THE GOOD: Aaron Rodgers was the best player in this year’s Super Bowl. It was one of the most outstanding performances by a quarterback in the history of the game. He threw for 304 yards but could have had much more if his receivers hadn’t been dropping the ball.
Greg Jennings made some big catches across the middle and came down with two touchdowns in what was an outstanding performance despite the Steelers focusing on taking him away from Rodgers as a target.
I thought there were a number of good commercials in the game. A number of the Doritos commercials were pretty good. I’m not talking about the dude sucking the other dude’s finger.
I liked the Snicker’s commercials and thought both of the Eminem commercials were okay..
The Faith Hill commercial with the boyfriend and girlfriend was funny.
THE BAD: Singer Christina Aguilera, who has a great voice was terrible in singing the National Anthem because she got the words wrong in the Star-Spangled Banner. I think that she was going too far with trying to give her version of the anthem rather than merely singing it.
She released a statement apologizing for her performance: “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
I thought the Black-Eyed Peas did a good job with the dancing part of their performance, but the sound was terrible. First of all they can’t sing outside of a studio and the volume level was too low. How could you mess up the sound so badly in such a big event? The visuals were good but the audio was horrible.
The Green Bay Packers receivers Jordy Nelson and James Jones dropped a lot of good passes from Rodgers. Nelson made up for it with a number of important passes that he did catch.
Ben Roehtlisberger played a poorly. He threw two interceptions and one of them was returned for a touchdown. Big Ben missed open receivers a number of times and he shouldn’t have been throwing to Mike Wallace with their season on the line. Hines Ward is the guy with the experience that would warrant him being thrown to in that situation.
Overall I thought this was a bad year for commercials.
THE UGLY: The Doritos commercial in which the guy sucked his co-worker’s finger then was smelling the pants of another co-worker was sick. He would be the kind of guy who you stay away from.
That 52 yard field goal attempt by Pittsburgh’s Shaun Suisham was about the worst that I saw all year. That kick had no chance and looked like they had let one of the offensive linemen try to kick the field goal.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the NFL were trying to put 400 people in seats that the local Fire Department felt were unsafe. How bad must those seats have been? You know it had to be seriously unsafe for the Fire Department to interfere with fans at the Super Bowl.
What did you think of A-Rod being fed grapes by his girlfriend Cameron Diaz? I thought it was something that is best done in private. A-Rod will have to live down that picture when he gets to spring training.