Up for Debate: Reactions from the Super Bowl

Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:57pm

What's you take on the Super Bowl outcome?

Filed under: City Voices

44 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 2/5/12 at 11:32

Sports isn't a game any more. Its just another job for those involved.

In the "superior" bowl, you can't have equals. One group of players have to prove they are better than the other team's players. Its always "we're better than you are."

One group laughing and the other crying.

By: dargent7 on 2/6/12 at 5:15

Can't believe New England lost to NY AGAIN. Brady's last minute "Hail Mary" should of been caught. That would of been great!
Madonna's voice was great, unless she was lip-syncing. Who was that other idiot who flipped off the crowd?

By: Ummm... on 2/6/12 at 6:28

d7, that was someone called "M.I.A." (too bad she wasn't). I know I'm showing my age here, but I remember when successful musicians had to actually know something about music theory and songwriting- and being able to dance was optional and unnecessary. IMHO, it becomes much harder to find the folks with true musical talent when the airwaves and stages are filled with people who look good jumping around in expensive costumes, most of whom can't carry a tune in a bucket, and who think a "scale" is something on their bathroom floor.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 6:52

ummm - You pretty well summed up the "no talent" half time show!

By: dargent7 on 2/6/12 at 6:53

Missing In Action? Thought she was a he.
I think Madonna can carry a tune.
Carrie Underwood and the one who sang the National Anthem are also stellar.

By: Ummm... on 2/6/12 at 7:07

d7- the world is full of adequate to excellent "singers," and even people who can't sing (like Taylor Swift) can have their vocals rendered perfect by today's technological gadgetry. My contention is that singing and dancing do not a "musician" make.

By: dargent7 on 2/6/12 at 7:11

Yeah, but Mick Jagger has "big ass lips..." and Rod Stewart has the worst voice known to man.
Elvis had the best voice on the planet.
That was Kelly Clarkston who sang the anthem.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 7:18

Good morning, Nashville.

Chris Collingsworth , one of the announcers, said it best, he said that these two teams should play each other every Sunday night.

We got to see two of the best teams in the NFL playing like champions...it's a shame that either team should have to lose the game....there were no "game goats"....no major screw-ups (except for the intentional grounding & safety).....the special SB ads were great, the half-time show was spectacular, IMO.

Now, the dreaded football withdrawal begins....cold turkey.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 7:23

Loner - We must not have watched the same half-time show! The one I saw was pathetically boring & not worth watching.

The game was great & every man on both teams IMO are champions!

By: Rasputin72 on 2/6/12 at 7:37

Anytime you see a punk like Tom Brady lose, you know it was a good game.

By: Ummm... on 2/6/12 at 7:40

d7, I really don't want to debate Jagger's lips or the merits of gravel-voices like Rod Stewart or Bob Dylan with you. The point I'm trying to make is that a voice is a natural ability- you either have a good one, or you don't. "Musicianship," however, is a craft which requires work, study, and practice. I'm not so sure many of today's so-called "artists" have ever applied themselves enough to learn much about the art of music.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 7:41

I dunno, I liked the Roman Empress theme of the show....the drum corps type drumline was a bit out of sync with the rest of the show, IMO...and the fat, black, drum major, rapper dude tore the illusion and was an unnecessary distraction from the main theme, IMO.

I like Madonna, and I think she did a great job...a little more skin would have been good...the end scene, with Madonna in a nun-type outfit and the chorus in flowing robes was a glimpse into the future, when the pious theocrats take over the world? The show ended looking like a Sharia-approved half-time show...no skin, lots of vestments....all that was missing was "God is great!"

By: dargent7 on 2/6/12 at 7:42

Ummm. I seem to remember George Martin saying the same thing about The Beatles.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 7:42

Rasputin72 - With what circumstances do you consider Tom Brady a "punk"? Jealously, envy or lack of knowledge?

By: Ummm... on 2/6/12 at 7:52

d7, the Beatles learned alot from George Martin, and I doubt you could find many people who would denigrate their "musicianship." The day Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson or Madonna writes a song like "Imagine" or "Let It Be," please let me know.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 8:25

My favorite ads? The "Prohibition Ends" ad, from Budweiser and the warning about the dangers of " Cannabis alternatives"....both were veiled appeals for Cannabis legalization...or that's how I saw them...anybody else see it that way?

By: PKVol on 2/6/12 at 8:45

I thought the other Budweiser commercial (celebrations through time) was better than the prohibition ends. I thought the Bud Light Platnium ads were a waste - beer is essentially beer, but if the beer companies can entice someone to pay more for a similar item, I guess they win. I never get the large number of movie ads, especially for those that aren't out for 3-4 or more months. The BMW 'daylight headlights' ad and the VW 'dogs' ads were very good as well.

As for the game, I thought it ironic that just a few plays after Colinsworth dissed Manningham's ability to make a catch near the sideline, he comes back with the play of the game for a catch along the sideline!

I thought the G-men were done after NE weathered the storm in the 1st half to take the lead into halftime and then extended it to 8 with the first drive of the 2nd half.

