Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???? Nope, not exactly. I AM ready for the commercials though! Oh, and snacks! I’m rooting for the Patriots (I was born in New England, therefore I feel a certain obligation), but I like the Seahawks too! Ok, let’s be real…I only know them because of Richard Sherman and now Marshawn Lynch’s awesome press strategy!
So, about the commercials…I LOVE the Budweiser commercials each year. I spent several minutes (probably an hour) on YouTube looking at old commercials featuring the Clydesdales. I especially enjoy the ones that feature that cute puppy who always seems to find his way back home (with help from the Clydesdales)! Those darn horses are so sweet, caring, and magical! I mean they really look out for their friends! Did you see the one where the baby horse aspires to be like the big horses and tries to pull the wagon all by himself? After a few pulls, it starts to move! He’s doing it!! He’s really pulling it all by himself like a full-grown Budweiser Clydesdale!!! Mama, I made it!!! Then you see where a few of the big boys are actually pushing the wagon from behind. SO SWEET!!! *Wipes watery eyes*
So, about the snacks…who doesn’t love snacks?! It seems like we really pull out our best snacks for the Super Bowl. It’s like the Super Bowl of snacking, right? You don’t want to sit down for an entire meal, but you still want something hearty…that game does lasts for hours. I find it best to stick to the staples…the fan favorites, if you will! That means the following menu: chicken wings, pizza, a couple of dips & chips, meatballs/cocktail wieners, and maybe something sweet. You can be as traditional or fancy as you like with those…DIY or pick it up from your favorite restaurants! You MUST have something to wash it down with, right? Some, probably most, parties will be serving beer and soft drinks. As for me and mine…we drink licka! I like the idea of having a prepared punch as well as a partial bar available. If you want to be fancy, create a specialty punch/cocktail for each team. This year, one can be blue (GO PATS!!!) and the other can be green. Name them something fun!
Now that I’ve got you all excited for the game, I’ll leave you with this hilarious Super Bowl ad from back in the good ole days (2003)!
Well Super Bowl XLIX is upon us and to my dismay my New Orleans Saints are nowhere near it. Well, unless they bought or received some tickets to the “Big Game”. Hey, I’m objective and will be the first to admit that my team was garbage this season, so back to this Super Bowl.
The teams playing are Seattle Seahawks and the Cheating New England Patriots. In regards to my viewpoint on Seattle I wish them all the best of luck and will probably be rooting for them to win. I can’t say that I have paid a lot of attention to any one team (besides the Saints), but in today’s football I find myself watching players these days not teams. The days of old dynasties with core players playing with each other for decades are gone such as the Dallas Cowboys of old circa 1995. I do however like Richard Sherman, and not because he considers himself “the best corner in the NFL” or the fact that he is everywhere in commercials now. I try to avoid most commercials with DVR these days. I like him because it has been a long time since an NFL player really stood up and challenged the league on the lopsided actions it takes against players and some teams. On numerous occasions he has pointed out the hypocrisy of the NFL. For example, the fact that the NFL wanted to fine his teammate for a particular pair of gold shoes he wanted to wear but doesn’t and probably won’t take action against the Patriots for “Deflate Gate.” Not to mention the fact that he addressed the new term of “thug” as it was used about him and others like him or I while displaying a level of intelligence that makes you want to say “Good job my brotha.”
Now to the Cheating New England Patriots, yes Cheating New England Patriots. I have a very strong distain for them. I have this saying that I don’t like to use the word hate because it’s a strong word so I say distain. Just know that is the utmost dislike that I could possibly have, and I have it for them. I will admit it not the whole team as much as it is the star quarterback, Tom Brady. Tom Brady is held as the poster child for all things right with QBs in the NFL and professional athletes in general as a role model. Well I don’t want to speculate as to the one particular thing that makes it such I will let you decide, but his story is no different than a lot of other professional athletes. Don’t get me wrong he is talented but he is also is a rich, talented, “baby daddy “ who left his model girlfriend when she was pregnant for another model who he later married and had kids with. So he is like a lot of other athletes that aren’t considered good role models, but I will leave that there. Then there is the preferential treatment by the league, as well as Tom’s attitude, that you are not allowed to tackle him now because he’s “protected”.
As far as the NFL is concerned I really wish they would stop watering down the Pro Bowl and injecting these ridiculous ideas into rules in an attempt to get more people to watch. The game is becoming a useless lead-in to the Super Bowl madness. Let’s be honest, the reason the ratings are so high for the Super Bowl is because of the commercials. Now commercials are starting to release beforehand, so as the ad revenue begins to decrease and the viewers dwindle what ridiculous idea will become a rule to fix that problem Mr. Commissioner? I dread the answer to that last question but I will be cheering the Saints through it all.