This was the first time I actually watched the entire Superbowl. I generally will tune in for a few commercials and maybe the half-time show but never the entire game. I enjoyed this year’s game and I’m glad I decided to watch. Here are my thoughts on the performances and commercials:
Performed by Jennifer Hudson – 9
It is hard to get a 10 on this song because it just isn’t really an easy song to sing. That being said, Ms. Hudson did a beautiful job. I would definitely put her in my top 10 National Anthem performances list. She hit all the notes and added her own twist to the song (in a good way).
Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – 6
I will have to admit that I’m not a Springsteen fan so my judgment may be skewed. I thought his performance was okay, he’s very energetic for a somewhat old guy. I didn’t recognize any of the songs so that didn’t help with my opinion of the performance. I would not count this half-time show as one that I will remember.
This is the best part of the Superbowl for me. I love to see the new commercials that are rolled out during this time. The past few years have been kind of blah when it comes to the commercials. This year was better than last year but I don’t think we will ever get back to the days of the Budbowl.
I thought I’d mention some of the rivalries and point out who came out on top.
Coke vs Pepsi: This was a tough one but I’d have to give it to Coke overall. The Pepsi commercials were much funnier (although pretty stupid) however I picked Coke because their commercials were superior as far as creativity and graphics are concerned. I loved the one where the bugs stole the guys Coke.
Budlight vs Budwiser: My choice is Budwiser. There is something about those Clydesdales that I just love. Budlight went the slapstick humor route which is getting old to me. Budwiser’s humor was more intelligent and very creative. My favorite one was when the Clydesdale went to find his love at the circus.
Careerbuilder vs Monster.com: Careerbuilder all the way! While the Monster.com commercial was humorous it didn’t make me laugh nearly as much as the Careerbuilder commercial. The best part was when the Koala got punched in the face.
There were so many commercials shown, here are my Top 5 (In no particular order).
E-Trade Babies: Even though I think these talking babies are creepy it was hilarious when the one baby started singing.
Pedigree: “Maybe you should get a dog”, I love just about any commercial that involves animals. You just can’t go wrong with animals. The little old lady running behind the ostrich – great!
Teleflora: The talking flowers in the box were wonderful. I hadn’t heard of this company before but I thought that they had a great commercial.
Cheetos: I just enjoy the evilness of Chester.
NBC Promos: The various promos for their shows were great. I especially enjoyed the LMAO clinic, ingenious.
I don’t feel the need to mention any of the many pointless and stupid commercials.
So what are your thoughts on the Superbowl commercials?