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February 10, 2005

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Super Bowl 39

Good God that was a horrible game. If someone had told me two weeks ago that the game would be decided by a field goal but I'd want to shut it off by the end of the first quarter I'd have thought they were out of their mind.

Neither quarterback looked ready and made a bunch of bad throws; McNabb was the worse of the two. Both teams took turns making the opposing defense look good. When Philly went 3-and-out for the second time I declared the game over -- the only way to beat New England is to jump on them early and the Eagles weren't doing it. The Pats ran almost at will, something even the Browns could have told them would work against Philadelphia's D.

So, yeah. 24-21. Yay for the Pats, whatever. All I know is that I heard the word "dynasty" at least a dozen times during the last minute and the post-game show, and I agree with Dallas: We need to find a way to instantly punish sportscasters who use that word.

OK, on to the commercials. Pretty weak crop this year. Bud Light's skydiving ad was good, as was the Puff Daddy/Diet Pepsi ad. Got kind of tired of seeing it the third or fourth time it was on, though. The working-with-monkeys ads were funny (monkeys are always funny), but I couldn't tell you what job-hunting site the ads were for.

And now the craptacular ones. The frozen guy in the Mustang? Didn't get funny with repeated viewing. The bikers being intimidated by the SUVs? Blah. And look, it's MC Hammer and he's got bills to pay by the look of things.

I don't know what's worse: That there's no football for six months now, or that the season went out on that pathetic little whimper.


[Link to this comment] Posted by Dawn on February 10, 2005 7:44 PM.

Ya know, I don't know a thing about football, and I didn't watch the Super Bowl. I felt the need to comment because you're about the gazillionth person who has commented on how boring it was.

My Super Bowl '05 story?

I, personally, know FIVE people [unrelated, different dwellings] who FELL asleep during the third quarter. If it wasn't for the 'boredom' factor, I'd have developed a serious conspiracy theory involving subliminal messages. Alas, it was just the lack of explosion and ass. **sigh**

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[Link to this comment] Posted by Jason on February 11, 2005 4:32 PM.

Explosions and ass are always a good thing, but a well-played game always works out better. Once we all realized that Janet Jackson really had flashed a boob last year (which probably drove demand for TiVOs through the roof) the basic thought was, "couldn't she have done that 15 years ago?"

But yeah, bad football, bad halftime show (Paul McCartney?!), bad commericals (everybody was running scared from the FCC); it just all added up. I'm not surprised people fell asleep. The only thing keeping me going was the fact that I knew I was going to be writing about it :)

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