Monday, February 7, 2011

What It's Really All About

What was your favorite part of the Superbowl?

The game?
The Steelers lost.  The end.   That was about as much as I understood watching men in spandex running across a football field.  Apparently four years of high school football games taught me nothing.  I dozed off after the half-time show.  I think I may have even snored. I then passed out on the couch and missed the very end. I woke up at 1 am with a screaming child who decided it was playtime.  I had lots of time to get caught up on what I missed since she didn't fall back asleep until 4:30 am.

The commercials?
There were some really good ones like the Cocoa-Cola dragon commercial, the recap of how the Superbowl was featured in popular sitcoms (from Happy Days to Family Guy), the Volkswagon one with the little one dressed as Darth Vader, and the Budweiser Old West commercial where everyone was singing "Tiny Dancer".

There were some cringe-worthy ones like Homeaway.com with the test baby,  the Audi one with the Blue Bloods escaping their mansion prison, the Brisk commmercial featuring Eminem, and the Joan Rivers Go-Daddy.com commercial.

The Half-time Show?
The Black-Eyed Peas rocked out this year during half-time.  Even though they may not have sounded great, I thought they were one of the better acts since Janet and Justin (I mean that tongue in cheek). I thought the dancers with the lighted costumes on the field were pretty cool.

The food?
We had thai chili wings, hot wings, spicy ranch wings, pizza, spinach dip, ranch pretzels, and brownies.  It seems almost un-Superbowl-like to eat healthy during the Superbowl. 

The company?
Maybe you watched it alone (ah, peace and quiet), with family and friends (ah, the healthy camraderie), or in a sports bar or other public venue (ah, nothing like the crowd's energy to get your adrenaline going).  We stayed home and had company over.  It was actually one of the quietest Superbowl parties we've had in a while.

For me, it was the company and the wings.  Really, truly.

It even made up for the $130 my daughter charged on my credit card for smurfberries.

*I was contacted by a HomeAway representative who alerted me to the press release that their CEO had issued on February 8th assuring the public that the "test baby" ad featured during the Superbowl was not going to be aired any longer due to the public's reaction.  To read the full press release, click here.

5 comments:

Angie said...

A disappointing ending for us Pittsburghers but as my 5 yr old told my husband "They will win next year Daddy"

I am not really into football either. I enjoy making the food that my husband loves during the games. I was actually reading my book during the game last night for a while.

Shell said...

Um, I want an explanation of the smurfberries!

It was watching it with my husband and the food that were the best parts for me.

Stephanie Faris said...

The food! Super Bowl is traditionally nachos night at my house. We had nachos and watched the game briefly...but my husband wasn't all that into it. He tuned in in time to see the end.

Joy@TPMG said...

The smurfberries are actually a long story. But needless to say if games on iPads or iPhones have things you can buy in the game, it will not ask for a password like it would from the app store or iTunes which means little ones can hit a button and buy all kinds of things. Emily bought $130 worth of Smurfberries. A friend just emailed us how to prevent it from happening again and I still haven't heard back if they are going to remove the charges.

Megan said...

I actually didn't watch the Super Bowl or the commercials, but now I'm gonna go Google the good commercials!

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