So, last night was the Superbowl and I’m okay with saying that besides knowing how to identify a touchdown and a sack I’m totally clueless about the rules of the game. Don’t know the names of the players, well maybe one or two, not the coaches, not the positions, well maybe quarter back, but mostly nothing. But guys, I have a burning question and please tell me if I’m only seeing it this way because I’m practically a dummy at the game of football. Have you ever held a toddler’s hand and given them numerous “do overs” just so they could successfully perform a certain task? Well, that’s what the last couple of minutes of the game felt like to me with all those fouls being called in the last few minutes in favor of the Rams. Am I totally off base here with this feeling? Well, that’s what it looked like to my untrained eye, but like I said, “I don’t know nothing about nothing” when it comes to this game of football.
Now, I don’t know much about the game, but I know how to have fun and the half-time show was da bomb! Old School showed up big time. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr Dre, Fifty, Mary J Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem all rocking it on a set made up to look like a block in Compton complete with store fronts, antique cars and a block party. It was no “nipple gate” but it sure got my attention. All these mostly 50 something artists throwing it down just like the “yung uns” do. I was back in the 90’s again and loving every minute of it.
Which finally brings me to those commercials. Now you know Crypto currencies are here to stay when last night’s airtime was saturated with Bitcoin Ads. I have to admit, I was back in dummy zone again because most of those ads flew right over my head. Speaking of flying, did you guys see the ad with the bar codes crisscrossing across the screen? Just the barcodes, no picture, and no words, just the flying barcodes. Clever, had my kids been with me, I would have seen them eating this up. Luckily, one of us seniors in the room had the good sense to pull out our phone and scan the codes on the tv screen. Revelation moment…”oh it’s Bitcoin!!!”, go figure. My favorite ads were a simple one about Avocados from Mexico and a cute Frito Lay commercial with reptiles and other creatures around a swamp. But there were some strange ones, believe me. Lays chips with a zombie bride, hereditary hands stuck in a Pringles cylinder, a very weird almost spooky Irish Spring commercial and water in a beer can being marketed to kids and pregnant women.
Overall, the Superbowl was well… the Superbowl. A bunch of good-looking men running around in tights. Lots of sacks and fumbles and fouls, and maybe a questionable end, you tell me, but the half-time show was da bomb!
Picture: My favorite high school baller, Jayden Myers #6