Since I had no particular wish for either team to win Super Bowl XLI, this year I decided to watch the game with a pen and a legal pad. What follows will be a mixed bag of rambling and comments, written down as the game played out and noting, of course the airing of the Super Sunday commercials.
....If you aren't interested in the game, ignore the lines in the regular font. The lines in italics are my rambling thoughts. Those in blue are notes about some of the commercials.
(The Piano Man is getting paid for that gig? )
(Has Dan Marino ever made an intelligent statement? )
(Can anyone understand a single word that comes out of Shannon Sterling's mouth? )
Opening kick-off - Hester 92-yd return for a touchdown! Da Bears 7, Indy 0.
(Shut up, Phil Simms! You're almost as bad as Joe Theisman. )
Commercial: Bud Light - "Rock, Paper and Scissors." Two men reach for the last Bud Lite in a bucket of ice. They play rock, paper, scissors to decide who gets it. One man shows "paper," and the other throws a rock and hits him in forehead. Walks away with the beer. (Funny)
Commercial: Doritos - "Air Bag." In a head on collision, bag of Doritos serves as an airbag. (Ho-hum)
Commercial: Best Buy - "Defective Mouse." A rabbit and hamster are using a live mouse trying unsucessfully to get on line. (Cute and funny)
Commercial: Sierra Mist - "Beard comb-over." A man getting let go from a job because of his appearance. He has long beard which is combed over up to his head to hide a bald spot. (Not bad)
Reggie Wayne 53-yd touchdown pass! Fumbled snap. Chi 7, Ind 6.
Commercial: FedEx - "Moon Office." Workers floating in zero-gravity. One wonders how they make shipments. FedEX spaceship lands outside. (Nice sfx - okay)
Commercial: Bud Light - "Auctioneer Wedding." Fast talking auctioneer running wedding ceremony. Two guests waiting for ceremony to end to begin partying and drinking pay off auctioneer. (Funny, pretty good)
Fumbled kick-off return, Colts' ball! Colts' fumble, Bears' ball! Jones 52-yd run to to the Colts' 5-yd line. (Consecutive plays)
Grossman pass to Muhummad, touchdown! Chicago 14, Indianappolis 6.
Commercial: Snickers - "Man Kiss." Man working under hood of car as another man watches. First man has a Snickers candy bar hanging from his mouth. Second man decides to eat the other end of the candy. They end up with lips touching! Yuk! (Funny, good one)
Promo: Survivor: Fiji - Just another reminder how stupid reality TV really is!
Commercial: Bud Light - "English Lesson." Teaching foreigners how to ask for a Bud Light. Ends with teaching them what to say if someone asks for their Bud Light - "No Speak English." (Funny, not bad)
Network Promo: Two idiots watching the Super Bowl rooting for different teams: Oprah and Letterman.
(Would someone please put a gag on Simms! )
Bears fumble, Colts' ball. End of 1st quarter: Bears 14, Colts 6. (A service for those participating in an office 100 Squares Pool.)
Vinatieri 29-yd field goal: Chi 14, Indy 9.
(Surprise! Peyton Manning waited until 2 minutes into the second quarter to start whining! I ask you, has there ever been a dumber-looking hick play in the NFL? )
(Maybe if Simms keeps talking so much, maybe he'll fall asleep like half the viewing audience. Shut up, Simms! )
Touchdown Colts! Indy 16, Chi 14!
Colts fumble, Bears' ball! Bears' Grossman fumbles snap, Colts' ball! (Consecutive plays.)
Vinatieri 36-yd field goal attemp: No good! Wide left. Half time: Colts 16-14 over the Bears.
(Our home made Chili - came out great! Magnifique! I didn't need those nostril hairs anyway!)
(Aunt Jemima singing at half time? No, wait - it's Prince! WTF is he wearing on his head? How appropriate! Singing "Purple Rain" in the pouring rain!)
(I don't know who sounded worse - Billy Joel singing the National Anthem or Prince butchering "Along The Watchtower." Jimi Hendrix was surely rolling over in his grave. What an insult to a truely great talent!)
(Where's Janet Jackson and that Timberfake fella? At least they gave us some skin!)
The Bears kick off to the Colts to start the 2nd half of play.
( Hmmm, almost 7 minutes into the 3rd quarter and Manning is whining again! )
(Shoot Simms! )
Vinatieri 24-yd field goal: Colts 19, Bears 14.
Commercial: Bud Light - "Gorillas Plot." Two gorillas in a zoo plot to steal a case of Bud Light, but just as they are about to execute the plan, a flashbulb from a tourist's camera dazing the one who was supposed to pull off the heist. (Funny, not bad)
Commercial: Taco Bell - "Safari Lions." Two lions watching a group on safari having lunch try to pronounce the name of a Taco Bell product. (Cute, so-so.)
Rhodes: 36-yd run!
Vinatieri FG: Ind 22 - Chi 14.
Commercial: Federline's commercial was as bad as advertised! (I didn't even catch the sponsor.)
Commercial: Bud Light - "Hitchhiker." Young couple see a hitchhiker with an axe. Girl says don't stop. Boy says he's a six-pack of Bud Light. When they ask him the purpose of the axe, the hitcher says, "Bottle opener." Next hitchhiker has a chain saw! (Funny, good parody of the horror/slasher films)
Robby Gould 44-yd field goal: Indy over Chicago 22-17. End of 3rd quarter.
(At the end of three quarters, I have reached the conclusion that this is the worst crop of Super Bowl commercials in quite some time.
....My favorite so far: The Rabbit and hamster trying to get on line with a real mouse. Runner-up? I'd have to say the "Hitchhiker." )
Indianappolis interception of Rex Grossman pass returned for touchdown! Colts 29-17.
Commercial: HP Computers - Cool graphics.
Colts intercept another Grossman pass! (Bears' achilles heel, namely their Quarterback , has been exploited again!)
(Manning is whining again because the coach signaled for a punt. Good grief, man! You're up 29-17! )
Bears four and out, Colts take over on downs with just under 4 minutes remaining in the game.
Two minute warning.
(Groan! If wasn't bad enough that Peyton Manning's face has been plastered all over commercials for the last three years without him ever winning the big game - what's it going to be like when he does win? )
Final score: Indianappolis Colts 29 - Chicago Bears 17!
(Man! I've got a massive Phil Simms headache! I do believe his babbling would have even the Pope swearing! )
(Manning received the Most Valuable Player trophy, and rightfully so! But aarrgh! I dread those up-coming commercials!)
There you have it, my super take on the Super Bowl on this super Sunday. I guess my super rambling thoughts weren't such a super idea for a Blog posting, but it's time for bed. This will have to do.