February 7, 2010, - 5:39 pm

Who Are You Rooting For in Tonight’s Big Game? UPDATE: New Orleans Wins 31-17

By Debbie Schlussel

****  UPDATE:  New Orleans beat Indianapolis 31-17 in what was one of the most boring, uneventful Super Bowls I can remember.  Yaaawn.  Waste of time, in my book.  Not an exciting game, this year.  Ditto for the ads, which were ho hum, including the dull Tim Tebow ad, which did not live up to my expectations, and certainly wasn’t what the feminists were bitching and moaning about.   What do you think about the game and the ads?  Weigh in, below.  ****

I don’t really care who wins tonight’s Superbowl, but if I had a gun to my head, I’d probably pick the New Orleans Saints against the Indianapolis Colts because I like quarterback Drew Brees.  Nothing against Peyton Manning, who seems like a gentleman and for whom I’ve cheered in a past Superbowl, but he had his chance already recently in Super Bowl XLI (2007), in which he led the Colts to victory and was the Supe MVP.

So, who do you want to win tonight’s big game, and why?  Who will win the big show, and why?


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36 Responses

I said this in my comment on Sapp but I think The Colts have this one. And I actually want to The Colts as well. The commentators all say it will be close but I think a blow-out early on. Have fun.

Bob on February 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Off topic: they say the world is filled with irony. G-d moves it in mysterious ways. Today’s there’s the news that an Orthodox Jew, just bought Josef Mengele’s diary. If you don’t believe there is a G-d, thisn’t a Super Sunday story for you!

Rantings Of A Nazi Monster Jew Buys Diary


NormanF on February 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I’m pulling for the Colts to see if a prediction I made yesterday will come true.

Bob McCarty on February 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Well having lived in Indiana for a few years and came to know quite a few Hoosiers and enjoyed my time there immensely I’m for the Colts. But the other consideration is I’m sick and tired of all the hype about New Orleans, Katrina, Bush bad and even if I wasn’t spiritually attached to the Colts I’d cheer them on anyway. Sort of an “anti” New Orleans fan.

kenny komodo on February 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Ewwww….that was ugly. Thought that on-sides kick was a cheap shot so early and unexpected in the game. But then again, they’re the Saints. Archie Manning wins either way, although I am sure he was rooting for his son.

Wow, Obama picked a winner for a change.

Bob on February 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm

WHO DAT. I wanted the Saints to win but did not think they could pull it off. Congratulations to the Saints and the NFC, which got ZERO respect. The Sports Books are happy too. Money just kept coming in on the Colts, even though NO kept getting more points.

Bonzer Wolf on February 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Great game, rotten half time ‘show’ from a band that should have stayed broken up. None of the players had been born yet when the Whocares had their run of hits.

Douglas Q on February 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Goes to show you that when you ‘have-it’ in your heart, anything is possible. They are both great teams.

#1 Vato on February 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

What? No wardrobe malfunction at half-time?? Now that’s shocking…

anywho, we can’t get the SuperBowl ads up here in Canada – they’re censored…(lots of other things are also “off-limits” for Canucks — might warp the Canadian mind…like no Hulu; like no pre-paid gift cards for ITunes which can purchase an Apple App — nope, against the rules…along with no SuperBowl ads; these things are just too subversive, I guess…

J.S. on February 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I was rooting for the Colts cuz after NO’s disgraceful behavior during/after Katrina, I’ve grown to hate the city and everything associated with it.

Also, it’s pretty sad the halftime show for Super Bowl 44 was performing songs that were popular around the time of Super Bowl 4. Pathetic.

Matt on February 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Didn’t watch most of it because it’s the National Felons League and the half time show was scum. All the hoopla about the anti murder commercial but no hoopla about Pete Townsend being allowed to perform. Or rather the networks lack of balls to make a stand against him after there was some protests over the choice of band with a convicted sex offender playing in it. CAGE FIGHTS. That’s some real tough stuff. WAR MIR.

Joe on February 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I thought it was an exciting game…but then again…I’m born and raised in New Orleans and I was 10 years old when we first got the Saints franchise.

