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.
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."
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".
Just get to the border...
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/
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.
A broadcasting icon returns
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.
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.