Packers box up Steelers in Super Bowl XLV
Waaaay too much information to cover in one blog so necessity demands of me brevity and tidbits as opposed to paragraphs of analysis and opinion. “Lets get it started in here”:
*Bad Ben finished the season with the same quote he began the season with, almost verbatim. He’s getting pretty good at letting down the fans, his teammates, and the organization, but at least this time there were no payoffs.
*When little kids mess up the National Anthem (a.k.a. “The Star Spangled Banner”) I tend share in their embarrassment. When a multi-platinum house-hold name with homes all over the world messes up the National Anthem it’s truly upsetting. Especially when the world is watching. BOO!
*Snickers commercial leveling Roseanne Barr with a giant piece of swinging lumber is the only way to watch her on television. Didn’t she mess up the National Anthem once? Look out Christina Aguilera! It must’ve been difficult for Snickers to decide to level Roseanne Barr over Richard Lewis though.
*A-Rod, now Alex Rodriguez, getting hand fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz made me a bit queasy inside, not in an “awww” way though, more in an “outta my way!!!!” way as I rushed for the nearest trash can. Maybe Cameron can feed him some pitches in the MLB playoffs.
*Aaron Rodgers, now A-Rodg, went one pick ahead of Jason Campbell in the 2005 NFL Draft. Maybe Joe Gibbs should come out and say “I said Rodgers, not Rogers!!!” for the ninth pick in the same draft where they scooped up cornerback Carlos Rogers. It might work.....
*Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy supporters were right. Brett Favre supporters were wrong. I hope Brett Favre was watching in his denim Wranglers without his camera phone, because for all he’s put everyone through over the last three years he deserves some bad memories of his own.
*My play of the game: Jordy Nelson, after dropping a crucial long conversion, lines up the next play and notices his cornerback is blitzing. He signals Rodgers about the blitz and that he’ll be wide open, Rodgers delivers, Nelson breaks away for mucho more yards to keep the drive alive, kill more clock and boost the point deficit. Then he drops one off the finger tips that would’ve clinched the game, but that wasn’t my play of the game, and they won anyway.
*Godaddy.com should be banned from participating in Super Bowl commercials. Coke and Doritos should be on probation.
*Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash, and the light bulb dancers were fine and good, looked like everyone was having fun, as they gosh darn tootin better be for those prices, but those wardrobes were atrocious. If that’s what near future societies look like on earth, I’m buying a Lunar Shuttle ticket and moving to the moon where hopefully more primitive and comfortable clothing is available for purchase.
*The Redskins still beat the Packers 16-13 this season. That doesn’t mean they’re the best team in the NFL, but once again it reiterates that the Redskins can play with and beat anyone. They just don’t.
*The 3-4 defense caused three turnovers, the Packers scored 21 points off those turnovers. That's what won them a Championship.
*If Lombardi is truly going home he needs to come back to Washington next year, his last coaching job. With any luck there’ll be a strike-shortened season, the Redskins will move back to RFK when Fed-Ex sinks back into the abyss from where it came, and the Lombardi Trophy will be as good as paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue hoisted on the shoulders of our new quarterback A-Rodg and wide receiver Terrell Owens.