Super Bummed

Like any good Lutheran, I like to take the long view on the issues du jour.  Wait to formulate a cogent thought before spouting an opinion.  Avoid the tendency to jump on or off a given bandwagon.  Live in the tension.  Blah blah blah…

After 5 days of reflecting, watching video, listening to talking heads, and reading hundreds of articles…I’m ready to weigh in on Super Bowl 43 / XLIII with a list of 10 “quick hits”:


  1. Easily one of the Top 5 Super Bowls ever in terms of big plays & riveting drama
  2. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band rocked…especially for AARP members
  3. Kurt Warner cemented his status as a Hall of Fame QB, even in defeat
  4. John Madden says a lot of goofy things over the course of 4 hours
  5. The commercials were uninspired, unoriginal, and uninteresting
  6. Santonio Holmes only got one foot down on the game winning TD
  7. Santonio Holmes should have been penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration after said TD
  8. I will forever believe that Kurt Warner’s game-ending “fumble” was really an incompletion
  9. Lamar Woodley clipped Tim Hightower on the James Harrison TD at the end of the 1st half
  10. I’m way more bitter about this than I thought

3 Responses to Super Bummed

  1. I agree with you on Warner, but I think Santonio Holmes did have both feet in.

    I love your comment about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band. I was thinking he was going to break a hip the way he was sliding around. I thought it was a pretty lame half-time show.

    But at least we didn’t have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions.

  2. scott schaffer says:

    Amen on the game ending “fumble.”
    I though his arm was coming fwd, too.

  3. Kara says:

    Regardless of Holmes’ feet in or out he is a d-bag, pardon my French. He always wanted to be a “super star” and “the superbowl made him a super star.” Nice of him to dub himself that and not, you know, other people.

    The anthem at the beginning was pre-recorded.

    The half time show was pre-recorded, everything but Brucy’s yelling and talking. I don’t think you would be able to classify what he did as singing.

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