The Super Bowl review by Bills fan Ashley Petty

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What a dud. I absolutely thought the Super Bowl would be competitive and a lot better than it turned out to be. It was really depressing to watch Peyton struggle even though from the sounds of it most just wanted a good game and didn’t mind who won either way. There were some bright spots in the commercials though, but it really didn’t seem like there were as many funny ones as usual. The halftime show might have been the only part of the night that exceeded many expectations. For it being built up as much as it was, the Super Bowl only receives a 5/10 from me this year.

The Game.

The game was a bummer. Nobody likes a blowout unless you have money on the winning team. The fact that the Broncos were meek on offense albeit their #1 offensive ranking and MVP Peyton Manning. Seattle dominated in every phase of the game…special teams, defense, and offense. As much as I could go into depth about how quickly Seattle scored in each half (twelve seconds for the safety AND for the kick return for a TD), I won’t bore you all to death because you most likely watched it. A dismal performance (to say the least) by the Broncos. Pure domination by the Seahawks.

The Commercials.

Well, at least we didn’t have to endure any weird make-out sessions with a really pretty girl and a super nerdy guy, so in that sense we won! In my opinion there were WAY too many car commercials with only a few that were interesting. I’m a gal who’s just not that into cars but maybe some of you are. Also local commercials, movie trailers (some were exciting, like Spiderman) and TV show ads took over which weren’t of interest to me. Maybe the buildup of the Super Bowl ads and the early review made them less interesting. Many of commercials were available online before we actually saw them on the Super Bowl.

I was surprised to see a lot of heartfelt ones, like Budweiser with the soldier coming home. It was refreshing for a commercial and really sent a positive message that we can all appreciate.

Among my favorites:

·         Oikos Full House reunion

·         Radioshack

·         David Beckham (Sorry, for girly reasons)

·         Tim Tebow’s Contracts

·         Doritos – both of them

I’m sure I’m forgetting quite a few, but needless to say, some commercials did not disappoint!

…and $4 million dollars for :30 seconds? Could you imagine having that amount of cash to be able to spend on advertising? Mind blowing…most of those I don’t remember even 2-3 hours after seeing them, which really is the point of the ads.

The Halftime Show.

As much as everyone was dreading the halftime show, I was looking forward to it but wasn’t really sure how the crazy Red Hot Chili Peppers would fit with the smooth moves and instrumentals of Bruno Mars. Bruno did not disappoint and was really great live! He obviously sang his biggest hits, but it seemed so much shorter than last year’s show. RHCP came out swinging and were crazy when combined with Bruno. It was like the Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar mashup at the Grammy’s that people didn’t expect to be so hard-hitting. But, it really worked and turned out to be one of the most enjoyable in awhile. Adding the military dedications in before “Just The Way You Are” made it really special.

Overall, the Super Bowl just wasn’t what I thought it would be.

…and they still managed to throw in Wide Right as a jab to the Bills fans watching…THANKS NFL.

Congratulations to the Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seattle Seahawks, the first in their franchise history.


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