This was an exciting thing after “waiting” 43 years just to go to the Superbowl,let alone winning!

gg man…gg


ebayer on February 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Drew Brees? YUCK!!!

Michael Smith on February 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I have to strongly differ with you, Debbie. I thought it was one of the better Super Bowls, seesawing, some excellent plays, and great passing by Brees. I thought NO going for it on 4th down at the end of the first half and then the onside kick were quite gutsy.

John Cunningham on February 8, 2010 at 12:14 am

Loved the game! Go Saints!! Go Drew!! My only complaint is the geriatric half-time show featuring the “WHO” which stands for White Haired Old guys. Can’t the NFL afford someone from this century to entertain us? I’m 53, but that doesn’t mean I want to hear and see old wrinkled rockers WHO can barely carry a tune anymore! Make my Ensure a double bartender!

Steve Hauptman on February 8, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Steve I loved the Ensure line.ROFL but it’s “GEAUX” Saints.

    mk750 on February 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

The Betty White, Abe Vigoda commercial was great. Not much else worked for me.

I thought The Who was great. No, they’re not quite what they were during the Live at Leeds days, but still great from what I saw and heard. As my 22 year old nephew said, “they kicked butt”!

While I’ve lost any sentimental feelings I once had for any professional football team long ago, I feel good for the old-timers here in my home state of Louisiana who have longed for this day.

Gregg S. on February 8, 2010 at 12:31 am

For all you idiots dumping on The Who… STFU!!!

They were freakin’ amazing!!! As for Townshend being a sex offender, he wasn’t convicted of anything. The guy made a dumb mistake so just move on.

Norman Blizter on February 8, 2010 at 3:34 am

The Who were upstaged by the high tech stage. There ought to be a law that forbids groups from using recordings more than a couple of years old to promote their concerts and instead use current recordings. Call it the “Truth in Concert” law…

arby on February 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

The two teams should be sent for Conflict Resolution Training so they could learn to share the ball !! 🙂

Shootist on February 8, 2010 at 8:52 am

Waking up from my fog, but I thought it was a great game. Boring, Yawn? Come on now. The game wasn’t decided until the interception return for a touchdown. The ads were ok. I liked the Snickers ad with Betty White. Betty White is awesome, she was great at the SAG awards as well. I also liked the Bears doing the Boost Shuffle. Anything Mike Ditka is doing has to be good. The dude in the cheetah print thong, had everyone in the bar saying Ewwwwww. Liked the Doritos ad with the dog putting the collar on his master.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 8, 2010 at 9:07 am

SAINTS all the way.

Great game! Saw some classic “Flutieball” action from Drew. I guess that time with Doug Flutie in SD finally paid off.

Can’t stand the Who, but it was a great half-time show. The accompanying light show was super. Liked the drum set with the RAF roundels.

The Colts assumed they’d win, but they got shut down ~

Never Was An Arrow II on February 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

I rooted for the Colts, and then found out Obama did too, so that added more to the loss, but it was good to see the Saints win one.

I posted my take on The Who’s performance on my blog. Someone has to tell the truth, after all.

Steve Harkonnen on February 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

If not for The Who’s song “Who are You?” being used by CBS’s flagship show “CSI”…I doubt that they would have gotten the halftime gig.
Since no one else has yet cared enough to mention them: Latifah can’t sing, and Underwood’s overblown screetching of the national anthem was a disgrace. Both were embarrasments.

Douglas Q on February 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

I’m late for the predictions of course, but I was rooting for the Colts because of Peyton Manning.

I live in Tennessee and Manning is a legend here because of playing for U of Tennessee. I was hoping this would cement his status as the greatest, ever.

Sorry, Debbie, I couldn’t care less about the commercials or the halftime show. I only watch for the game, alone.

But, I was surprised at how tame the Tebow commercial was. Much ado about nothing.

Still, I was very happy for the Saints because of Brees, who seems like a really great person, too.

