The Super Bowl is a big deal at my house. We have chips and dip, wings and chili, and all that goes with that. We sit around the TV and stuff our faces and talk while the game is on, wincing at the hits and yelling when something spectular happens. Like yesterday when the offence played beautifully and opened a hole ten yards from the line big enough to throw a cat through, and the ball carrier turned around and sat down just inside the inzone. (Loved that play.)
However, when it’s all done, I don’t care who actually won the game. I’m watching for the commercials.
This year, I’m giving them a 7 out of 10. Maybe an 8. Points off for the teasers telling you to go to their website to see the rest of the commercial. And where were the dogs barking the theme to StarWars? They didn’t seem to be as many inventive spots as I’ve seen in the past, but the ones that were, sparkled.
Clint’s halftime pep-talk was my favorite, followed by the yogurt head butt that caught me completely off guard. The vampires were FABULOUS!! (Love to see them being used to sell anything, but I had to explain them to my mom.) and baby-slinging grandma was a hoot. I liked the play on Bueller’s Day Off, but heard that it had been out already. Our only difficulty was keeping my dad from muting them. He’s so automatic with that clicker. ;-)
Oh, and Madonna was super. I liked seeing her up there.