Super Bowl 2010: So Far, Scoring Just Right, Commercials Just Wrong

Bleacher ReportSenior Analyst IFebruary 7, 2010

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 04:  (L-R) Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who  perform for members of the media during the Bridgestone Half Time Show Press Conference held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 4, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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At halftime, the score of the Super Bowl was a mere 10 to 6 in favor of the Colts, after the Saints stalled on 4th and goal.

Most expected a shoot-out between the Saints and Colts, yet, so far the Super Bowl has produced a competitive game, in which the momentum has shifted between Indy and New Orleans, and both sides have made key defensive plays.

Some - usually those who don't understand football - prefer constant scoring.  I prefer the situations.  I prefer when a thinking man's game that matches brain and bron.

I say that people that prefer touchdowns don't understand football, mainly because they don't understand the many situations involved ... and so, a touchdown is the only thing that makes sense.

To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to this Super Bowl.  The news about a likely lockout and the firing of Michael Irvin by ESPN after he was charged with what ESPN refused to report about Ben Roethlisberger has left me jaded by the NFL.

The NFL is going to hell in a handbasket, and the people in the NFL are just too stupid, delusional, and greedy to accept it.

About the only entertainment I've had at this point was from the halftime concert with The Who. 

Don't get me wrong though.  I don't expect everyone to feel the same way about a lockout and the Irvin situation, and if you have enjoyed the game so far, I'm not trying to take that away, but I cannot lie about my perceptions.

The Who are easily in the Top Five of my all-time favorite musicians, and especially as I write for B/R in which I have long written articles from my gut assumptions that important people in the sports world have read my articles... and well, didn't appreciate what I had to say.

I berate people.  I know that. As part of the New media, I am deaf, dumb, and blind to whether people in the mainstream media and otherwise are truly reading my articles, and/or what they truly think of the articles.

Sometimes, it is the only way to get someone's attention, especially for someone who is just a "Who" in a blogosphere yelping to be heard, because that "Who" actually believes in what he has to say, and believes that he should be heard, because he only seeks to provide constructive - if not occasionally acerbic - criticism.

Why?  Because I also believe that only the strongest of egos will survive trash talk.  The weak ones - usually people that insist on human evolution - break like toothpicks.  Thus, if your confidence in what you do is truly strong - then there is nothing I can say that would take that away.

Must be why Patriot fans hate when I berate Tom Brady and the Patriots.  They know that they are frauds.

On other topics, the Super Bowl commercials have been lacking in the innovative creativity that we have come to expect.  We've seen some rehashed ideas from years past, more animals acting unusually, and basically nothing to remember.