Sunday, February 04, 2007

Un-informed Sports Commentary

  • Why in 2007 would you play a Big Game outside? It's raining, for gosh sakes!
  • What's it like for the people in the stadium who paid $600 + for tickets to sit outside getting drenched?
  • Is it getting on everyone's nerves to hear Peyton Manning discussed every four seconds?
  • What about the other players? What are they, chopped liver?
  • If Peyton's dad expressed even a teensy weensy interest in being Governor of Mississippi, he'd be elected in a heartbeat. Just sayin'...
  • No Super Bowl snacks in our house. I'm missing the semi-obligatory Velveeta Melt with Canned Chili with Fritos Scoops!
  • Love the Coke commercial.
  • How'd they chose Prince for the Halftime Show? What's with that?

St. Casserole, not your regular NFL sportscaster

15 comments:

LadyBurg said...

You are a Color Commentator! That is what Mr. Burg tells me when I make such important observations (as the ones you have made!). I also wonder about the uniform color combinations at times.....

Songbird said...

About Prince (also Billy Joel)--do you think they want us to party like it's 1999? Or maybe 1989?
The Princess cracked up over Mr. Joel's rendition of the National Anthem, particularly the twilight's last gleamin' and the stars and stripes so gallantly streamin'. I was also amused.

cheesehead said...

Hey, show us poor folks from Indiana a little love! For years and years and years, all we heard was "Da Bears this" and "Da Bears that". People thought sports in Indiana was all about Bobby Knight throwing chairs, or really fast race cars.

Payton and company: brung. it. I am very proud.

Oh, and Prince is one heck of a performer--in the pouring rain wearing a do-rag, no less. Let Janet and Justin try that!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I don't do football. Your comments are all I need. Billy Joel doing the national anthem? What? In a quarter octave over his existing 1/2? (meeeowww). Prince probably rocked and delivered the goods. The boy is insipired,though hard to tell by his dress(es) (meeouch) And don't know who Peyton whoever is. Lord have mercy.

reverendmother said...

Prince does nothing for me, but I thought the halftime show had a decided lack of sucking. I was surprised. Florida A&M helped.

Purechristianithink said...

I don't think Prince performed from his best material, i.e. the stuff that was popular when I was in college. But maybe I'm just ticked off that while I look,ahem, kind of different from how I looked in 1985, he looks the same. What's up with THAT?

Sue said...

I loved the Coke commercial too. I thought Prince pulled off an amazing half-time show considering it was pouring rain. It did add a certain unique quality to "Purple Rain" though.

Teri said...

There were like 5 coke commercials...and they were ALL good! How is that even possible?

RE Prince: we discussed that perhaps he was the best deal? maybe the NFL was trying to save money...

And RE rain: at least they didn't play the game in Chicago, where it was -17 plus (minus?) windchill...

cheesehead said...

PCIT: I heard Oprah say it three times today--"Black don't crack." I think that may act in Prince's favor.

Whereas doughy, pasty, Midwesterner (me) cracks plenty.

zorra said...

The only reason I know who Payton is, is because I am old enough to remember when his daddy was "Archie Who?".

Couldn't care less about the game, but I would have enjoyed the Velveeta/chili/Fritos!

Bag Lady said...

From Chicago here -- didn't watch the game. Not a football fan, not even a fair-weather friend.

Sad to say, I didn't even know who the half-time act was until I read today's Chicago Tribune.

Anybody else remember when Prince was as shocking back in the day as were Janet and Justin three years ago?

And, purechristianithink, of course Prince can look like he did back then. Just like many other celebs can -- no (real) job and lots of time to "preserve" (can?) oneself. Meow, meow.

will smama said...

St. Cass, this post physically hurts me.

First, I was glad it was pouring rain because over 75% of that stadium didn't have to pay for its tickets - they are all corporate. Did you notice how tight and how few the crowd shots were? That's because thousands of people had left because they got their ticket for free from So and So Inc.

Only a few real fans get to go to this thing.


It's Peyton Manning and if it weren't for him NONE of the other guys would have been there. Of course that statement can be reversed, but without quite as much authority.

I will let the Billy Joel comments go... for now. And Prince, well I just appreciated that Prince got away with his own sexual innuendo (hello, is that your guitar you are playing with behind the curtain or are you just happy to see me) so that I didn't feel so old having a singer from my own early days being considered a safe halftime performer.

This is all.

will smama said...

Um,sorry. I did not mean for that to sounds so angry. All in fun!

jledmiston said...

It would do wonders for the whole event if you, and maybe Reverend Mother were co-color-commentators. Just watching the whole thing with the rain, etc. made me so happy to be home with our chips and salsa.

Singing Owl said...

Just read this, and gotta say they were my thoughts exactly...except one thing. The Bears still suck, and next year the Pack is back.

Don't really care about football, but I am from Wisconsin so had to say that.

:-)