February 3, 2008, - 10:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Now that the Superbowl is over, here are my observations:
* A funny thing happened on the way to the coronation. Contrary to the conventional wisdom and foregone conclusions, there was no President Dewey and no New England Patriots victory, tonight. I’m glad the New York Giants won. As I wrote earlier today, I was sick and tired of the coronation of the Patriots and Tom Brady. Glad a classier bunch took the crown out from under them. Congrats to Eli Manning et al. Question: Do Eli and Peyton Manning make the first brother QB team to win Superbowl championships? I’d bet yes.
Here’s my fave picture from the night:
* YAAAWN. The Superbowl was incredibly boring and tiresome until the last couple of minutes or so of the Fourth Quarter. It was a low scoring game with almost nothing going on. NY Giant Plaxico Burress helped make it exciting, catching Eli Manning’s 13-yard pass for the touchdown that clinched the victory. Tom Brady looked like he was weighed down by too much mousse and gel. So sad, too bad. You lost, dude. Maybe if Brady (and his posse) concentrated more on football and less on his modeling career and wannabe future as a Hollywood starlet, he’d have been the four-ring champ. The real men in flak-jackets on the field won this one.
Yes, Girls Can Play in the NFL . . .
* The ads were among the lamest and most uncreative of any Superbowl yet. It seems that with each successive Superbowl, the ads get worse. It’s a sure sign of the declining creativity in America (which some economists say is a sign of the decline of capitalism and freedom, too). You’d think that at $2.7 mill per 30 seconds, the ads would be spectacular. NOT. If I had to pick a favorite ad, it was this one from Coke (and no, it’s not the lame James Carville Coke ad. Groan.):
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