Pretty entertaining game, I have to say. I'd give it 3 stars (out of 4) in the last post's rating system. I'd thought the stopping of the Saints on 4-and-goal right before halftime was going to be the defining play in a Colts victory, but the onsides kick** and the back-breaking INT by Porter when the Colts were looking ready to even the game up. Good job, Saints. Well done. Am I bitter that you earned a Super Bowl title before the Eagles? Only a little.
Eh. The best comment I read suggested that The Who looked sounded like an aging-Who cover-band. I have to agree. I've never been a huge Who fan. I felt a little bad for Daltry's creaking voice but was pleasantly surprised that CBS didn't try to do a CSI tie-in when they played "Who Are You?" Did you guys like it?
I know that the Snickers "Betty White" commercial was pretty good, and it and the Google "Guy searches his way to career and love in Paris" ads are getting a lionshare of the kudos, but one 2-second blip put the Denny's "Chickens Across America" ad in first place for me — a silent scream from a chicken in a spacesuit? That sort of genius can't be topped.
The most tiresome ads by far have to be the E-Trade talking babies. Please — you weren't all that funny when you started… enough already!
What were your favorites? Least favorites?
Okay — so only 7 more months to Week 1!!
* full-disclosure: I am not clever enough to have thought of that title. Someone at the New York Times was.
** there was a good little piece in yahoo sports about how the Saints rookie kicker was "terrified" by the coach's decision to call the onsides kick. It's a nice real-human quote after all the hyperbole.