Everyone is talking about Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees getting caught on camera being fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz. Michael Wilbon of PTI says it will boost A-Rods image while Tony Kornheiser says A-Rod looked like a dweeb.
Somehow Wilbon turned this into a Yankees vs. Red Sox argument but lets take a closer look at it. Was it really that impressive? A-Rod has dated almost every actress and/or model in America (or is that Jeter) so is it really impressive to see Diaz jam popcorn in his face? I think it was funnier to watch John Madden try to text message during the game. Evidently he thought it was as exciting a Superbowl as I did.
Christina Aguilera screwed up the National Anthem this Superbowl. Not only is everybody talking about how she messed up the words, which is very very bad, but Aguilera has gotten the anthem correct numerous times in the past so that is not the biggest problem in my eyes. Why is it that singers screw up the tempo and overall tune of the song?
Was Simon Cowell coaching Aguilera before she hit the field telling her to "make it her own"? Well here is a message to everyone singing the National Anthem, it is not your own, it is ours, as in our countries song. This anthem belongs to everybody. It is never meant to be made “your own.”
Nobody beats Whitney Houston’s version. Speaking of which, am I the only person who was unaware of the fact that Houston was lip-synching during that monumental performance? I just learned that little fact from J.A. Adande of Around The Horn fame. Are you kidding me? That was the best anthem ever and now I learn that it was NOT live. This is almost worse than the day my friend Brett found out about Milli and Vanilli. Truly traumatic.
Michael Wilbon, Tim Cowlishaw and Michael Smith all say that Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL today. They say he is better than Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Phillip Rivers and Rex Grossman (just making sure you guys are still paying attention). Is he though?
He is the Superbowl MVP. He was 24 of 39 for 304 yards and three touchdowns. His team also won the Superbowl. Not too shabby but as many have pointed out, winning a game is a team effort and therefore should not dictate who is better. Trent Dilfer and the Baltimore Ravens won a Superbowl but was he a better quarterback than Dan Marino who never won one?
So is it possible that Aaron Rodgers is the absolute best QB in the game today? I argue that he is not. Why else would Tom Brady be the first ever unanimous NFL MVP? But I assure you that Rodgers is no longer sitting at the kid’s table.
There is always a lot of talk about Superbowl commercials and at roughly three million dollars per spot there is a lot of pressure to make your companies 30 seconds the most memorable.
We saw quite a few good commercials Sunday night; chimps driving cars, disturbing Doritos commercials, Groupon commercials done in poor taste, and talking E-trade babies, but folks nothing beats Sketchers eye-catching spot. Money well spent.
Lastly, I was supremely disappointed that no punt hit the infamously low, mind numbingly obese Cowboys stadium video screen. Am I the only one? Anyone else? No? Oh well.