Well it’s February 4th which means it’s the day after the Super Bowl and the start of a long and boring off season. Super Bowl day is such a fun day and then the day after is the worst. First off, I’m recovering from staying up too late, eating too much crap, and still getting over the blow the Ravens gave to us a few weeks back. Secondly, because my Sundays are gonna be open for the next 6 months and for us football fans that isn’t necessarily a good thing. My inner football fanatic enjoys the season because Sundays are a day spent in front of the tv, kicking back, relaxing, yelling and screaming and dressing up in the latest football gear. Win or lose it’s exciting to be in the spirits, sitting on the edge of my seat and watching my boys as they are just now learning the basics of the game. Now Sundays will be spent missing football and counting down the days until September!! On a happy note….February 4th…this day…marks one day closer to the Broncos winning the Super Bowl next year! Yup, it’s definitely gonna happen. 😉
So let’s reflect on last night. Overall, didn’t think it was the greatest Super Bowl in the world but some things definitely kept me entertained. Commercials were seriously lacking again this year which left me dissapointed. Many of them are in the “been there done that” category and I’m starting to think there isn’t a fresh idea left in the world. Last year I was pretty dissapointed but I thought this year was even worse. So come on ad team….spent some more time brainstorming for next year. Thanks!!
My top 5 faves of last night:
1) Halftime show! Say what you will about Beyonce, but I thought she knocked it out of the park. She has always been an amazing performer and knows how to put on a show and I thought she did a great job of getting the crowd energized after a lackluster first half while showing off her unbelievable talent as an artist. For the first time in years, I actually sat down and watched halftime all the way through and didn’t use it as an excuse to go pee. Thanks B!!!
2) “Where do babies come from” commercial. It’s probably just because I’m a parent that I appreciated this commercial so much. It was hilarious because the power of distraction is always a parent’s best friend and the father’s explanation was just comical. Not the best commercial I’ve ever seen but cute enough to make it memorable.
3) The power outage. Most people have talked negatively about the outage but quite frankly I thought it added a little bit of spice to the game. Blab all you want about losing momentum and focus. These athletes are professional and used to playing with momentum changers. Plus, they make millions of dollars to be good no matter what happens so really there is no excuse for the power to have affected anything. Plus, I thought the fans probably appreciated the extra 45 minutes they got out of their crazy expensive tickets. I know just being in a football stadium is amazing so even when the players aren’t playing it’s still awesome to be in the same room as them. So really it wasn’t all that bad.
4) Beware Ravens fans this will not please you……but one of the highlights of my night was watching Joe Flacco hit the ground and get a little dirt on his jersey. Again, I am only saying this because I’m a wounded Broncos fan. Every time his helmet slid along the turf my wound healed a little more. Obviously, I would never wish harm on anyone but it was a slight and yes petty satisfaction for those of us with a lingering bad taste in our mouths. So thanks Flacco for helping us heal a bit! 🙂
5) A winner was crowned! Even if the team I was rooting for lost it’s still nice to see the champion emerge every year. For any of us who love football it’s cool to see a group of men who have worked so hard get awarded for their skill and dedication. So as much as it pains me to say……Congrats Baltimore! (P.S. watch out for next year……we’re coming for ya)
My top peeves of last night:
1) Commercials! I already mentioned how crappy they were so I won’t say much more. However, I’m also getting slightly annoyed with all the tv promo ads for shows there are. We are already flooded with those in primetime so it would be nice if for one night commercials could fill up those spots. Seems like a lot of add time is wasted on tv promos that we don’t care about. Just because I see 12 promos for NCIS isn’t going to make me watch it. As a matter of fact I’m probably not gonna watch it now because I’m annoyed. Too much for this gal!
2) Ray Lewis! Love him or hate him he’s a good football player. I’m not arguing his skill as an athlete but I’m peeved that his retirement completely took away from the Baltimore Ravens as a team. All I have heard about for the past 6 weeks is Ray Lewis’ retirement. There was barely anything said about the team as a whole or how hard they worked when Ray was sitting on the bench. It was just all about Ray. Personally, I don’t think athletes should announce their retirement until after the season is over, otherwise, it completely takes all the glory from all the other players who have busted just as much ass to get to the Super Bowl. Football is about a team….not one member!
3) Refs and bad calls. Okay, again I’m not saying this because I don’t like the Ravens….but can you say “getting away with a lot of crap.” I mean wowza! Since Tom Brady got injured a few years ago I have not seen a team get away with late hits on a quarterback like they did last night. Don’t get me wrong I think the guys should be allowed to play football and often times the calls are a little too conservative….but consistency is key. There has to be a tone set at the beginning of the game and it has to be fair to both teams. I definitely think the 49ers got the short end of the stick with several calls and that is definitely frustrating. Win or lose we want to see a fair game not something that reaks of inconsistencies and unfair advantages. I know being a ref is a very difficulty job, but please perfect the system a bit before the 2013 season.
Overall, it was a great game and a fun night. Football is such an amazing sport and to be a fan is truly an honor. There is nothing more exciting than being connected to your team and feeling like you have shed just as many blood, sweat and tears with your guys as they have. We invest so much heart and soul into our players, our teams and the franchise that it makes the 16 week stretch painful or joyous. Congrats to all the teams on an exciting and successful season.
To my Broncos: You’re awesome, we’re awesome and together we’ll show ’em who’s boss next year!!! Love ya guys 🙂