Top 10 Super Bowl, for sure.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 8:58

Definitely in the top ten SBs, PKVol, we agree on that....right down to the last play, it could have gone either way.

By: dargent7 on 2/6/12 at 8:59

Not to mention, "Hey Jude". Watch it on YouTube/ David Frost. "Revolution", too.
Yeah...what's with calling Brady a "punk"?
Three SB rings, at 34?
I'm closing in on 54 and the only rings I have are like a tree has.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 9:07

One of mine was the little dog moonwalking across the finish line in the greyhound race. Gotta watch for that little dog, next time I go to the track. The other was the disgruntled cheetah, got being out run by a car.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 9:15

OOPS! s/h/b/ - for being out run by a car.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 9:20

The fat little dog in running shoes beating those greyhounds was funny, Bfra, I liked that one too. I liked the Cheetah's revenge ad too...anybody who would cage a cheetah deserves being on the cheetah's menu, IMO.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 9:29

Loner - Just read that greyhound lovers & clubs are giving a lot of flak about that ad. That is what I call, very narrow minded!

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 9:30

I didn't think the Budweiser ads came up to par, compared to several of their past ads.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 9:45

Greyhound lovers lack a sense of humor? Sheeesh! It's just a silly ad.

I liked the end of prohibition ad...I could watch it several times before getting sick of that one...there was a lot in that one...I think it was a full 60 second spot...it set up the sequel ad, which was also very good, IMO.

Hey, everybody's tastes are different...we are all individuals...that's what makes our society unique, we got all kinds here..the good, the bad, the ugly....the saints & the sinners...that's America...we celebrate our individuality....except when we go to church, or when we get in that voting booth....then we tend to join the herd.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 9:48

LOL Loner - Good comment!

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 9:52

I missed MIA flipping the bird...must have been a quick one. Shows a lack of class and gratitude....IMO.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 9:56

Thanks, Bfra. I agree with you, every man on both teams is a champion....the coaches too. The whole event had class, IMO.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/6/12 at 10:15

Here you go Loner; MIA

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 10:19

According to articles about MIA, that is her/his MO on a regular basis. But, is getting what it was probably done for, publicity.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/6/12 at 10:24

In a couple hilarious statements, the NFL first wrote of the gesture and image above:

“There was a failure in NBC’s delay system. The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.”

This, naturally, led to a response from NBC, which reads: “The NFL hired the talent and produced the halftime show. Our system was late to obscure the inappropriate gesture and we apologize to our viewers.”

So, should M.I.A. get fined for the move? Of course. Not because it's especially lewd, simply because it's such an incredibly lame cry for attention.


By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 10:33

Live by the bird, die by the bird.....git a rope!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/6/12 at 11:06

A Frenchman walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder. The bartender asks, "Where did you get that thing?" The parrot replies, "In France, there are millions of them!"

By: Captain Nemo on 2/6/12 at 11:08

Two duck hunters out on the marsh duck hunting. One says to the other, "we're not having much luck today getting any ducks." The other one says, " maybe we're not throwing the dog high enough."

A mother bird, a daddy bird and their baby bird were getting ready to migrate. The mother bird said, "My instincts tell me to go north." The daddy bird said, "My instincts tell me to go south." The baby bird said,"My end stinks too, but it doesn't tell me where to go!"

Q. How do you catch a unique bird? A. Unique up on it. Q. How do you catch a tame bird. A. Tame way -- unique up on it.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 11:36

Thanks for the bird humor, Captain...

Yeah, MIA ruffled the plumage with that bird....NBC and the NFL are acting like chickenshits...hey it's a bird, get over it folks; but no, the legal eagles, the love doves and the media buzzards are fighting over the carcass of one lousy bird.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 11:56

Just read about Underwood, player dropped day before the superbowl. He still cheered his team on & tweeted nothing but support for them. That is a standup guy.

By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 11:57

Don't know if MIA was supposed to be paid or not, but if so, she should receive NO PAY at all.

By: Loner on 2/6/12 at 12:10

Being notorious or infamous can be as financially rewarding as being famous, Bfra....if it's played right.

By: pswindle on 2/6/12 at 2:47

Loved it!

By: budlight on 2/6/12 at 4:40

Wow! Light on the comments. I liked the one with "dirty harry" turning democrat! And the government under the guise of a car company probably paid for it. I love football when it's a close game and it was close. I agree with D7 on the last minute Brady hail mary - would'a been awesome. However, didn't happen.

That was a good show by Madonna and I usually don't care for her. At least she didn't have any wardrobe malfunctions.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/6/12 at 4:59

Silly budlight, it was a Chrysler Ad. Get your fact straight before making a fool of yourself.


By: bfra on 2/6/12 at 5:40

Nemo - A zebra can't change it's stripes. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 2/6/12 at 6:33


A donkey is no thoroughbred racehorse.

By: spooky24 on 2/7/12 at 5:13

A good football game despite the hype. Madonna seemed uninspired at the lip syncing however I only saw a little of the show.