makes me all weepy and I want to go thank each and every troop in person. I especially liked that they didn’t just do military – there were kids in an orchestra, farmers, mill workers – really did try and range a wide array of America. Because we are a wide array of people, talents, jobs, etc. America is beautiful because of its differences [side note – have you read the Beauty of Different? You should.]
Hmmm – want to hear my thoughts on the commercials or half-time show next… let’s do half-time show. I think that show had so much potential to be good. Loved the songs. But the execution?? The sound guy is probably out of a job this morning – and who thought those space age outfits and dancers were a good idea. I do not need to see Fergie’s chest with Christmas lights and the light up heart on the other guy’s suit was just so cheesy it was wrong. So much potential – so much went wrong. Really – don’t need to say much more than that.
The commercials. Ironically, this next morning, only 4 commercials truly stick out and they were all automobile ones. [I think these were all National ads – hard to tell sometimes. Do most people even know that some are local, some are National?] I really enjoyed the BMW X3 designed in America, made in America one. It wasn’t a ‘funny’ it was an emotional play and I liked it. The Chyrsler 200 was the same type of theme, and it worked quite well too. I did say ‘man, they paid for a double-ad spot or something – it was a long ad’ to which my husband replied ‘no, we did…’ (ahem tax dollars & bailout) – but regardless great ad – just wish I saw more of the car. The two ‘funny’ ones that I liked were both VW – great ads – though doesn’t change the fact that I have a bad impression of VW (everyone I know who has owned one has had huge service issues – lots of random things breaking down, etc.) I LOVED the Darth Vader one, though when it gets down to it – auto-start isn’t a new concept. I also really liked the beatle one – just a different take, guess not really funny, but very different from the first and I really enjoyed it. Other than that – I really didn’t think many other ads stood out. Well for the right reasons. I did like the ‘Reply-All’ commercial but 5 minutes later I couldn’t tell you who it was for. Go Daddy was typically tacky. Groupon was suprisingly tacky. (Through twitter I learned that they are raising money for those two causes that they seemed to belittle in their ads… just tacky.) Pepsi and Coke were both underwhelming… well a couple of the Pepsi Max commercials were kind of funny – but overall just not what I would say is Superbowl worthy. I remember laughing at a Bud commercial but now I don’t remember what it was at all. Obviously memorable.
There were lots of movie promos – which is to be expected. I couldn’t tell you what the Jennifer Aniston movie is actually about. My thoughts on both Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean was really, they really made more sequels to those? Intrigued by the Bradley Cooper movie, mostly because I love him from his Alias days. Not sure I care about the premise of Cowboys & Aliens but I will see a movie that has Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Mmmm eye candy. Butt kicking eye candy. The kids movies… my kids aren’t really old enough for me to care about them yet. I did love the Angry Birds tie in to Rio just because it was amusing to see the Twitter response.
So all in all – ads were pretty lack luster. 12 hours later and only a few stick out in my mind.
It was a fun evening, watching it all. The team I picked one… it wasn’t a blow out… so all in all – it was a good game. I hope others enjoyed it as well… I am curious to see other people’s thoughts on ads, etc. Comment and let me know!