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Irritated.org | February 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Superbowl XL: The Theft

Wow, one of the worst Superbowls of all time.  The Refs stole the game, the NFL stole the entertainment, and the Network stole the commercials. Even with the abundance of leftovers I was left with an empty feeling inside. Empty even with the new 52'' Mit DLP HD TV.  I even had half the room filled with non-fans of the sport. Would be converts intranced by the game in all its HiDef glory, but even they, in thier football ignorance, simply uttered... "aren't the guys in the blue-grey unforms winning? What's with the score."

Bill Leavy review Roethlisberger TD

I mean really... it looks like Bill Leavey, the Ref, is looking at the play but I just cant for the life of me figure it out. About this time you might be saying to yourself that I am some Seattle FanBoy crying, but nothing could be farther from the truth. I am a Cowboy fan and tied for second (a distant second I might add) are Miami and San Diego. It is true that I like Seattle more then Pittsburg, but not enough to be indignant.

In addition I am far from alone in this feeling. Countless articles and blogs can be found by fans everywhere, Pittsburg fans not withstanding. Aaron Schatz from FootballOutsiders.com says it best in a recent article, "I don't feel that the refs stole this game from the Seahawks. I feel that the refs stole a great game from us, the fans of the other 30 teams." Kevin Hench of FoxSports.com goes into some detail on "what went bad" in his article, "Refs were far from Super in this one"

The half time show was, to put it politely, total and utter crap. Sorry Mic, even if two lines of your songs where not "muted" it still would have been ever so slightly marginally better CRAP. I like the Stones just like the next guy but i like them on my iPod, my Netgear server, or thru any number of MP3 players, not LIVE when the century date begings with a "2". I would have much more prefered crap like Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, or Jessica Simpson as they are much nicer on the eyes (I'll take care of my own "muting" thanks NFL).

And finally the subpar commercials. Once almost as good as the game, this year they pretty much stank. There where a few good ones, like the Michelob one when that chick gets tackled HARD... that was funny, and I can never get enough of that Overstock.com MILF, and of course my favorite "MacGyver MasterCard" commercial, but otherwise the bulk of them sucked as bad as, well... normal ommercials.