Monday, 8 February 2010

It Might Take Me Some Time Before I Can Become Accepted As An Honorary American

The game was good, once I got into it. That wasn't until the 3rd quarter when the game was nearing its climax. By the time the 4th quarter was done I was wondering if the Saints quarterback had any Scots heritage and could be persuaded to play at No 10 for Scotland, maybe then we might have someone who could dictate some decent play against the French.

As much as I enjoyed the second half. The first half was a struggle. I watched it, but it was struggling to keep my attention. Too much stopping and starting for my liking. 48 minutes of adverts for a game that is supposed to last 60 minutes was just too alien for me. I half suspect that the stoppages in the game are just so that some of the larger players can stock up in extra burgers and fries so that they have a little extra weight in which to hit their opposite number for six, sadly I can't prove this theory because the adverts got in the way of showing that element of the game.

Speaking of adverts.

I get the the need for the adverts, it pays for the game - but when there is 48 minutes of adverts during the game who is going to watch the program that comes after that shows the story behind the adverts? Seriously!


Sausage Fingers said...

It was a pain in the ass, although I did like the one where the kid slapped the big man - Don't touch my mama or my crisps.
Anyway thank god for real football.

Scotsman said...

That and the Dorito dog collar were worth watching but mostly I was just longing for someone to invent a dvr machine that allows you to fast forward live tv.

5thsister said...

The onsides kick at the beginning of the 2nd half was a pretty gutsy play call and, I believe, the turning point of the whole game.

I was saddened, however, by how geriatric The Who appeared. Aging rockers should lay low. And I'm talking to you Mick Jagger and the Stones, and you, too, Paul McCartney.

Scotsman said...

I think the turning point of the game was the fact that the Colts didn't keep the pressure up when they got that early 10 point lead. Slowly put surely the Saints got back into the match and the Colts couldn't turn it back on when they needed to.

I don't understand why the Superbowl keeps going for the classic stars. Paul McCartney would have been a great choice in the 60s, and The Who were a fantastic band in the 70s but now they don't have the same presence on that size of stage as before. His voice was croaking.

I understand that the vast majority of people who can afford a $900 Superbowl ticket are older but I still think there must be some good bands out there that can rock a stadium for 30 minutes.