Jeff_W on February 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

I would have to say one of the better Super Bowls in recent years. First time an onside kick was done outside the 4th quarter in the super bowl history, Sean Peyton is a risk taker and it paid off well. Only people who think this game was boring are either Colts fans or not familiar with the game

Gregg on February 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

Hey, Deb …

Agree on the commercials and 1/2 time show, but totally disagree about the game …

Saints were a profile in courage … the attempt on 4th down late in the 1st half; the 2 point conversion; the onside kick to open the second half … Sean Payton led “da Saints” as if a SWAT team going through the door – NO FEAR !!!

Drew Brees is the man, happy for Reggie and for Jeremy Shockey … This was amongst the sweetest of them all, and I think it all hinged on one play – the pick Manning threw to seal the victory for the Saints.


Still Shaking My Head on February 8, 2010 at 11:30 am





MARKCON on February 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

ANYONE ELSE THINK NOT MANNINGS FAULT THROWING INTERCEPTION? look to me receiver was supposed to turn in- not turn around- lokk where it was intercepted

MARKCON on February 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Not sure … I think the Saints’ D was doing a much better job of both shutting down the run and reading the secondary by the 2nd half. See your point though about the late pick up by the receiver on Manning’s cue …

    Still Shaking My Head on February 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Hello Debbie and all

I think the Doritos commercial with that little boy telling his moms new man to ‘KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF MY MOMMA, OFF OF MY REMOTE AND OFF OF MY DORITOS’ was the best. That would be really good if that was a true story and really happends.

Also if I didn’t know about what the Tim Tebow commercial was supposed to be about I would not of thought it was about pro-life but about how tuff the Tebow family is. Pretty lame.

INFINITE on February 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I know i shouldn’t comment on other post in bad way– but-[infinite] you do not have kids – do you? way to go being disrespectful – violent and selfish.

MARKCON on February 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm


Amazing that so many Republicans hate New Orleans because Hurricane Katrina contributed to the GOP slide that led to their losing Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008. You’d think that these Republicans would blame, you know, George Bush and the Republican Congress for that. But nah. That would mean the GOP actually heeding the “personal responsibility” rhetoric that they aim at everyone else.

Look, the low income population of New Orleans behaved as the low income population of any big city would had they been faced with the same set of circumstances, and that includes wherever it is you are from, provided that it has a large population of low income people.

Also, while the GOP loved to make the New Orleans failures the fault of the black Democrat mayor Ray Nagin (just as the liberals loved to blame George W. Bush) the truth is that similar to Bush, there is very little that Nagin could have done that would have made a real difference. The person who COULD have made a real difference was the governor of the state. But since the governor of the state was a Democrat, the national media had no interest in pointing that out. Fine. But the problem is that since the governor of the state was a conservative (by Democrat’s standards) white female instead of a black male, the conservative media was no more inclined to talk about what a disaster Blanco was during the crisis because going after Ray Nagin – who himself was trapped in the city without running water, power, or reliable communications like everyone else and had no hope of getting people out of the city or needed personnel and supplies into the city without coordination and support from the state and federal government that he never got – made better southern strategy type politics.

In any event, despite the games that the left and right on the national level chose to play, Louisiana folks knew what was going on. That was why more white New Orleans voters actually supported Ray Nagin than his white challenger in the next election. And it was also why the governor of Louisiana, Blanco, chose not to seek re-election, and why Bobby Jindal, whom voters rejected to elect Blanco in the previous election (most observers of both parties acknowledged that it basically came down to Louisiana voters choosing a white female in Blanco over Jindal, whose parents are from India) won by a large margin.

And that is the curious thing. People blame either Nagin or Bush based on party lines for the Hurricane Katrina mess when the real culprit was governor Blanco, and the unqualified Blanco was elected over the much more capable Jindal because a substantial number of Louisiana voters couldn’t brin themselves to support a nonwhite candidate. That’s the real story whether you conservatives want to acknowledge it or not.

Gerald on February 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm

You rooted for Manning against the Bears? I was just starting to enjoy your blog, now you are dead to me.

Phil Dayton on February 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Jim Irsay was against Rush. I am against the Colts.

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