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Whew, what a game. This year the NFL championship game had a little bit of everything. From big plays to memorable commercials to a power outage, from bad language to awkward moments the game in New Orleans played out like an unscripted reality show.

Here are some of my favorite moments from super Sunday.



This guy is in the Hall of Fame? 

Poor Dave Robinson. Who was the genius that put him last in line for Hall of Fame introductions? Ravens lineman Jonathan Ogden was announced right before Robinson and received as most would expect a big ovation, then Robinson was given his intro and you could hear crickets and Robinson say "Damn, it's bad after that."




A little less talk and a lot more action.

Wow! All I can say besides this geek is one lucky guy, I felt awkward watching this with my kids and my in-laws in the same room. I think my face turned 50 shades of red and I didn't dare look at anyone. It was the longest 30 seconds of my life, but techy guys everywhere probably stood up and cheered exclaiming "so you're telling me there's a chance".





Put some clothes on...

Remind me again who the target audience is for the NFL? Look the reality is no "average" man can make a pair of Calvin Klein skivvies look that good.


Just get to the border...

What the hell just happened? All of a sudden adults over the age of 70 made a run for the border and began acting like out of control teenagers.


At least it didn't totally suck

As the halftime show began, I couldn't stop thinking of the greatest halftime performance of all time. That of course came in the 1992 Super Bowl at the Metrodome and featured Up with People. Production value was solid, but I just couldn't get into "Put a ring on it" and "Halo".


Back to you

After the Ravens ran the second half kickoff back for a touchdown, the lights went out in the Big Easy. The late Don Merideth would have been proud and broke out in song. Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots tried to piece the blackout together after play by play announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms microphones went dead. Nantz need not worry about being Wally Pipped/


Anger management

So somehow, the fact two brothers were coaching against each other was able to slip by me because no one was talking about it…Anyway, Harbaughbowl was won by the older more in control of his emotions John. Yeah, about that emotion thing. As the lights began to come back on, John was seen berating an official on the sideline. We aren't sure if this is a Superdome guy or an NFL official, but what is certain is that John is NOT asking him where to go for a postgame celebratory meal.


Survey Says

If this football thing doesn't work out for Deion Sanders or Leon Sandcastle, the duo could pull off a double for Steve Harvey.


A broadcasting icon returns

Seriously, this one was the best commercial of Sunday's festivities. The late Paul Harvey narrated an ode to farmers and the images included with the spot for Dodge made it memorable.


Holy Joe

Joe Montana hasn't taken an NFL snap in 20 years. Yet the iconic quarterback of the 80's and 90's lives on.


A goat chips in

Doritos usually plays well in the big game and this year was no different. A man and a goat have a conflict about the chips and the goat wins. There are certain things you can't go wrong with. Goats and kids are two.


Aw nuts not this guy again

As the game worked itself into the later stages I thought to myself, ‘self we haven't seen a commercial use the overplayed Gangnam Style and Psy'. The words had barely dropped my lips when California's Paramount Farms used the South Korean pop star to pitch their nuts. Only in the USA.


Horse play

A beer ad is supposed to make you want to buy their product not reach for a tissue like a movie on the Oprah network. Come on Budweiser, I can't handle anymore baby Clydesdales growing into adults and sniff…has a sniff…reunion…with his trainer after years a part.


Just go away Ray!

Go away, Ray. His pre-game comments when asked about the double murder back in 2004 were unbelievable. All week long, the 17 year vet took the high road. Then when asked by Shannon Sharpe if he wanted to address the two families, Lewis played the victim.

"It's simple, God has never made a mistake. That's just who he is, you see. And if our system- it's the sad thing about our system- if our system took the time to really investigate what happened 13 years ago, maybe they would have got to the bottom line truth. But the saddest thing ever was that a man looked me in the face and told me, ‘We know you didn't do this, but you're going down for it anyway.' To the family, if you knew, if you really knew the way God works, he don't use people who commits anything like that for his glory. No way. It's the total opposite."

No Ray, the saddest thing is that two people died.

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