The Post-Super Bowl Super Post

6 Feb

Like I mentioned before, I don’t really care who won the Super Bowl. I had friends that were Giants’ fans, but I hate New York sports so  I was pretty neutral on that, and I don’t have any feelings for the Patriots. Except that I don’t think Tom Brady is attractive at all and I don’t understand the hype at all, but congrats on landing Giselle. Still, it’s a fun day and a fun game, so live and let live!

Here is my roundup from last night’s big ol’ football game. The bests, the worsts and of course the commercials. Can’t forget the commercials.

Bests

1. Kelly Clarkson
I’m not even a Kelly Clarkson fan, and I can tell you that homegirl rocked it. Honestly, I was the first one to say how unexcited I was to see her singing the National Anthem, but she was awesome. She looked amazing and she didn’t do that annoying, famous chick-singer thing where they have to add a million “ooooohs” and “woooohs” after every syllable, turning the National Anthem into a bad skat performance. Get it, girl.

2. The Puppy Bowl!
A full day of puppies playing around, accompanied by micro pig cheerleaders, a kitten half time show, a tweeting bird, dog tailgaters and a hamster-powered blimp. What could be any better than that? Let me answer that: literally nothing.

3. Super snacks
We hosted the Super Bowl this year, and our foods were the best. I made my Buffalo Chicken Dip, which went over big. My brother’s girlfriend made awesome Taco dip, we had wings, shrimp, tons of chips, clams casino. Oh yeah, we kicked Super Bowl’s butt.

Luckiest ref ever.

4. Pre-Sports
This year’s Super Bowl day kicked off early for me, with a Chelsea-Manchester United game in the morning, followed by the Flyers-Rangers, followed by some pre-game Puppy Bowl action. Sure Chelsea ended up taking their 3-0 lead and flushing it down the toilet, and the Flyers lost (again), but a day of sad outcomes in sports is still better than nothing!

5. The beer spread
No Keystone at this house. Our party was packed with awesome beers, like Yuengling, Smuttynose and Yards. I even got to kick off the Super Bowl morning with Mikkeller’s All Other’s Pale Ale, a gift from my boss and fellow beer-lover. Delicious day.

Worsts

1. The Giants’ endless injuries
Don’t worry, I’m not so heartless that their injuries actually annoyed me.  I just hate seeing injuries. They stress me out more than they should for the average person. I spend the entire game thinking about the injured player, then pretty much bracing for the next injury. There was an insane amount of injuries yesterday. I was a total wreck.

2. Madonna’s weird dance moves
Maybe I’m not a Madonna fan. No, I’m definitely not a Madonna fan. And I really wasn’t into Madonna’s super-slow-paced, entirely-lip-synced performance last night. It’s a live performance, woman! Sing! Then she comes out in these crazy, gladiator-meets-who-knows-what outfit and does these crazy poses for five minutes, raising her arms up after every single move as if to say ‘Hey! Look what I did!’  Then MIA made a pathetic attempt at being edgy by- apparently- flipping off the camera? No one I know saw it, and it’s just plain stupid to try that hard. MIA, I used to think you were cool, but now I’m not so sure. The whole thing was one big borefest. Should have gotten Bruce Springsteen.

3. The number of times they played “Moves Like Jagger”
We get it, “The Voice” is on after the Super Bowl. Please stop reminding us every single time there is a break in the game! You just came off as desperate, NBC.

4. That rubber-band-jumping-guy during the half time show
Apparently he is called a “slack line dancer.” I don’t care what he calls himself, that dude was weird and pointless. The sneakers, curly hair and toga didn’t do much to help me not be confused. What a stinker of a half-time show!

Best commercials
I was not a fan of all of the Super Bowl promoters premiering their commercials online before the Super Bowl… mainly because I watched them all which took away some of the funny. I would have loved the Ferris Beuller spoof or Jerry Seinfeld’s zipline had they not already been available a week before yesterday. But there were some standouts, like Bud Light’s Wigo, and these others.

1. Will Arnett’s Hulu Commercial
I have been on an Arrested Development kick on Netflix recently, so I laughed way too loudly in front of the house full of people when Arnett dropped “THIS IS A $3,000 SUIT COME ON!” at the end. Anyone that has watched Arrested Development will definitely appreciate this.

2. Mr. Quiggly and his moon walk
Look at Mr. Quiggly!!!!!!! He’s so cute and speedy in his little sneakers!!!!!!!! Enough said.

3. Clint Eastwood going America all over the place
This commercial made me want to run out, buy a denim jacket, and build something. Props to Clint Eastwood, for totally bringing the America out in me with a raging passion.

4. The 30 Rock Pizza Hut promo
Lutz’s Pizza Hut shout out at the end was hilarious, as was Lemon’s awesome outfit. I have to admit, even the commentators’ tacky jokes afterwards warmed my heart.

5. Super dog
Put a dog in a commercial and I’m pretty much done.Especially when they’re so darn cute. When this little guy looks shamefully at himself in the mirror I almost cried. And then it ends with a Star Wars reference? You can’t go wrong in this commercial.

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