“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi
Well, that was just a heck of a game, wasn’t it?
I’ve become fairly disenfranchised with the NFL – and pro sports in general. For the most part, we get to watch narcissistic divas who speak so poorly one wonders how they got through college. For my money, I’d rather watch kids get financially raped by the NCAA.
For me, these were the most interesting points in the game:
Bud Light’s New Bottle Featuring a Puppy with a Screw-On Cap!
I love Budweiser ad campaigns. It’s like Anheuser-Busch has given up on trying to convince anyone that their beer is any good (it isn’t). Instead, they focus on how amazing they package their really bad beer (Bud Light), or how incredible their Clydesdales are (Bud). In all fairness, I thought the “Soldier Coming Home” commercial was pretty awesome. The point, however, is it has nothing to do with the product itself – really bad beer. Back to the screw-on cap – can you really imagine some guy somewhere saying, “Wow. I am soooo full. I’ll just put the cap back on this bad boy and finish it later.” On the plus side, now traffic cops won’t really know if that container is open or not.
I honestly don’t remember what this commercial advertised, and I don’t really care enough to look it up. What I do remember is a fairly effeminate young man who was doing all kinds of gymnastic and dance moves which resulted in a purple ball smashing into walls and buses and stuff. I don’t even know where to begin with this one. First off, “Power of the Period” sounds like and ad for a feminine hygiene product. According to most of those ads, if one wants a really fun-filled day one simply buys the correct type of tampon; horseback riding, surfing and racquetball are sure to follow! Seriously, though… “Power of the Period”? Also, if the concept of “power” is meant to be portrayed, the last thing that will do it is some androgynous pseudo-guy sashaying around with a purple ball. They should have had him eat the ball and turn into Chuck Norris.
That Truck is on Fire!
So, Malcom Smith gets a brand new Chevy Silverado High Country for being Super Bowl MVP. After all of their effort in showing how manly Chevy trucks are during the in-game ads, Chevy gives Smith an obvious suburban daily driver. I’m sorry, but when your truck has more chrome than a rapper’s teeth, you really don’t need a truck. Fortunately, this truck is incredibly reliable as long as you never let it idle.
Jack in the Box has a new burger with bacon built right in to the patty! And it has bacon mayo! And strips of bacon! As far as I can tell, the basic message of this ad was, “If you put enough bacon on anything – even our burgers – it tastes pretty good!”. Wouldn’t it just be easier to make a really good BLT?
Tim Russell Tebow Wilson!
I like Tim Tebow. I also like Russell Wilson. Why? Because they’re not afraid to talk about their faith in Christ. I’m waiting to see what all the Tebow-haters have to say about Wilson. Perhaps if Tebow had won a Super Bowl his outspoken faith would be okay?
New Girl Features an Old Girl!
My girlfriend and her daughter both love this show called “New Girl”. I’ve seen it a couple of times and it’s okay. The episode right after the Super Bowl featured Prince/The Artist Formerly Known as Prince/The Artist Formerly Known as a Symbol for Androgyny But is Now Called Prince Again. I’m sorry, but when was the last time this guy was relevant? Fortunately, the normal guys in the show (the two black guys with “Fire and Ice” and the one white guy who isn’t the pretty one) were pretty funny. But, Prince just had his time-honored lip-pursed prissy half-grin and gave hours of advice to the girl on how to not be afraid to tell the not-pretty white guy she loves him. (I really should learn their names if I’m going to write about them). Love advice from Prince. Sheesh.
You might notice that none of the interesting things had anything to do with the game. Yeah. No kidding.