Tonight I hadn't really planned to watch the Superbowl. I figured I'd just catch the best commercials and call it a day. But my Brother David was here, and he insisted that we do the Superbowl Thing Right. And what is Right? Well, I'm glad you asked. At a bare minimum, a super bowl party needs:
- A minimum of 7 kinds of chips
- Pizza delivered after kickoff
- A minimum of watching 4 hours of pre-game coverage
- Dessert with whipped cream on top
- Absolutely no regard for the number of calories consumed
We were able to hit all of these, with the exception of the fact that we only watched 2hrs of pre-game.
I've got to say, the above is a winning recipe. I really had a good time. The pre-game show turns out to be filled with just the kind of shmaltzy stories I can appreciate. Heck, it even included a little politics (for those of us in DC who can't live without it).
It probably doesn't hurt that the game was such a fun one to watch, with the underdogs proving victorious. And how about that surprise onside kick? You've got to love it.
As for the commercials, I wasn't really blown away. I think my favorite was Career Builder's Casual Friday spot:
Bud Light had a strong standing, with the Lost one being my favorite:
I've also got to give credit to Intel. Their Lunch Room Robot commercial kind of grew on me, and was one I enjoyed more the second time around.
The worst, by far and away, was the Super Bowl Shuffle commercial. I can't even bring myself to embed it on this page. How could they take one of my favorite childhood football memories and trash them so thoroughly? (Other memories include freezing my toes off at Bills Games - Thanks Ben G. for that one!)
All in all, this Superbowl thing was a real winner. Look at that, my little brother knows a thing or two.