Monday, February 07, 2011

Red Carpet Failure, Christina Aguilera Over-sings, Rodgers Rules World

  • The Red Carpet on Fox's Super Bowl pre-game show was the worst sports idea since the glowing puck. Michael Strahan hasn't looked that uncomfortable since he was interviewed about Brett Favre taking a dive. Brutal.
  • Christina Aguilera made the mistake too many singers make: she made the National Anthem about her, instead of our country. Aguilera has an amazing voice, but she over-sang the song to the point she forgot the lyrics on the world's biggest stage. More is less.
  • The Black Eyed Peas halftime performance was widely panned. The vocals were lacking, but it's the Black Eyed Peas, not U2. I guess my expectations were it would be visually dazzling, and if you're into Tron, or Fergie in shoulder pads, it was. Fergie shouted more than she sang, but Slash's 15 seconds were cool, as was Usher's drop-in. Overall, it met my expectations.
  • The halftime seemed longer than the second quarter.
  • The game. Another good one, though not quite one of the best. Too many dropped passes, Pittsburgh turnovers, and no drama in the final minute to qualify as an all-time classic. Still, Packer fans LOVED it.
  • Aaron Rodgers, welcome to the elite. He joins Brady, Manning, Brees as one of the absolute best quarterbacks in the NFL. Rodgers was outstanding again Sunday, and he was actually better than he'll get credit, thanks to at least four drops. The team with the better quarterback won.
  • Rodgers took so many hits, but he read the Steelers defense so well, he managed to get rid of the ball just in the nick of time.
  • Rodgers torched NFL defensive player of the year Troy Polamalu all game long.
  • The Packers had injured players all season, and again in the Super Bowl, and still won it all.
  • State holiday in Wisconsin. In Iowa, it's just a "sick day" for Packer fans.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aguilera's National Anthem reminded me of Maya Rudolph's SNL skit.